MORE than 200 Wee County kids tapped into World Cup fever and showcased their ball skills during two touch rugby festivals.

Held over two days, the P7 events, organised by Clackmannanshire Council, were hosted by Hillfoots Rugby Club and Alloa Rugby Club respectively.

Ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup concluding in France, the festivals were themed around the tournament, with participating schools encouraged to wave the flags of competing nations.

Muckhart, Menstrie, Tillicoultry, Strathdevon, Craigbank, Deerpark and Coalsnaughton primaries took part in the festival at Hillfoots,whilst Redwell, Banchory, St Sterf's, Park, St Bernadette's, Clackmannan, St Mungo's and Abercromby primaries attend the event at Alloa.

A total of 20 teams of ten boys and girls played at least four matches across both days, whilst fair play winners received a rugby ball signed by Scotland stars Kyle Steyn, Huw Jones, Zander Fagerson and Scott Cummings.

Awards on both days were presented by Provost Donald Balsillie, and Councillor Scott Harrison, spokesperson for sports, leisure and active living.

The council added: "Thanks go to the host rugby clubs, game coaches including Barry Munro from HRFC and Murray McKenzie from Alloa RFC, primary school staff for their support, and sports leaders from Alloa Academy, who acted as game referees at the Alloa festival."