Active Stirling volunteer Mya Gear was awarded Scottish Rugby’s ‘Young Persons award’ for the Caledonia Midlands Region, at the Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Awards 2023, which took place at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Friday 17 March.

Mya, who is currently an Active Stirling ‘Inspire Stirling’s Youth’ volunteer, received the award in recognition for the dedication and hard work she has shown within her role as a volunteer coach with Falkirk Rugby Football Club.

Mya has been a valued member of ‘Inspire Stirling’s Youth’ programme for a year and throughout her time with the group has excelled and been successful in becoming a part of Active Stirling’s holiday club programme, as a multi-sports coach. This shows the level at which Mya has worked over the past year, to develop over and above the skills required to be successful within the role with Active Stirling. Mya has been volunteering with Falkirk RFC for over 5 years and has been able to transition the skills in which she has developed from her time in the programme to her coaching sessions with the rugby club.

Mya deserves this award as a recognition of the hard work and dedication she puts into every aspect of her life. Mya is a strong team player within the ‘Inspire Stirling Youth’ Bannockburn group, and we are all so thankful to have her as part of our team.

Steven Connell, Inspire Stirling's Youth Coordinator with Active Stirling

For more information regarding Active Stirling’s ‘Inspire Stirling’s Youth’ programme, please visit our website at or alternatively message our social media accounts at inspirestirling.

Image 1 – Mya Gear

Image 2 – Gregor Townsend and Mya Gear