Aug 8TH

Graduating Success

Moulton College, in association with the University of Northampton offer sports degree courses in Sports Performance and Coaching and Sports Therapy. The continued success of these courses contributes to the University’s achievement of 96% of graduates being employed; one of the highest levels in the country. University of Northampton Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford said: "Our employability figure remains strong at 96 percent. This is great news for the University and for all our students; whether new graduates, undergraduates or those still contemplating their further education options in this challenging economic climate”. Highlighting this success are a number of Graduate Sport Therapists from Moulton College.

Scott Tomkins, who studied at Moulton College as both a Further Education and Higher Education student has established a successful Sports Therapy business in East Northamptonshire. Scott has worked with a number of individuals and teams, mainly focusing on Football. Scott is currently the first team Sport Therapist with Corby Town FC as well as running his own business, Provision Sports Therapy, from a clinic based in Raunds and he has also linked up with C&S Training. Scott said, “Having a very active sporting background in martial arts and football, my interest in sports injuries become more apparent at age 17 when I ruptured my major knee ligaments which lead to 3 operations. I was fortunate to receive great aftercare and rehabilitation from one of the lecturers at Moulton College and I was fortunate to get a great opportunity to go to the University of Northampton, interlinked with superb facilities at Moulton College”.

Donna Norman, who like Scott studied at Moulton College as both a Further Education and Higher Education student has also established her own very successful Sports Therapy business, Bespoke Injury Management in East Northamptonshire. Donna has focused upon the private treatment of individuals based through a number of different established clinics. She still finds time to support her local rugby team, Rushden and Higham Rugby Club providing pitchside care for their players. Through her business she has a number of high profile athletes now under her care, including motorcycle rider Maria Costello MBE. Maria said; “The thing I wish I could take to the Isle of Man TT is my amazing Sports Therapist Donna Norman of Bespoke Injury Management. She has been so instrumental in getting my leg back to full fitness since I broke my femur last October. She has been extremely influential in getting me back on my race bike by March. I can’t help but big up this young lady who has impressed me with both her skills in sports massage, her approach to rehabilitation but also in her business management. I'm really pleased to see that she will be joining Northants County Cricket Club team as a Sports Therapist. Recovering from a broken femur in time for the 2013 motorcycle racing season was always going to be a hard task but not only did Donna's skills show massive improvements in my leg with each session but she kept me motivated throughout having her support kept me going no matter what hurdles I had to overcome. She is great at what she does and getting a podium at my first outing this year is proof of that. I hope she remains as part of my team for the future”. Donna added; “The Experience and knowledge I gained on the course has helped me to develop my own business. I really enjoyed the practical elements of the course, both working with the public during the clinic-based activities and working pitchside with the Moulton College sports teams”.

Lauren Howard, who studied as a Higher Education student at Moulton College has also been busy working with two clinics in Warwickshire. Since graduating with her BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy Lauren has been head-hunted to work with Spencer Brown within his Peak Performance Centre of Excellence, having previously worked with SMART Therapy. Lauren has also been working with participants of the television show ‘Britain’s Biggest Loser’ helping them to deal with the trials of completing their on-screen fitness regimes as well as Premiership football referee’s.