MORE than a hundred budding young athletes descended on Clydebank Leisure Centre last week for a dodgeball tournament.

The competition saw teams from 13 primary schools and Kilpatrick School face off in a clash of the titans at the West Dunbartonshire sports facility.

Louise Morrison, Active Schools coordinator, described the occasion as simply “brilliant” and told the Post: “The kids really enjoyed it.”

Each team had an allocation of ten children, meaning there were some 140 youngsters involved in the frenetically paced festival on Thursday.

The event, in its second year, ran incredibly smoothly and had the practical support of West College Scotland students, who helped with the organisation and refereeing of matches.

Competing in a round robin friendly tournament, children had to ensure they knocked out all of the opposing team’s members and avoid being hit with the ball themselves.

Ms Morrison said the occasion was a great opportunity to get more age groups involved in sport.

She added: “It was a big success. It was really good. Primary fours don’t always get a chance to represent their school, so it was an exciting opportunity for them.”

And to add an extra spice to the occasion, there was even a little time for a staff vs students match, giving pupils an unexpected chance to try and beat their teachers.