Youngsters having a ball in Levenmouth

East Fife Schools football competition  - winners Mountfleurie Primary
East Fife Schools football competition - winners Mountfleurie Primary

Pupils from primary schools across Levenmouth took part in the second annual schools tournament at East Fife on Friday.

The P5, 6 & 7 youngsters, from St Agatha’s, Parkhill, Methilhill, Mountfleurie, Coaltown of Wemyss, East Wemyss and Balcurvie primary schools, participated in the morning of football in brilliant sunshine which culminated in a tense final between last year’s victors, St Agatha’s, and an on-form Mountfleurie side.

In the end, Mountfleurie proved to be the team of the day, winning the match 2-0.

Teacher Tony Russell said: “They all put in exceptional effort today. They showed impressive determination, given that they are all only P5 & 6 pupils, and kept to their game plan and listened to their coach.”

The event was organised by Harry Blythe, East Fife board member, with help from East Fife coaches, school staff and Parkhill teacher Andrew Morrison, who said: “It’s been a really good day.

“There’s been loads of goals and loads of fun, and this is all about participation and giving them a chance to represent their schools.

“Health and wellbeing is so important and this tournament is helping us to achieve that.”

The event was opened by new TSB Leven branch manager Ian Keddie, who also helped to referee some of the games.

He said: “This is a great event, and we wanted to show support as TSB is sponsoring the Scottish Schools Football competition. There’s definitely some future talent here and all of the games were fairly played.”