Kids kick off the holidays at Peterhead F.C

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

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Primary school kids had a ball at Balmoor on Thursday as part of the Polar Explorers Holiday Club.

More than 80 youngsters aged between four and 12 participated in a morning of football coaching and sports activities provided by the Peterhead club.

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

Kath Cameron, leader of the Polar Explorers Holiday Club, was pleased with the days proceedings.

She said: “The event is going very well and all the kids are having a great time and the volunteers are enjoying it too.

“It’s a pleasure for us to get to know the kids over the week.”

The football morning was just one of many free events organised by the Polar Explorers from Monday 6 to Friday July 10.

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

St Andrew's Church Holiday Club members playing football at Peterhead Football Club.

Held by St. Andrew’s Church and the Salvation Army, the Polar Explorers looks to teach children about Christianity with stories from the Bible while also providing fun days out - and days off for the adults.

Kath said: “One of the aims is to give the parents a bit of a break just for one week and it’s a bit of fun just at the start of the holidays.”

Nat Porter, general manager of Peterhead F.C, helped take the morning training session and also gave kids a guided tour of the stadium, showing them the locker-rooms and the boardroom with its medal cabinet.

Nat, who played for Peterhead for 14 years, said: “We’re doing a lot of things in the community and we’re always happy to get involved with the community.”

Nat also stressed that he wanted to see more children get involved with their local team, be it coming to matches or listening out for the teams results.

He also hoped that the training day would help the future generations of football fans feel welcome at Balmoor and give them a strong connection with the club.

He said: “It’s important that the kids feel comfortable coming here.”