Saracens Sports Foundation are celebrating the double after winning two awards at the All Party Parliamentary Rugby Union Group Premiership Rugby Community Awards, staged at the House of Commons last night.
Sarries Skills Club won the BreakThru Award supported by TNT Express for clubs who use rugby to develop change in local communities through health, educational and social outcomes. This year’s shortlisted clubs’ programmes are:
Sarries’ Skills Club is a programme that provides a positive sporting experience for people at the severe end of the autistic spectrum.
The club also won the Community Impact Award, sponsored by Aviva.
Sport Foundation Manager Sam Fulling said: “We are delighted and humbled to have won these awards. We are proud to have been nominated alongside our fellow clubs who are doing such great work. It is recognition not just of the hard work of our staff and volunteers, but of the impact our programmes are having in the community.”
Stadium Director Gordon Banks added: “One of things that impressed the judges most was how we have used Allianz Park to create a community hub and engage a wide section of the local community through the programming of the Saracens Sport Foundation. The judges recognised that we have created a unique venue built around our desire to become an integral part of the Barnet and North London community.”