GALLERY: One Direction joins Melbourne Heart training

Melbourne Heart FC had a special guest at a training session last week.

Melbourne Heart FC had a special guest at a training session last week with One Direction band member Niall Horan paying a surprise visit to the Red and White.

Horan, one fifth of One Direction, came to training at La Trobe University with his cousins last Wednesday to meet Harry Kewell, John Aloisi and Hayden Foxe - players whom he admired in the English Premier League.

Horan also had a brief kick with Aloisi and Foxe, exchanged a signed jersey with Kewell and admitted he would be supporting Melbourne Heart this season.

Check out some images from Niall's visit to Melbourne Heart last week, above.

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Photos copyright Calvin Aurand Photography