MSP Annabelle Ewing has praised Cowdenbeath FC's community set-up which sees the club working with young people and encouraging them to develop their skills.

Ms Ewing met with Tom Ewing, a director of Cowdenbeath Football Club with responsibility for the club’s Youth Setup and Community Programme.

Speaking Ms Ewing, said: “I had an interesting and useful meeting with Tom Ewing, a retired senior police officer and director of at Cowdenbeath FC who has particular responsibility for the club’s Community Programme.

“It was very interesting to receive an update about the youth development work that the club is engaged in locally and great to hear that they are now working with some 14 schools delivering football coaching to over 300 young people per week".

The club has a varied programme which also involves developing sessions for girl footballers.

The MSP added: “Growing out of that, I was absolutely delighted to hear that further to a new project being developed following the Women’s World Cup, there are some girls only classes in the pipeline.

“It was also great to hear about the various other community projects that the club is involved with. It is really good to see the way in which a club like Cowdenbeath engages with the local community and is actively seeking out ways in which it can have an important role to play beyond a Saturday afternoon.”

Annabelle Ewing is pictured with Tom Ewing in the tunnel at Central Park beneath the club crest.