INSPIRING Cumnock twins have won a top education award after they set up inclusive football sessions for college students.

Ryan and Lewis McGregor, 20 have both been recognised after their successful coaching sessions which got students with additional support needs and disabilities involved in the sport.

Last week they received a British Education Award at prestigious event in Manchester. And the brothers were stunned to win after Ayrshire College nominated them.

Ryan told the Chronicle: “It was so overwhelming. For two boys from Cumnock to win something like that is incredible, it’s not really hit us yet. It topped off a great night.”

The football group was set up during Ryan and Lewis’s time on studying HND Sports Coaching.

As part of the course students were tasked with going on a placement, but Ryan and Lewis wanted to set up something that could work within the college and help others.

The twins began the inclusive football sessions which have now been taken over by a new group of students.

Ryan said: “We wanted to keep it within the college what would make a great impact. There wasn’t a lot of inclusiveness in the sport we thought it would be great to take them out and play football for an hour a week.

“To see the joy on their faces, there’s not a lot of time they get extra activities. It was great to see them expressing themselves through sport it is amazing.”

The latest award comes on the back of a host of recognitions with an SQA award 2019 for college candidate of the year, a Queens award for volunteering and an SFA Southwest best volunteer award.

The twins now both work as coaches with Kilmarnock FC.

Ryan added: “We’d like to thank Kilmarnock Ayrshire College, they were brilliant and David Dougan lecturer for the college.”