Similar scenes were repeated all over Ayrshire as dads fell out with their wives and headed out to the football on Valentine’s Day!


But love was in the air when their sons arrived at the South West Region Futsal event at the Magnum Centre in Irvine, as the teams fell for the indoor game that is favoured by European and South American youngsters.


Over 50 teams of seven players played over the two-day event that concluded on 14th February. 


This annual event is organised for 11-year-old players from each of the three Ayrshire associations - Central Ayrshire Youth Football League, North Ayrshire Soccer Association and West of Scotland Youth Football League. 


Organiser Alan Sloss was delighted by the standard of Futsal on display. He said: "The format of the game puts more emphasis on individual skill and the low-bounce ball ensures that players have to move more off the ball to receive passes on the floor.


"The players did really well, and we hope that they will be able to transfer the skills they have learned into their usual football games during the season." 


A big congratulations is extended from the Scottish FA to all those who attended and played in such a skilful and sporting manner.