PENSIONERS and tots used the beautiful game to bridge the age gap as they teamed up for a 'goal-den' football project.

The little ones at Wellpark Children's Centre kicked off a four week football programme with elderly people from the Hillend Day Centre after lottery funding was found.

It was led by Paddy McAlees from Greenock Morton Community Trust and proved to be a huge success.

Gillian McDonald, who is an early education and childcare officer, says it was an extension of their successful 'Auld Yins & Wee Yins' project.

It aims to help the nursery build relationships and links with the wider community.

She said: "Our Aulds Yins and Wee Yins project has been running for a while now, so this is a wee extension to that.

"We got lottery funding to have Morton in the nursery for the year so we thought it would be great to bring the two projects together.

"Paddy is fantastic.

"He has created a course specifically for the older people and the children, which develops their physical skills and gets them active and moving."

As part of the 'Auld Yins & Wee Yins' project, the tots have been visiting the elderly people at the Hillend Day Centre every two weeks where they enjoy a range of activities together.