This year's Scottish FA/Cameron Gunn Festival was the biggest and most successful to date with 109 youth football teams taking part.
The annual event at Netherdale in Galashiels is organised by the Scottish FA and community partner McDonalds, in association with Scottish Borders Council's (SBC) Sports Development Unit and The Scottish Borders Junior Football Association (SBJFA).
The Festival, which saw age groups from under-6 to under-17 taking part, is dedicated to Selkirk teenager Cameron Gunn who tragically died at the age of 19 whilst playing football. £1448 was raised at the Festival and is being donated to the Scottish HART charity.
Drew Kelly, Scottish FA development officer, said: "This year's event was a huge success with all the children playing the game in great spirit. The event is supported by the teams and officials involved in the SBJFA leagues and is the pinnacle of their season. A great deal of money was raised for Scottish HART and we are now beginning planning for next year's event."
Raymond Fenton, chairman of the SBJFA said: "This was one of the most successful Cameron Gunn tournaments to date, and highlighted the improvement in the standard of football through the years. It is all down to the hard work of the coach volunteers under the guidance of the local Scottish FA development team, SBC, the volunteers from the local children's clubs and the sponsorship of McDonalds.
“The SBJFA and local children's and youth clubs are proud to help Scottish HART at this event and almost £1500 was raised during the day.
"It was also the SBJFA Finals day and the excitement, tension and commitment shown ensured the massive crowds watching did not have their spirits dampened by the rain. Thanks must go to the Border Trophies who sponsored all the cup age groups this year."
Newly appointed South East Regional Manager David Drummond was at the event for the first time and was hugely impressed by what he saw. He said: "This is by far the largest youth football event I have witnessed and great credit must go to those that have helped organise it. Drew Kelly, Andy Lawrie and Dougie Anderson have done a tremendous about of work to make this event a highlight of the football calendar, but special thanks must also go to all the club volunteers for making this such a special day."
McDonald’s, the Scottish FA’s community partner since 2002, will help to attract 13,000 new volunteers and 10,000 new coaches into the grassroots game by 2014, as well as supporting 600 clubs and 52,000 players through new and existing football networks.