Some of the best young players in Scotland are heading away to Spain for a two week cap.

The Scotland under-16 squad consisting of 22 players are off to Valladolid to mark the age-grade’s final player development camp of the season.

The camp is funded in conjunction with the Erasmus+ programme and New College Lanarkshire to help players enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness, as well as increasing their exposure to high-performance environments.

Head Coach Eddie Pollock said: “This is a full-time, professional camp in fantastic conditions and top-class facilities.

“It’s a real eye opener for the players to see what it takes to make the next step towards becoming a high-performance athlete.

“It’s a fantastic experience for a young player and a huge positive for youth rugby in Scotland, as well as helping lay the groundwork for the future of Scottish rugby.”

Squad

Luca Alessandri (Kings Park Secondary School / Cartha Queen’s Park)

Eck Allan (North Berwick High School / North Berwick)

George Breese (Glenalmond College)

Callum Brown (Gryffe High School / Bishopton)

Scott Clelland (Prestwick Academy / Ayr) (pictured)

Matthew Currie (Merchiston Castle School)

Jamie Dobie (Merchiston Castle School)

Jake Fairley (Earlston High School / Melrose)

Dan Gamble (Merchiston Castle School / Kelso)

Alex Harley (George Watson’s College / Currie)

Will Harper (Merchiston Castle School)

Scott King (Preston Lodge High School / Preston Lodge)

Finlay Lennox (Robert Gordon’s College)

Alex Marsh (Strathallan School / Perthshire)

Nick McAllister (St Aloysius’ College)

Ethan McVicker (Boroughmuir)

Brandon Mills (Glenwood High School / Howe of Fife)

Gregor Mitchell (North Berwick High School / North Berwick)

Nathan Moffat (Stewart’s Melville College)

Ben Muncastor (Rugby School / North Berwick)

Cameron Scott (Boroughmuir)

Joseph Strain (Castle Douglas High School / Stewartry)

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