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Systech International Sponsor Harlequins Rugby Academy

September 23, 2011

Systech International provides the U15 shirt sponsorship for the Junior Elite Player Development Group [Junior EPDG] within the Harlequins Academy.

The Junior EPDG comprises boys from the U13/14 and 15 groups from both the Surrey and Sussex Schools of Rugby [SOR]. The group has been selected so that the Harlequins full-time Academy coaches can develop the potential of those players who at present have shown the most ability within the SOR sessions.

The SOR programme includes training sessions throughout the season at either Surrey Sports Park for Surrey or Brighton RFC for Sussex along with full day training camps held during the school holidays. The SOR monitors the progress being made by the players, who continue to play their rugby either for their club, school and county side as before.

Those who are a success at EPDG will be invited to attend the full time regional academy where they will train with and alongside the club’s first team squad and be treated as young professional players.

Harlequins take youth development very seriously as demonstrated by its first team having the highest number of “home grown” players in the Premiership. Systech is pleased to be part of this process.