The Rugby Centurions Foundation comprising of rugby players who have represented their country 100
times or more, has launched its Next Generation Mentorship in partnership with the City College of
Glasgow, powered by Quilter Cheviot.
The Next Generation Mentorship Programme aims to develop and nurture students’ potential while also
improving their financial well-being and resilience to help them transition from education to work. The
programme will be supported by Centurions, Sean Lamont and Donna Kennedy who earned 105 and 115
caps for Scotland, and will help support students on their transition from education to employment.
The mentorship will help students understand and manage the financial burdens of education, enabling
them to focus on learning and allowing them to maximise future opportunities. The academic success
young people are achieving is now coming at a cost with research conducted by YMCA stating that 44% of
young people report concerns with study and exam pressures. Added to this, young people now face the
added the burden of high tuition fees set against a backdrop of rising cost of living and economic instability.
Victoria Gosling OBE, Rugby Centurions Chairperson, said: “We are excited to be starting
the mentoring programme at the City College of Glasgow which has only been made possible with the
support of Quilter Cheviot.
Gordon Ferguson, Quilter Cheviot said: We are really excited to partner with the Rugby Centurions and
help build the students financial resilience and wellbeing at a critical time in their journey”
Donna Kennedy, former Scotland international, added: “This a fantastic opportunity to help shape and
support their futures”
The City of Glasgow College is the largest college and technical institution in Scotland; an institution
that welcomes students of all ages from every background and culture, nurturing talent and helping them
on the road to success.
Iain Houston, City College of Glasgow stated “a brilliant opportunity that allows senior students to nurture
their talents and capabilities with the support of the Rugby Centurions and Quilter Cheviot”
The Programme officially Launched on 30 September 2022.