The Saracens Sport Foundation’s mission is to inspire communities and change lives through the power of sport. Through the Saracens brand, professional players and high quality staff, we engage and challenge children and young people to lead an active, healthy and rewarding lifestyle.
Established in 2000, the Foundation has grown substantially and now employs 14 full time and 30 part time coaches. This has enabled us to broaden and increase dramatically the scope and scale of our services. Using the power of sport we are tackling a broad range of issues such as childhood obesity, social exclusion and educational attainment.
During the 2009/10 season around 65,000 children and young people engaged in our services
A fantastic example of how the charity has broadened its remit was the introduction of our Community Dance Programme. Using the Saracens cheerleaders as role models and dance teachers we have been able to provide activities for children and young people who may not be interested in traditional team sports. Our dance activities are designed to help improve fitness levels whilst developing creativity, self-esteem and confidence.
The Charity continues to increase the number of children participating in rugby activities within our community. In 2010, 4500 children from 450 primary schools throughout Hertfordshire, Luton and North London participated in the Saracens Tag Rugby Programme.
Our award winning Sport for Health Programme continues to gain national recognition. It is featured in the Department of Health’s ‘Partnerships for Better Health’ document as an example of best practice.
The Saracens Sport Foundation has received considerable recognition for its work, winning the Parliamentary Citizenship Club of the Year Award, four times in the last five years acknowledging our outstanding contribution to our community; theSportBusiness: CSR Award for our hugely successful Community Dance Programme; and the Participation Programme of the Year Award in 2010
For more information about how you can get involved with the work of the Saracens Sport Foundation then call us on 01707 285026 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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