Kilwinning Rangers chairman Colin Boyd has scooped a national award for his services to grassroots football.

The Buffs chairman has been crowned winner of the 2020 best volunteer in adult football award at the annual Scottish FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards.

The awards celebrate the efforts of grassroots football volunteers across the country who make a difference and go the extra mile to support their local communities.

Through some very testing times Colin has been unwavering in his support of the vision of having a football club at the heart of Kilwinning’s community.

He helped oversee the Buffs’ move from Abbey Park to the sports club and played a leading role in securing the financial future of both organisations.

Colin was praised by Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish who said: “Colin should be extremely proud of all his achievements, grassroots football in Scotland is in a much better place with him being a part of it.”

This is not the first accolade Colin has received this year after he won best volunteer at the SFA South West Region Grassroots Football Awards.

After regional success he was then judged alongside volunteers from across the country before being crowned national winner.

Colin said: “It was brilliant to win the SFA award. It felt fantastic. It is a good achievement for everybody at Kilwinning Sports Club and Kilwinning Rangers and it is a great honour.

“You don’t do any of this for awards or to get a pat on the back but it’s also good to get a wee bit of recognition although it is a bit embarrassing because I was not expecting it.

“It’s fantastic to hear Kenny’s words. I would have got to meet Kenny had it not been for the pandemic. Kenny played at junior level so he knows the level pretty well so it’s great to hear those comments.”

It is hoped that Colin will be presented with his award at a ceremony at a later date once coronavirus restrictions have eased.