Jul 12, 2013
Sevenoaks Partner up with Saracens
Sevenoaks Rugby Club, one of the biggest amateur clubs in the South East with four senior teams and a junior section of 520+ players, has become an official member of the Saracens family with the accreditation of Saracens Partner Club status.
The link formalises the strong ties between Sevenoaks Rugby and Saracens. James Short is one of eight of players to represent Saracens from club who scored the winning try in Saracens' first Premiership title victory.
The benefits of Partner Club status for Sevenoaks Rugby include a range of opportunities for Sevenoaks to draw on the coaching skills of an elite Premiership rugby set-up, and cash back for the Club on match tickets bought by members to see Saracens at Allianz Park and Wembley.
The Saracens Rugby at Knole Paddock, home of Sevenoaks Rugby, at the end of August was onreof the fastest selling session Saracens has ever run. More than 110 Sevenoaks Rugby junior section players will take part in two days’ intense training in preparation for the 2013/14 season.
Richard Gregg, Head of Rugby Development at Saracens outlines that “Saracens is ambitious both on and off the field, with a new artificial pitch and stadium, alongside our expanding community team we continue to grow and evolve. Part of that is the success of our club partnership programme and the ability to work closely with well-run clubs across the community. We are able to provide coach education, access to professionally run mini festivals as well have a coaching and player presence amongst clubs through our rugby camp programme. Sevenoaks will sample all of this in the first quarter of the season and experience firsthand what a positive programme they are associated with. Saracens very much look forward to working with the club.”
Trevor Nicholson, chairman, Sevenoaks Rugby, says: “We are delighted to become a Partner Club of Saracens. Our Club has an outstanding development infrastructure and this is one of a series of initiatives we are adopting to take it up to the next level. Our 90 or so coaches will look forward to Saracens taking us through their ‘coach the coaches’ sessions. Likewise running out in the Sevenoaks navy and gold at curtain raiser matches at Allianz Park in the not too distant future will inspire the mini rugby players. As an amateur rugby club Sevenoaks punches well above its weight, with a junior section that competes with the country’s top clubs. Several of our players have gone up to the Saracens Academy and we look forward to keeping that development pipeline flowing through our Partner Club status.”
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