INVERCLYDE Sports Centre director Barry Fleeting was the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of Largs Walking Football Club.

Barry, who heads the national sports campus, spoke about the close relationship with the local community in addition to Inverclyde's principal role of providing state of the art facilities for sports people from all over the UK and Ireland.

The centre is the premier place, particularly for disabled activities, with 80 en-suite accessible bedrooms, and hosts many school and residential courses.

The Walking Football Club will record its fifth anniversary at the centre this year and now has more than 50 registered players, ranging from mid-50s to 80s.

Drew Cochrane, who was re-elected as chairman, said that members were benefitting from fun, fitness and health at the two one hour sessions on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

To meet the needs of former footballers and the more competitive members, Largs had now entered the West of Scotland Walking Football League and Scottish Cup competitions under the management of ex-Largs Thistle player and coach Kenny Lynn.

Dougie Bratt, who presented a very satisfactory financial report which reflected the other social events held by the club, was re-elected treasurer and kit man and referee Pat Rall was presented with a gift for his services.