THE second of a two-weekend football festival took place in the Wee County, held in memory of Alan McGillivray.

The tournament is held each year and attracted more than 1000 players, coaches and families to West End Park in Alloa to raise money for charity.

Organised by Alloa Saints Football Club, the second leg of the competition was held over the weekend of August 5 and 6 to fundraise for Forth Valley First Responders and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Paul Robertson, chairman for Alloa Saints, said: “The second weekend went really well. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t too great on the Saturday but really picked up on the Sunday.

“Everyone really enjoyed it, and everything all went to plan. We’ve raised over £1000 over the two weekends for the two charities which is a really great effort.

“The kids all enjoyed the tournament, it was very competitive, especially on the Sunday. It was a competitive U13 and U14 age groups and there was some really high quality football being played from everybody.

“Feedback from all the teams who took part has been brilliant as well so it’s good to hear that participants and visitors enjoyed the full thing as well.”

The first weekend of the Alan McGillivray memorial tournament took place over the weekend of June 24 and 25, featuring youngsters from Forth Valley, Fife, Glasgow and Tayside.

The teams battled it out across five different age groups and all earned medals, which were personally handed out by Alan’s sister, Claire McGillivray.

The Alan McGillivray football tournament has become an annual tradition in the Wee County and whilst dates have not been confirmed for 2024, fans can be sure of the festival returning next summer.