NINETY football teams and around 2,000 people came to the Burgh for Helensburgh FC’s first ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ youth football festival.

Teams travelled from far in wide to participate including teams from Oban, Lochnell, Lochgilphead, Galston, Crosshouse, Campbeltown, Paisley and many teams from the Glasgow area.

Tournaments were hosted for four, five, seven and 11-aside teams – making the festival the biggest football tournament in Argyll and Bute, even though it’s only in its first year.

Entry for all teams was cut to £20 to encourage affordable football for all – hence the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ name.

A club spokesman said: “The £20 entry fee and the name #TwentysPlenty attracted a huge amount of interest and we could have easily sold another 40-50 teams for the weekend but simply ran out of space. “We will review the format for next year and try and include everyone who wants to attend.”

The only competitive tournament was won by Clyde Thistle’s 2006 team, who narrowly defeated their Drumchapel counterparts 2-1 in a an extremely close final.

The spokesman added: “The club would like to thank all its sponsors and supporters who made the weekend possible and a big thanks to Argyll and Bute Council who worked hard to have the pitches ready in time for the festival.

“The club would also like to thank the local residents who showed great patience with the increased level of traffic and noise in the area.”

If you are interested in joining Helensburgh Football Club, please search Facebook for ‘Helensburgh Football Club’ or contact Kenny Russell on 07865 074656.

The club currently runs age groups for kids born in 2003 up to 2013.