Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson visited Knoxland Primary School in Dumbarton to support the Tesco Bank Football Challenge this week.

The Rangers legend and ex-Scotland international met primary two and three children as they enjoyed a training session with Scottish FA coaches.

The ex-footballer even joined in with the activity that has now reached over 140,000 children throughout the country.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge, now in its eighth season, is run in partnership with the Scottish FA. The programme introduces 20,000 primary school children across the country each year to a healthy and active lifestyle using the power of sport.

Over 95% of primary schools in Scotland have now engaged with the country’s leading football participation programme. Teachers and volunteers also continue to enjoy the Scottish FA’s in-service programme with more than 8,700 now trained to support the growth of football in schools.

Barry Ferguson said: “It was great to visit Knoxland Primary School today and to be part of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.

“To see a programme like this in action is brilliant as it teaches children the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

“Having three kids at home, I know how hard it can be to drag them away from modern distractions, so it’s great to see companies investing time in getting kids fit and active through sport.

“Having fun in any sport at this age is what’s important, and the Challenge enables children to do just that.”

Adele Mills, Senior Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank, added:

“Our community programme encourages children to develop positive, lifelong habits and have fun whilst doing so.

“We’re delighted that Barry was here today supporting the Tesco Bank Football Challenge, and that the children had the chance to meet such a positive and prominent role model.

“We’re committed to ensuring children understand the importance of keeping fit and active, giving them memorable experiences such as today’s visit from Barry.”