Moulton students score mentoring with Premier League Rugby Union star George Furbank

Moulton students score mentoring with Premier League Rugby Union star George Furbank

Thanks to local housebuilder Mulberry Homes, two students from Moulton School and Science College have secured a fantastic five week mentoring programme with Northampton Saints full back George Furbank.

Developed by the Mintridge Foundation, the programme, which matches students with an ambassador, has been adapted for lockdown and is continuing to support students with their development and mental wellbeing during this challenging time.

Seb Davies and Max Gjorka both in Year 9 at Moulton School are keen rugby players.  They were selected to take part by the Head of Rugby at the school’s PE department because they are both great team players and this was a great opportunity to support their overall wellbeing, motivation and aspirations.

The programme will be undertaken via Skype and Playwaze (with fill safeguarding procedures in place) with the students having live, one to one sessions with George which will cover topics such as identity, confidence, self-care, performance at school as well as out on the pitch. 

Mulberry is funding the programme for both students as part of its Distinctly Local campaign which aims to support two local charities or organisations every month.  The programme has continued throughout the Coronavirus pandemic focusing on good causes that can really make a difference to communities coping with the ‘new normal’.

Kerry Jones, Sales Director for Mulberry Homes said:

 “We’ve been incredibly proud to be able to continue with our Distinctly Local donations during the pandemic. It’s been tough for families to adapt to the new normal, often with everyone at home all together and ordinary routines disrupted.

“Children in particular will have found the absence of school, sporting activities and interaction with their peers a challenge, which is why we were so impressed with the Mintridge Foundation programme.

“Ambassadors like George, will really help to inspire and motivate the students and we look forward to hearing how Seb and Max get on with the sessions.”

Alex Wallace, Managing Director of the Mintridge Foundation added:

 “To have such support from an organization like Mulberry Homes is more important than ever to enable our inspirational ambassadors to continue to support students with both their physical and mental wellbeing during this unprecedented time.  We are grateful to everyone involved.”

For details of the Mulberry Homes development in Moulton, called Meadow View Fields on Boughton Road, visit the website

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