YOUNG Bankies got to try out a new sport last week as part of an Active Schools event.

A fun futsal festival took place over Thursday and Friday at Clydebank Leisure Centre.

Pupils from St Joseph’s, Carleith, Goldenhill, Clydemuir, Kilbowie, Linnvale,Whitecrook, Gavinburn, Our Lady of Loretto, St Stephen’s, Edinbarnet, St Mary’s, St Eunan’s and Our Holy Redeemer primaries all took part.

The Post’s photographer attended the festival on Thursday, February 28, to take some snaps of the kids trying out futsal.

Adam Gibson, organiser of the festival, said: “We played with basic futsal rules as it would be most of the kids first experience. The idea is that futsal is a slightly heavier ball which doesn’t bounce.

“This gives the players more opportunity to control the ball and use football skills. It is much more difficult to kick the ball long as it is heavier and doesn’t bounce, therefore the players had to pass, dribble and control the ball in order to get success.

“The festival was uncompetitive so we didn’t keep any scores. This was to encourage the players to play rather than worry about making mistakes.”