Youngsters had a ball as they showed off their fancy footwork on the first day of a holiday football camp at Dumbarton Academy last week.

Kids at the camp benefitted from varied sessions covering dribbling, passing, first touch, shooting, heading and teamwork as they looked to emulate their heroes on the park.

As well as football camps for five to eight year olds and nine to 14 year olds, minikickers and goalkeeping sessions were also held at the school last week as part of the holiday programme.

A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Leisure told the Reporter: "Our football camps provide young children aged 5 and up with fun, exciting and challenging coaching sessions that focus on the key skills involved in football.

"The most important factor however is that the children have lots of fun, socialise and perhaps make some new friends. We had forty children attend from across West Dunbartonshire and from the feedback received it appears that they all had a ball! We have these holiday camps throughout the year during Spring, Summer and October School holidays and they are always really popular with children and their parents."

The next block of WDL community sports programmes for children and young people starts this week and include sessions covering football athletics, badminton, basketball, hockey, tennis and pre-school sport.

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