Fresh from his try scoring and try saving exertions for England in the Six Nations Ugo Moyne, one of the rising stars of England rugby is pictured meeting Trevor Mbatha, Chief Executive of inner London charity Mildmay Community Partnership. The occasion was the launch of MCP’s new Urban Rugby Project at the home of Ugo’s club team, Harlequins, The Stoop . Ugo was born in Islington and is therefore very keen to support youth initiatives in his home borough. He is also without doubt one of the best new young players to burst onto the England scene this year. His club Harlequins are enjoying one of their best seasons in Rugby Union’s Guinness Premiership and Ugo made his England debut last November against the Pacific Islands.
What are the aims of Mildmay Community Partnership’s Urban Rugby Project?
Promote positive role models for young inner city youngsters
To increase youth participation in rugby union
Improve community and youth cohesion
To promote the social benefits of participation to under-represented communities
'Mildmay Community Partnership’s interest in rugby union and the urbanisation of the game comes from its desire to broaden opportunities and experiences for young people. Importantly we recognise that rugby allows all shapes and sizes to be involved and key to the game is respect for ones opponents. We are aiming on running a series of informal coaching sessions in the summer of 2009. We are now currently looking for companies who are interested in assisting us, in terms of equitable commercial sponsorship. It's a fantastic Corporate Social Responsibility opportunity for a company to assist a registered charity and help their interest in rugby and community development flourish with one of the UK's most highly regarded team-sports'. - Trevor Mbatha MCP’s Chief Executive
Urban Rugby Project is part of a series of initiatives being run by MCP under its youth health and wellbeing agenda which is partly funded by the Garfield Weston Trust
Companies requiring further information can contact the charity through a special portal set up for the project, at www.mildmaycp.org.uk/urbanrugby.html
For further information contact Lindley Baptiste @ Kudos Integrated.
Lindley@kudos.uk.net Tel: 0207 407 5112 / 07973 272 945
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