Broadwood Stadium is home to Scottish Rugby's new academy

BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy in Glasgow and the west
The new BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy in Glasgow and the west, based at Broadwood Stadium

Scottish Rugby and NL Leisure have unveiled the new purpose-built centre at Broadwood Stadium that will be home to the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy in Glasgow and the west.

It will become the administrative base for the academy's management and medical teams and features the latest in fitness and training facilities.

NL Leisure and North Lanarkshire Council have spent £500,000 on it.

The facility will be maintained by annual spending from Scottish Rugby.

The Broadwood complex, home to Scottish League Two side Clyde, has both grass and synthetic surfaces which can be used by the 35 players.

Jamie Dempsey, Glasgow and the West Academy manager, said: "This development is the latest enhancement of Scottish Rugby's major policy initiative to build a regional academy system that provides the best possible support to players, both male and female, who have been identified as having genuine potential for the future."

Glasgow Warriors player James Malcolm said the academy had played a "huge part" in preparing him for professional rugby.

"The relationship between the academy and the Warriors has allowed me to develop my physicality, my skills, and prove my potential," he said.

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