Overline Telecoms, based in Worthing, has sponsored Ferring Youth FC, and organised a special training session for the under-14s to inspire the children.
Ex-Brighton and Hove Albion player Kerry Mayo, who made more than 350 appearances for the club, visited to take the session.
Mr Mayo and staff at Overline are working with various local organisations and teams in the area, to encourage local children in the community to participate in sport.
Sales director Jason Young said it was a key objective of the businesses to address health inequalities .
He said: “With our society moving at a faster and more detached rate, due to technology, busy schedules and frequency of general change, we at Overline are working towards bringing our business, its staff and the people in our community together.”
He added: “This is the only way we can truly address health inequalities and give everyone, especially the youngest, the chance to be the best they can be, by encouraging them to develop interests and hobbies.”
The players took part in a number of fun team-based activities, and heard stories of Mr Mayo’s experiences as a professional football player.
Ferring FC under-14s play in the Arun and Chichester Youth League, and have extensive training and club facilities.
Anyone interested in joining the under-14s team next season, or are already playing at A or B level in the West Sussex League, should contact Stewart Glossop by calling 01903 785471.
Alternatively, enquiries can be emailed to [email protected]