May 02, 2013
Youngsters train along side British Lions!!
Last night, 145 young aspiring rugby players got the chance to train along side some of the biggest names in the Aviva Premiership which included two members of the latest British Lions touring squad!
Allianz Park hosted Saracens premium coaching experience; The Alan Day Volkswagen International Players Coaching Event, which is the perfect opportunity for mini and junior players aged 6-16 to showcase their rugby skills alongside their role models.
Every participants got to work on four different skill stations which was lead by our award winning community coaches and supported by the following Saracens players:Chris Ashton (England), Mouritz Botha (England), Schalk Brits (South Africa), Owen Farrell (England & British Lions),Duncan Taylor (Scotland 'A'), Mako Vunipola (England & British Lions),Richard Wigglesworth (England) Chris Wyles (USA).
To top the evening off after the practical element, participants were able to gather autographs and photos with all of the above players.
"We have just got home! What an amazing experience for the boys - they haven't stopped talking about it all the way home. Please thank everyone involved" - Mrs Bawtree
"My son thoroughly enjoyed the rugby camp last night. Training with his heroes was amazing, and the fact that some of the players were picked to play in the Lions tour only a couple of days ago but still turn up to train the boys, is a testament to their honesty & humility as players & people. Thanks to Saracens for all the great work they are doing in the community & keep up the good work." - Mr Smith