KIERAN Steer won gold in his competitive return to boccia at the Scottish Disability Sport Invitational.

The Crossgates athlete competed in the Edinburgh event at the weekend after two years away from the sport.

Kieran initially played Paul Mclister and Jayne Milligan from Northern Ireland and had significant victories in both matches.

His final match for the gold was against fellow countryman Ross Munro and was delighted to win the match 5-2.

Kieran is Disability Sport Fife’s first ever high performance boccia player.

As a junior, Kieran won gold at the World Junior Para-Sport Games in Brazil.

In boccia pairs rankings Kieran reached as high as third in the BC4 class and eleventh in the BC4 class individual rankings.

Kieran was part of Team GB for World Championships in Beijing in 2014 and the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

After Rio, Kieran took time off from boccia to pursue other interests and concentrate on other aspects of his life.

Kieran is now engaged to Cat Spencer who was a delegate at the UKCC Level 1 boccia course at Lochgelly HS last weekend and is committed to boccia coaching.