The Hucknall Sports YCFC soccer school rewarded more than 35 youngsters between the ages of four and six for their efforts over the past year, at an annual presentation evening.
The six-year-olds now begin to move on to play organised football in the Young Elizebethan League.
The group have already been playing friendly games in order to get them playing in an organised way in readiness for the new season.
The Soccer School children were boosted when ex Hucknall Sports player Joe Worrall, who has recently signed a full professional contract at Nottingham Forest, arrived to present the awards.
Worral is one of the rising young stars at Forest having been very successful playing for the Under 18s and Under 21 team this past season.
A Hucknall Sports spokesperson said: “We wish Joe all the best in his future footballing career.
“Special thanks must go to the coaches and to the soccer school’s administration staff for the valuable work they put in every week without fail.
“The club would also like to thank the parents and grandparents who stand, each week, in all weather, watching their children having lots of fun with a football.”
The soccer school, which is based at the New Wigwam playing fields on Kenbrook Road, off Papplewick Lane, Hucknall, now holds its sessions every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 11.30am.
Anyone interested in joining should call 0115 9539032 or visit at www.hucknallsports.com
Hucknall Sports YCFC is recognised as one of the leading youth soccer organisations in Nottinghamshire.
They operate with 21 teams from Under 7s right through to Under 16s.
The soccer school was formed in 2003 as a way of introducing children to their first experience of organised football.