QTS continues to commit to youth athletes
The QTS Group has continued its commitment to its Scottish youth athletes for another year, amidst the coronavirus crisis.
The company, who has 10 athletes from Scotland as part of its programme, has revealed that they will all be retained for another year.
14-year-old kickboxer, Ben Stitt, young tennis star Jed McMillan, 14, and 21-year-old motorbike racer from, Gillian McGaw will all remain QTS youth athletes through 2021.
Ben and Gillian both had their training, tournaments and competitions cancelled through 2020, with Jed still able to train and compete at different points throughout the year, as he is based at prestigious tennis school, Strathallan.
Managing Director, Alan McLeish said:
“2020 was a hard year for our youth athletes and not being able to compete in the sports they love has had a massive impact on them. We felt that it was only fair to show our support for them for another year, and hopefully they’ll be able to get back into doing what they love best later in 2021.
“It’s inspirational how they’ve all kept on top of their training as best they can by walking, running, cycling and even setting up home gyms to make sure they’re still in top shape. I know they’ll all be desperate to get back out there and compete and we can’t wait to see them get back to their winning ways.”
Motorbike sensation, Gillian McGaw said:
“2020 was a disheartening year in my sport, with all of our racing cancelled. It’s hard to stay positive but having QTS behind me and hearing that they believe in me and are willing to keep me on the programme for another year, is a real boost.”
Kickboxer Ben added:
“I’ve been keeping myself active with running and also using my dad as a sparring partner, but I am really missing getting to training and the buzz of competing. Knowing that QTS will be sponsoring me again through 2021 is a great feeling and I’m looking forward to getting back out onto the mats and winning again.”
QTS is a proud partner in sport across the UK, with the youth athlete programme at its heart. Launched in 2015, the programme now has athletes from across a range of sporting disciplines including volleyball, cyclo-cross, swimming and boxing. All of the English based athletes were also retained for another year.