May 08, 2013
Alan Day VW Champions Event Success
As part of last weekends victory over Bath over 1000 young players, coaches and parents all attended the Saracens Champions Event hosted at Mill Hill RFC and Allianz Park.
Rugby is continuing to thrive at the grassroots level of the game, and thanks to Alan Day Volkswagen Saracens were able to offer the Champions Event to the top eight performing teams from each of our Alan Day VW Cups this season from U7 – U10 age groups. This provided an organised and structured competition; qualified and experienced referees; as well as a high quality facilities and playing surfaces at Mill Hill RFC and Allianz Park. Participating players at the festival had the chance to meet Jared Saunders who supported the teams and offered coaching tips in between games as well as presenting the trophy at the conclusion of the event following the semi finals and finals that had been played on the Allianz Park pitch. Saracens would like to thank all teams for taking part and congratulations to all the winners and finalists as below:
Richard Gregg, Saracen’s Head of Rugby Development commented on the importance of Alan Day Volkswagens support and the Champions Event, “Alan Day Volkswagen have shown an overwhelming level of support to Saracens this season to make this possible and without their desire to grow and build this event, young players would be unable to experience one of the most professional festivals available for mini grassroot clubs. The champions event provided a showcase of young talent at our fantastic new home - Allianz Park The opportunity for youngsters to play at Allianz Park provides them a taste of what it is like for the superstars of the game. We look forward to welcoming new clubs to next season events as the competition enters a new season and continues to grow and challenge teams from across our Saracens community”.
Bishop Stortford Coach, Lesley Cox commented “On behalf of our U9's team, coaches and parents I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a fantastic day on Saturday! The time and effort you and your team put into these events certainly pays off to make it an experience that all the kids (and parents!) will never forget! “
All photos courtesy of DE Photos. To see all images from the event please visit www.dephoto.biz/saracensrfc
For more information on match day festivals for the 2013-14 season please contact firstname.lastname@example.org on 02036757241 to receive your information and entry pack.