WITH Pars goalie Sean Murdoch at the helm, Scottish football’s top prizes were in safe hands.

And the Athletic custodian was aided by a number of young fans as the SPFL Trust’s Trusted Trophy Tour stopped at East End Park.

Highlighting the work being carried out at professional clubs across Scotland, it arrived in Dunfermline to focus on the club’s Tours for Schools programme.

Athletic invite local schoolchildren to attend the stadium where they go behind the scenes and look at the employment opportunities within a football club and how each role ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the club.

Michael Mlotkiewicz, general manager, said: “The Tours for Schools programme is a great opportunity for the children but also for our staff to showcase their worth to their club and community.”

The Pars also boast a number of other community programmes including: Football Fans in Training, Baby Buggy Bootcamp, East End Boys, Walking Football and Dribblers & Mini Kickers.

The SPFL Trust’s project has an ambitious target for clubs to engage one million people through community engagement every year, to be achieved over the next five years.

Currently, the trust and all 42 member clubs engage with an estimated 710,000 individuals each year, around 13 per cent of the population.