Youngsters put their best foot forward at a recent Festival of Sport at Ravenscraig Stadium. 

More than 65 children and family members, most of whom came from the surrounding Branchton Community Centre area, attended the Ravenscraig Community Sports Hub event on Saturday, June 2. 

They were treated to a number of fun-packed challenges including sprint races, javelin throwing, and long jump as well as basketball activities such as dribbling through obstacles and shooting drills.

The hockey dribbling skills also proved very popular with the myriad of football challenges concluding with the youngsters trying beat the goalie, which they apparently did quite a lot.

A popular addition this year was a visit by KG Hawks, who brought along various birds of prey which the young people were able to handle and learn about.

For the less energetic there was face painting and to round things off at the end of the activities every one of the youngsters left the stadium with a hub goody bag.

A spokesperson for the hub committee recognised that the success of their family Festival of Sport would not have been possible without the help and assistance from volunteers.

They thanked:

Inverclyde Athletic Club: Janice Hendrie, Hanna McGeehan, Isobel Burrows, Thom Service, Sol Currie and Fraser Stirling.   

BOUNCE Basketball Inverclyde: Christopher Gallagher, Dylan Bell and Jonpaul Gallacher. 

Greenock Morton Hockey Club: Lorna Brown, Murray Brown, Nuala Quigley, Niamh Horton and Annabelle Hof.

Greenock Juniors:  Gary Fleming, Stephen Docherty and Cammy McPhee.

Branchton Community Centre: Carol McEwan, Stephanie Kane (and her mum!) 

Face Painting: Claire Brown

KG Hawks: Martyn and Lee

Inverclyde Leisure staff: David Harris

The fun-filled family day was deemed an 'outstanding success' by attendees and organisers.