WEE COUNTY kids will be able to get back on the field as Alloa's summer rugby camp makes its return.

Alloa Rugby Club will be running the camp for both boys and girls in P7, S1 and S2 from Wednesday July 28 to Friday July 30.

To ease the financial burden on parents over the summer, the camp will be totally free to those attending.

It will allow kids to get back to playing sport, after 18 months of restrictions and lockdowns, and get them involved in playing rugby for Alloa and their schools.

Alex Jess, Alloa Rugby Club's youth coordinator and organiser of the rugby camp, said: "The summer camp aims to get kids involved in the school of rugby, to get them playing for their schools and for Alloa.

"In 2019, we ran a summer camp with Alloa Academy and Lornshill Academy for the kids to come along and get some training from our coaches.

"After the first year both schools had teams in the Forth Valley schools festival."

The 2019 summer camp saw professional Scottish Rugby Internationalist Grant Gilchrist, who played for Alloa Rugby Club's mini and youth sections take part in training with youngsters.

On the issue of the camp being free, Alex said that the club wanted to "give something back to the community".

Due to coronavirus, the summer camp could not run in 2020, which Alex said disadvantaged some youngsters in Alloa and hopes that this year's camp can fix that.

He continued: "We have a decent under 16s to 18s side but the S1/2 side has kind of disappeared.

"Those kids didn't get to take part in the school of rugby so they missed out.

"By opening it up to P7, S1 and S2, we hope to give kids who missed out an opportunity to get involved."