YOUNGSTERS at Keighley Albion kicked off their preparations for the new season by attending the rugby league club's inaugural summer sports camp.

The session provided 46 children aged four to ten with a range of opportunities to enhance their basic skills, build confidence, make new friends and get in shape.

Participants were also challenged to develop sportsmanship, offensive and defensive skills, as well as learning the rules of various other sports.

The one-day camp combined traditional sports, such as rugby, football and golf, along with the likes of dodgeball.

A club spokesman said: "This introduced the kids to a variety of sports and games while they also get a chance to work on team-building, promoting physical fitness.

"This is something we are looking to build upon for next year, when we will be holding more sports camps throughout the school holidays and try to make this grow.

"We are, as a club, focused on introducing children to rugby league as we have a large number signed on spanning from four years old, with the Albion Antz, up to the Keighley Albion under-15s.

"It is certainly satisfying to see some of the children from all ages coming together for the day."

This Saturday is Albion's family fun day and potential new members, children or adults, are invited to attend the Crossflatts club from 10am, with the opportunity to meet all the coaches from various age groups.

All proceeds from the day will go directly towards the purchase of new equipment to help children progress in the sport.