A women's football star inspired children at a school in Welwyn Garden City after paying them a surprise visit.

Lily Woodham, who plays as a defender for Women's Super League side Reading and for the Welsh national team, went to Springmead Primary School and put on a number of football-based activities, before speaking to the children about her career.

One of the day's highlights saw teachers take on the children, with Springmead teaching assistant Eva Kriki saying: "Lily organised a game between a group of teachers and a group of children and the whole school went crazy. 

"The game ended with the children winning, and they happily played with the ball, followed her instructions and did some stretching exercises.

"Their dream not only to see a famous footballer, but also to play football with her, came true."

The children clearly enjoyed themselves, with pupil Ellie saying: "We had a really fun time with Lily Woodham."

Another child, Amelia, added: "This is the first time I met a footballer in person."

Lily's visit is a part of a series of initiatives by Springmead, aimed at motivating and inspiring children to join in physical activities to keep them healthy and happy.