SCOTTISH Disability Sport (SDS) has named the Scotland Boccia Squad that will challenge for honours at UK and International level in the year ahead and a Crossgates name appears in it.

Following a break after the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, Kieran Steer, from Crossgates, has rekindled his love for the sport and worked his way back into the national squad.

With the assistance of his fiancé and coach Cat Spencer, Kieran is attempting to regain the form the took him to the highest levels in the sport.

Joining up with the best players in the country will offer Kieran the opportunity to regain the form that gained him a place in the GB Boccia team in Rio. Kieran is the first DSF member to excel at international level in the sport of boccia.

Kieran is one of 10 players selected for the Scottish squad along with four ramp assistants who support the BC3 players. Claire Morrison, from Dalgety Bay and GB Boccia, supports the squad as a coach mentor.

Richard Brickley MBE, President Disability Sport Fife, is delighted to see Kieran back at this level and said: "Well done to Kieran and Claire who continue to put Fife on the national and international boccia map".

The Scottish Boccia Squad is Reegan Stevenson BC1 Glasgow; Hannah Craig BC3 Dundee; Sean McCann BC3; East Lothian; Jamie McCowan BC3 South Ayrshire; Scott McCowan BC3 South Ayrshire; Patrick Wilson BC3 City of Edinburgh; Peter McGuire BC4 South Lanarkshire; Stephen McGuire BC4 South Lanarkshire; Ross Munro BC4 Glasgow; Kieran Steer BC4 Fife; Carole Craig Ramp Assistant Dundee; Paul McCann Ramp Assistant East Lothian; Gary McCowan Ramp Assistant South Ayrshire; Linda McCowan Ramp Assistant South Ayrshire; William Wilson Ramp Assistant City of Edinburgh. Coaches, Claire Morrison Coach Mentor Fife; Andrinne Craig Head Coach Aberdeenshire; Jennifer Barsby Head Coach Stirling; Lewis McConnell Assistant Coach East Renfrewshire.