Scotland launch player development centre

Scotland Rugby League’s elite youth have come together to form the new player development centre.

Twenty under 15s and the same number of under 16 players have been selected from clubs throughout Scotland to undergo a seven month training programme incorporating all aspects of Rugby League.

The two squads assembled at the world class Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow recently to complete their first four hour session. Each session involves strength and conditioning modules and core skill and decision making activities.

Players will be monitored over the seven month period and fed back on the elements they require to improve on. Both squads will play against English Regions next April and June 2011.

Scotland Rugby League’s chair of the performance group, Graeme Thompson, said “This is the first time that the SRL has attempted to put in place a formal performance programme for developing young players.

“The programme is aligned with the Rugby Football League’s UK player development system. It will provide young Scottish players with the critical opportunity to test themselves against regions south of the border,” added Graeme.

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