FORMER Altrincham boss Graham Heathcote has been putting players from New Earswick-based Fox Football Club through their paces.

Heathcote took charge of a session with the York Minster Engineering League division four strugglers after they won a national Premier Makeover competition run by paint firm Glidden Trade.

A one-time Alty player and manager, Heathcote offered expert coaching advice and ran through various skills sessions with the Fox squad.

As part of the Premier Makeover prize to live and play like a Premier League club for the season, the pub team also won a clubhouse makeover, exclusive travel to and from away matches, a new kit and washing service, and a VIP night out in London for all their WAGs.