A WEST FIFE family came away with an array of silverware from the Dwarf Sports Association UK's National Games last week.

Finlay and Skye Davidson, from Inverkeithing, travelled to Birmingham for the event and took part in a string of events over the weekend.

Both youngsters bagged golds in their respective 60 metres sprint, 40m sprint, discus and shot putt on the first day. Finlay also got a silver in the relay while Skye also picked up top spot in the javelin.

Not to be outdone, mum Hailey also did well in the discus and javelin.

On the second day of competition, Finlay, 14, came away with a gold in cycling and a bronze in hockey, missing out on a medal place in badminton.

Nine-year-old Skye took part in three events and secured a gold in cycling and hockey and a bronze in new age kurling.

Proud mum Hailey also fired her way to a gold medal in the rifle shooting and she said: "Athletics is where Finlay and Skye excel, they both train on a weekly basis with Disability Sport Fife, and thoroughly enjoy all track and field events.

"With the competition getting tougher each year as they both move up the categories, we were hopeful of a few good personal bests and maybe a medal or two.

"Both children finished the day with a gold medal in all their athletics competitions that they entered!"

Hailey, who is vice-chair of the Dwarf Sports Association (DSA) UK and regional co-ordinator for Scotland, also volunteered for the event along with husband Scott to help make sure the Games went smoothly.

"We both thoroughly enjoy becoming more involved within the charity and I am very pleased to also take on the role of vice-chair within the board this year" she added. "We feel it is so important for any person that has dwarfism to have the support of the DSAuk, and we will always promote it.

"As regional co-ordinator I am very proud of each of them; throughout the weekend, the team showed incredible sportsmanship, friendship and lots of support, especially between our different age groups. This was my own personal highlight – seeing everyone support each other!"

Members of Team Scotland are now looking towards the eighth World Dwarf Games in Germany which take place in 2021 and Hailey is about to start the mammoth task of fundraising to help make this happen.

"I have 14 athletes wishing to sign up already and I expect many more from the Scottish team will be signing up than the five I took to Canada in 2017," she added.

"I intend to raise vital funds for the Scottish team to participate as I am aware cost plays a large part for people to be able to participate; being a family of three dwarves can be expensive when travel and accommodation are taken into account to get to all the events.

"We intend to start fundraising and will look to companies and businesses to see if they can help in any way to support the Scottish team! If anyone wishes to help us, please contact dsa.scotland@yahoo.com."