SCORES of future football stars took to the pitches at Inverclyde Academy to enjoy some October break fun.

Children from primary schools across Inverclyde joined coaches from Morton in the Community as part of their holiday camp which has been running this week.

Open to boys and girls from four to 12, the camp was made possible through a partnership Morton in the Community forged with Inverclyde Council, Inverclyde Leisure, Active Schools and the SFA.

The youngsters were able to enjoy the first mini-Morton event since March.

Niamh Watt, 19, is delighted to be back coaching the kids.

Niamh, from Port Glasgow, said: "It's been brilliant being back for the first time since before lockdown.

"The kids are absolutely loving it.

"It's been a challenge for me as I've been teaching age groups that I wouldn't normally work with, but I've enjoyed every minute. "I'm studying for my HND at the moment as I eventually want to be a PE teacher, so this is a great way for me to gain experience."

As well as taking part in football tournaments at the sessions, which have been running every day this week, coaches Paddy McAlees, David Cook and Jonny Roy have been teaching the kids new skills in the safe, Covid-19 friendly environment.

Jonny, who during his time while furloughed joined a group of fellow footballers to raise over £4,000 for Morton's 'TeamTalk' initiative, said: "We weren't sure just how many kids would sign up, but we've had consistently between 35 to 40 kids every day.

"Everyone is so glad to be back and both the kids and coaches have really enjoyed their week."