ASHLEY WILLIAMS delivered a pep talk to Wales’ stars of the future ahead of their European Under-17 Championship finals tilt.
Williams led Chris Coleman’s senior side to the Euro 2016 semi-finals and won 86 caps.
And the ex-Dragons captain visited the squad to give an insight to the next generation about his experiences of playing at a major tournament.
Wales’ squad, which includes Manchester United forward Gabriele Biancheri, have met in Cardiff.
They have reached their first appearance at a youth finals since 1981.
Wales open their tournament against hosts Hungary in Budapest on Wednesday.
Williams, 38, posted on Instagram: “The gift is always to be passed on, it’s not yours to keep.
“An attitude of gratitude @fawales.
“Pleasure to speak to our U17s ahead of their Euros campaign.”
Craig Knight’s Wales, who qualified for the first time in their history after a 2-2 draw with Montenegro in the elite round, also face Poland and Republic of Ireland in Group A.
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England are in Group D and start their campaign against Croatia on Thursday and also face Netherlands and Switzerland.
Scotland take on holders France plus Germany and Portugal in Group C.