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LEEDS schools are set to benefit after The Rugby Football Union signed up a new partner for its All Schools programme.

Leading commercial property and real estate services adviser CBRE will invest significantly in the programme after signing up to a four-year deal.

Launched in September 2012, All Schools will increase the number of secondary state schools playing rugby union.

The aim is to have 400 shools enrolled by next year’s world cup and 750 schools by 2019. A hundred new schools are joining the programme this year taking the total number of schools in All Schools to 300.

In Leeds, participating schools include Bruntcliffe School and Rodillian Academy.

Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU chief commercial and marketing officer, said: “All Schools is a key legacy programme for us to increase participation in rugby and the support from CBRE will be vital in helping us to achieve our goals in this area. We look forward to working with CBRE to drive the reach of rugby in even more secondary state schools.”

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