BIG-HEARTED goal-den boys turned despair into delight by giving back to their community.

The families of the Port Glasgow Boys' Club 2010 players had been saving all year to attend their first weekend football tournament at Craig Tara.

The boys collected £4,900 for the weekend away but their dreams were dashed when the tournament was cancelled due to Covid-19.

The team, their parents and coaches then decided to donate to a good cause instead - and handed over £400 to Belville Community Garden, the group at the forefront of the coronavirus relief effort.

Proud mum Lynn Roxburgh, whose nine-year-old son Leo plays for the side, contacted the Telegraph because she was so proud of all the boys.

Leo, pictured, said: "I'm happy that our team has helped other kids by donating the money."

Head coach James Harris told the Tele: "We held a race night, bag packing at B&M and the boys got a buzz out of that.

"One of the boy's mum and dad owns the Orangefield Cafe and held a bric-a-brac sale there, another climbed Ben Lomond with his mum and one of the boys cycled round Millport with his family."

James said he was very pleased with the team's efforts and how they came together to raise funds for the tournament.

He said: "I am very proud of everyone and how they took it on their own shoulders."

"The boys were devastated when the tournament was cancelled but the community helped us to raise the money and I thought it was only right that we give something back to thank everyone who helped us."

The coach researched local organisations working through the the crisis and decided to choose Belville.

He said: "It seemed to be one of the bigger organisations and I live in the east end, so I had that connection.

"When I called them they were delighted and said they would spent the money buying laptops, tablets and dongles to help youngsters continue their education at home.

"So in a way our boys are helping other youngsters with their education."