Auchinleck Academy’s Jamie Drummond (15) has been selected for the Scotland U16 squad for the 2017 Colwyn Bay Rugby Festival in Wales.
The six-day festival will take place next week at Parc Eirias where the 50 selected players are split into two teams – the Reds and the Blues – and will play fixtures against Welsh teams, Dragons, Scarlets and RGC.
Headteacher Peter Gilchrist said: “I am absolutely delighted for Jamie. He has been selected to compete at the very highest level in his sport and I know that his strength of character and determination will help him shine. Jamie is a credit to himself, his PE Teacher Stephen Raby, who runs our School of Rugby, and to the school community as a whole.”
Grange and Cumnock Academies were the first ever Schools of Rugby in Scotland and have provided young people with the opportunity to participate in an enhanced curriculum timetable, which includes a rugby activity session every day.
The Auchinleck and Loudoun Academy Schools of Rugby were formed in 2015.
The roll out of the additional Schools of Rugby was made possible by a strong partnership between the Council, Scottish Rugby and Kilmarnock and Cumnock rugby clubs.