Saracens - House of Commons (Partnerships Newsletter)

On December 12th 2016, the Saracens Sport Foundation held a hugely successful evening at the House of Commons, sponsored by Allianz.

The evening itself showcased the work of the Get Onside Project which is a life skills programme using the core values of rugby to support young offenders in HMP Feltham Young Offenders Institute, to improve their life opportunities.

We were delighted to be joined by past participants Steven and Tim, who shared their experiences with guests which included Ministers, MP’s and notable figures from within the Sport for Change movement. Our partners from Feltham attended to share their experiences with the attendees. Steven was then joined on stage by Saracens rugby players Maro Itoje, Brad Barritt and Jamie George who in turn spoke about why they dedicate their time to the Foundation and why this programme in particular is so important to them. The programme boasts only a 10% re-offending rate compared to the national average of 69%.

Gordon Banks, Community Director Saracens Sport Foundation, said “We would like to thank everyone who made this evening possible, in particular Allianz for their ongoing support and for kindly sponsoring this successful event”.

If you would like any more information about the Get Onside Project please do get in touch with Nick Gourlay, Senior Development Manager (Inclusion) at nickgourlay@saracens.net 

Photo shows Stephen Crabb (M.P), Sir John Randall (Trustee), Brad Barritt (Saracens Captain), Jamie George (Saracens Player & Saracens Sport Foundation Trustee) & Maro Itoje (Saracens & England Player)