A FOOTBALL festival aimed at getting more girls interested in taking up the sport was carried out at the Indodrill Stadium.

More than 100 girls, from primary 4 and 5 classrooms throughout Clackmannanshire, took part in the festival at the Alloa Athletic ground.

The non-competitive event hoped to introduce girls to the sport, which is rapidly gaining popularity among women in the country.

Alloa Athletic have their own women’s football team, who compete in the Biffa West SWFL on Sundays.

The football festival was organised by Clackmannanshire Council’s sport and leisure team, as part of the Clackmannanshire Primary Schools Sports Association annual events programme.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Congratulations to each player and team for the effort and dedication displayed at the event, during some very testing weather conditions.

“The players were supported to prepare for the event, and on the day itself, by parents, carers, teachers and school staff.

“Thanks also go to Jonny McPhee and Alloa Wasps Community for use of the venue and support with the event.”

Anyone interested in following up on football can attend a football class at Alloa Academy on Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm for ages 5-12.

Contact the Sports Development team for more information on 01259 452347 or email sportsdevelopment@clacks.gov.uk.