HUNDREDS of youngsters turned out for this year's Kenny Ritchie Festival of Football in Musselburgh.

The annual event, now in its 13th year, is run by Musselburgh Windsor FC, and saw Pinkie playing fields almost at capacity, with fun fours, and matches for 5-a-side and 7-a-side taking place.

It is held in memory of Kenny Ritchie, a former player, coach and committee member at the club who passed away suddenly in summer 2010.

John Hood, who recently took over from Scott Robertson as Windsor president, welcomed the players, their families and friends to the event, and thanked Specsavers, the event's long-time sponsors.

He said: "Through the financial support we get from Specsavers we are able to provide a tournament that is one of the most affordable in Scotland, we could not do this without their help."

Preston Athletic were awarded the Malcolm Coyle Award, in memory of the club stalwart who died aged 30 after a battle with cancer.

Former president Robertson handed out the award, while Jeanette Coyle, Malcolm's mum, attended the festival.

The youngsters put on a superb day of football, while the club's girls section also held an event, and played some eye-catching football.

After the day's play, medals were handed out, and local MSP Colin Beattie was on hand to offer his congratulations to all those who took part, alongside Bill Axon, general manager for enjoyleisure.