THE sun has had its hat on and West Fife kids have been basking in the glow of trying new sports – all for free.

Around 50 youngsters aged between 5-12 descended on the Fleet Grounds in Rosyth this week for the second summer sports camp organised by the youth arm of Rosyth Football Club.

Working in collaboration with the South West Fife Community Sports Partnership, which operates the Fleet Grounds facility, Fife Council and its 'Cafe Inc' initiative, which serves up free lunches across the Kingdom, and the Rosyth EATS project, they were able to offer kids the chance to enjoy healthy lunches and try sports such as football, golf and tennis with no costs involved.

Two camps – from Wednesday July 10 to Friday July 12, and from Monday to Wednesday this week – were held and Barry Paterson, chairman of Rosyth FC youth, said: "It has been tremendous.

"The first week was outstanding and better than I could have expected. The response was great and, at the highest point, we had 50 kids booked in. We could have doubled what we had but we were at capacity.

"We felt we should try and give something back, it was great to be able to do it. It wasn't just football, which is our bread butter, as we had multiple-sports and were able to introduce the kids to sports they might not have otherwise had the chance to do.

"The West Fife Community Sports Partnership were good enough to give us the facility at no cost, and we have a good link with the council, who provided food and some equipment.

"For me and my coaches, it's great to be able to give something back. We played for Rosyth growing up, so to create initiatives like this, is a great thing."

Kimberley Fraser, a registered coach and secretary of the 2011 team, for whom one of her sons plays, added: "Two of my kids went and loved it.

"The camp was split over two sessions, in the morning and afternoon, and a lot of kids stayed for both. They got to try a lot of different things, and have an introduction to a lot of different sports.

"I felt it was a huge success."

In addition, the camps also collected food for Rosyth EATS to re-use.