Prince’s Trust volunteers at Corby had a ball when they spent three weeks helping to create a community garden at Steel Park in the town.
The young people, aged 16 to 21, are taking part in a 12-week team project run by the trust.
They raised money to buy equipment for the scheme and then rolled up their sleeves and set to work.
As well as clearing the overgrown site at the home of the Steelmen and creating flower beds, they have been making benches and planters for the garden.
Team leader Trudy Ancliffe said: “We were approached by the football club and asked if we would like to take part in the project.
“The young people discussed the idea and agreed.
“They have really enjoyed the project and some of the group have secured work experience placements at the football ground.”
During the course the volunteers take part in a variety of activities, aimed at developing their life skills.
They have taken part in a team-building exercise at RAF Wittering, as well as a residential course in Derbyshire.