THE late Dunfermline former Scottish international badminton player, Russell Hogg, has been awarded a special posthumous award by Scottish Disability Sport (SDS).

Russell, who won bronze at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and was Scotland's third most-capped player with 117 appearances, passed away last month after a brave battle with cancer.

At the 2012 SDS AGM he received a special award given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of disability sport.

As National Development Manager with BADMINTONscotland, Russell adopted an inclusive approach to the development of the sport through ground breaking work in areas including club development, coach education and competitive opportunities.

In 2010 he took up a post as Participation Manager with SDS with a remit to support and develop grassroots sports programmes for athletes and players with a disability.

Promising Crossgates BC4 boccia player Kieran Steer was chosen for the David McCrae Bursary, given to support young Scottish athletes with a disability with the potential to succeed on the international stage.

Kieran has made great strides forward in the short period of time he has been playing sport. He attended the GB Boccia Championships for the first time in 2012, acquitting himself well and only losing in the bronze medal play off to Paralympian Peter McGuire.

Earlier this year he won the 2012 British Junior Boccia title after only dropping one point throughout the competition.