A former Darlington footballer has been appointed as a gym instructor at a hotel and spa.

Ville Vaisanen made just five appearances for the Quakers under David Hodgson between 2006 and 2007.

He also has five caps for his native Finland.

The 31-year-old has now taken up a role at Headlam Hall Hotel, in between Darlington and Barnard Castle.

In his new job he will work with guests and members of the spa on fitness consultations and programmes.

The striker had spells at clubs in Finland and Greece as well as playing for De Graafschap in Holland and FK Bryne in Norway.

For more details about Headlam Hall Hotel call 01325-730238, e-mail admin@headlamhall.co.uk or visit headlamspa.co.uk.