HILLFOOTS RFC held their annual junior festival at the weekend with more than 100 kids from teams across Scotland descending on Tillicoultry Park to get a masterclass.

Following a hearty breakfast watching Scotland fall to Ireland at the Rugby World Cup, the kids set out to emulate the skills of their heroes with specialist coaching from some of Hillfoots' coaching staff.

During the session, many a great side-step was seen and dummy passes were thrown by the next generation of international players, some that even Stuart Hogg would have been proud of, as the youngsters showed off their skills.

Club supremo Paddy Sherrard told the Advertiser what he prefers to focus on with youngsters who are still getting to grips with the game.

He said: "The focus at this level is positively developing individual player skills and not the match outcomes which is always apparent on the kids' faces despite the rain and cold.

"Thanks to Barry Munro and the team of volunteer coaches and helpers who made the day such a success."