MORE than 200 youngsters played their heart out in a football tournament celebrating the life of an adored Inverkeithing High teacher last weekend.

Hamish Ferguson taught at the school for more than 30 years before he passed away at the age of 63 in 2015.

He retired in 2007 after mentoring and coaching a number of pupils who would go on to play professional football, including three former Scotland internationals.

The football festival was organised by a reformed Inverkeithing United - a team Hamish and his brother, Euan, coached in the 1970s - and were delighted to see his family attend at New Central Park in Kelty on Sunday.

Jamie Kinnear, who helped bring back United this year and was taught by Hamish for four years, said: "We were lucky enough that Euan was there on Sunday and he felt it was a fitting tribute to Hamish and that he would have loved spending the day watching the kids playing and having fun.

"We were really happy that Hamish's family were able to attend on the day and the feedback we've had from them has been so supportive.

"It was a big success. There was fantastic football on display from start to finish with hundreds of kids coming from across Scotland to play in remembrance of Hamish.

"I got the opportunity to watch a lot of games and the standard was very high. We had teams from all over and was played in the right spirit as well."

Jamie now hopes the festival will become an annual event with plans already in place for introducing an eleven-a-side tournament next year.

"We agreed that we wanted to start on a smaller scale as a starter for ten," he said.

"We have had so many great responses via text, email and through social media with teams already looking to play in next year's."