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Highland Rugby Club volunteer coach Euan Hamilton receives Young Person's Award from Scottish Rugby

By Will Clark

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Highland Rugby Club volunteer coach Euan Hamilton has received a major award from Scottish Rugby as part of the 2021 Community Recognition Awards for the Caledonia Region.

Euan Hamilton
Euan Hamilton

The 17-year-old Millburn Academy pupil received the Young Person's Award for his sports leadership within his local community and as a volunteer at Highland Rugby Club.

Hamilton first joined the Inverness club as a micro, and is now giving back as a volunteer coach, supporting over 60 kids in their Micros section.

Working with the other Micro coaches, Euan is assisting with the planning and implementation of warm-ups and other aspects of training sessions.

Hamilton is also a sport ambassador at Millburn Academy.

In this role, he has been providing direct support to help restart school sport which has been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic.

Football, rugby and dodgeball are all now back on the sporting agenda, with netball and hockey next on his list.

Hamilton was also selected as one of 20 ambassadors to the Young People’s Sports Panel, run by sportscotland and Young Scot.

He has been elected as a panel member for the next two years, where he will work with Active Schools Coordinators and local sports hubs with the aim of making sport more accessible, and provide a voice on behalf of other young people.

Highland Rugby secretary, Andrew Russell said: “I have known Euan since I was a coach to our Micro players and it has been a pleasure to see his development into a young man with a desire make sport more accessible through his club, school and the wider community.”

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