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Leeds partner up with Qatar-based Aspire Academy

13th January 2018, 15:01

Leeds have entered into an official partnership with Qatar-based sports organisation the Aspire Academy, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

The Aspire Academy, founded in 2004 to scout and develop Qatari athletes, while also providing secondary education, is headed up by Leeds board member Ivan Bravo, who is director general.

"The partnership will see Aspire provide support and insight in fields such as academy and youth development, performance analysis and sport science," Leeds said in a statement.

"The collaboration also allows Leeds United to join a network which features some of the biggest and best clubs in Europe."

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear added: "This is an exciting partnership for Leeds United.

"You only have to look at the quality of the program and facility in Qatar to realise that having access to the Aspire Academy is going to be beneficial to our long-term vision for the club."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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