FROM THE TRAINING GROUND
Lewis Hancock | Media & Communications Manager
What are the players and coaches up to?
“The players are all safe and well at home with their families. The squad have been given strength and conditioning programmes to maintain their fitness ahead of a return to full training and have been in regular contact with staff throughout this period. They are all eager to get back on the field but understand the importance of social distancing and this unprecedented situation.”
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Lucy Englander | Head of Partnerships
You are all clearly missing rugby as much as we are! A huge number of you tuned in to the livestreams of both our Men’s and Women’s games last weekend. Do not fear, we will be back this weekend with two fantastic fixtures! On Saturday you will have the chance to enjoy Saracens Men take on Gloucester in the final match of the 2017/18 regular season at midday. On Sunday we are screening last season’s Saracens Women semi-final against Wasps FC Ladies at 15H00. A huge thank you to our partners GBA Services and Cavendish Brook for your support in delivering our livestreams.
You may have seen that earlier this year we announced our first Principal Partner of Saracens Women. Made for Drink are a small family business run by a fantastic team, who have the humble ambition to make the world’s best bar snacks. Well in our view they’ve done exactly that! Made for Drink are kindly offering 20% off their wonderful products which can be redeemed at www.madefordrink.com with the discount code “WOLFPACK” – give them a go, you won’t regret it! The Chorizo Thins are a personal favourite!
Kieran Crombie | Head of Foundation
“Thank you all at Saracens, I miss our classes so much but so good to know you are there for all of us.” – Love to Dance participant.
It has been just over two weeks since the Saracens Sport Foundation launched the #TogetherActive video series to support their beneficiaries during these times of isolation. The feedback so far has been incredible from our beneficiaries with many tuning in on a daily basis to the Foundation’s YouTube Channel to take part in a variety of inclusive exercise videos.
At the start of the week, we were delighted to have the Herts Sports Partnership commit their support to the #TogetherActive series by becoming a project partner. Having the Herts Sports Partnership on board is a massive bonus for us with their wealth of experience in the sport for change landscape. We hope that with their support we can continue to engage our beneficiaries during these difficult times and hope to reach an even wider audience.
This week, we have had another jam packed schedule of inclusive activities for all the family to enjoy such as; Street Dance, PE Games and a Kitchen Cupboard Workout! Please follow the Saracens Sports Foundation’s social media channels for more updates on the #TogetherActive series and please share with your family and friends to stay active during these difficult times!
So far, the #TogetherActive series has had over 10,000 views on YouTube and raised in excess of £1,000 for the Saracens Sport Foundation. Some of these donations have come directly through the #TogetherActive fundraising page with all the money going directly back into programmes to support the most in need within our community and transform people’s lives. If you can, please consider making a donation by following this link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/TogetherActive. Thank you and stay safe.
Clare Ludlow | Marketing Manager
Don’t miss out on the Great Shock Doctor Egg Hunt this Easter weekend! We’ve teamed up with our partners Shock Doctor to hide Easter eggs all over saracens.com. Simply find and click on each egg for the chance to win a special Shock Doctor prize. Happy hunting!
*The Great Shock Doctor Egg Hunt runs from Friday 10th April – Monday 13th April. First 100 fans to find all the eggs will win a Shock Doctor prize.
Stay safe everyone!