May 09, 2013
Focus on the Saracens Sport Foundation
This weekend’s semi-final clash against Northampton marks the Saracens Sport Foundation’s official match day, where the Foundation team will be taking over the stadium to tell you all about the award winning work we do.
Each day this week we will showcase one of the great projects we run, with today’s spotlight on the nationally acclaimed Hitz programme run in partnership with Premiership Rugby:
Since its establishment in 2010 HITZ has gone from strength to strength, engaging with thousands of young people across London through school visits, trips and HITZ rugby sessions in inner city estates across the capital. The programme has demonstrated a number of significant outcomes, from helping young people to become more active through rugby to sharing the sports core values and principles to assist many young people in making important life decisions related to further education opportunities, work experience, apprenticeships and full-time employment.
Two extremely successful case studies, Chantelle Willis and Sam Joyce (pictured) have recently become involved in the project as junior coaches having risen up through the project as participants. Chantelle is also now looking to head to Middlesex University to study Sports Science and Sam is currently undertaking a plumbing apprenticeship. The Saracens Sport Foundation now runs Hitz sessions across 7 London Boroughs including Hackney, Tower Hamlets and on our very own doorstep in Barnet.
For more information on the project please contact Gareth Hatherley-Hurford at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday we are giving fans a once in life time opportunity to win the ultimate Allianz Park experience with the Saracens players, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to win by purchasing your ticket from one of our Pioneers pre-match for just £5!