A young journalist who died suddenly while playing football will be commemorated with an annual prize named in his honour.
Darren Joliny, a fit and healthy 21-year-old from East Kilbride, collapsed on the pitch at the Alistair McCoist Sports Centre, in the Whitehills area of the town, from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome on January 7 this year.
He was a recent graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University's multimedia journalism course, and as a talented sports reporter regularly worked at mixed martial arts events.
Now his former university will honour him by founding the Darren Joliny Prize for Journalism.
Michael McCann, Darren's uncle and MP for East Kilbride, hopes the prize will inspire the students who follow in Darren's footsteps.
He said: "Darren was only with us for 21 short years but his family knew that he was a special individual. The Darren Joliny Prize for Journalism will be awarded annually in his memory and a lot more people will find out and be reminded about what a special person he was."
Nick Bevans, programme leader of Caledonian's undergraduate multimedia journalism course, and his colleagues decided to create the tribute after seeing how much Darren's death affected staff and students on campus.
He said: "We are delighted to launch this award in memory of Darren Joliny."
Donations to the Darren Joliny Prize for Journalism can be made through Glasgow Caledonian University or online at https://www.committedgiving.uk.net/gcal/public5/