Just ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Moulton College has seen a host of ex-students return to the campus on 17th July to train with their team, Northampton Saints Rugby Club.
The 2014 Aviva Premiership winners have been using the College facilities including the Cryotherapy Chamber at the Injury Rehabilitation Centre and brought along a host of ex-students including Tim Cardall, Tom Collins, Tom Stephenson and Ben Nutley among others.
Jim Mallinder, Director of Rugby at Northampton Saints, said, “The facilities are just outstanding. Every time we come to the College, utilising the pitches and the Rehabilitation Centre make the perfect combination for the players to train and recover.”
Many of the ex-students from Moulton College joined the Northampton Saints from the Sports Academies with Mallinder commenting, “Moulton College give their Academy players a very good grounding in tactics and practical aspects of the game and combine these with strength and conditioning programmes. So when the players come to the Saints they are already on the way.”
Ben Nutley, first team Northampton Saints player, said, “I finished an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence at Moulton College in 2010. Moulton is a nice place, has excellent facilities and it’s always nice to come back and see the coaches.”
Northampton Saints are using the facilities to get in shape for the upcoming season as Franklins Gardens sees significant redevelopment before the new season begins in November.