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School of Rugby to launch as part of tie up between QTS Group and Ayr Rugby Club

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A school of rugby developing the sport's next crop of talent is to be created in South Ayrshire.Ayr Academy will host the ambitious project — part of a tie up between Ayr Rugby Club and the QTS Group.The national rail contractor has come on board with the Millbrae club to create the 'QTS School of Rugby'.They will initially fund the facility for one year.Pupils aged 12-15 at the school will have the opportunity to join three contact sessions per week, which will include strengthening and conditioning, nutritional support and other workshops.Stuart Fenwick, director of Rugby at Ayr Rugby Club, said: “We’re thrilled to launch the QTS School of Rugby, which will give so many young people across the area the chance to learn new skills and benefit from coaching, mentoring and valuable life experiences such as watching live rugby games."Rugby isn’t just a sport but a culture; the values and discipline that can be instilled in young people through playing the game is unparalleled."It is a key tool for engaging young people, leading to improved attitude, confidence and mental and social agility, as well as community safety.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android."We’re so grateful for the financial support from QTS, which gives us the opportunity to build on our impact of working with young people across Ayrshire.

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