Mar 26, 2014
Development Cup Champions Try-umph!
Before Saracens Aviva Premiership fixture against Harlequins at Wembley on Saturday 22nd March, over 700 parents, players and coaches took to the field at Allianz Park to take part in this season’s U7 & U8 Alan Day Volkswagen Development Cup Champions Event.
‘Development’ refers to those sides looking for a fun, social and competitive festival and/or for those players who are not regularly playing ‘A’ team rugby. With rugby continuing to develop at the grassroots level, Saracens are able to provide an organised and structured competition; qualified and experienced referees as well as high quality facilities and a unique playing surface at Allianz Park.
After a fantastic morning of rugby and four very close fought semi finals, the way was paved for the days finals. Congratulations must go out to Rosslyn Park U7’s and Letchworth U8’s who claimed these titles on Saturday.
Following on from the festival, the winners and finalists of both age groups were presented with medals and trophies pitch side at Wembley Stadium in front of a world record breaking crowd.
Saracens would like to thank all teams for taking part and congratulations to all the winners and finalists below:
Rosslyn Park – 10 vs. 9 – Letchworth
Letchworth Cheetahs – 6 vs. 3 – Finchley
Phil Chalmers, Saracen’s Community Match Day Manager, commented on the importance of the support that Alan Day have provided with festivals this season. “Alan Day have shown an overwhelming level of support to the Saracens Match Day Festivals this season. This would not have been made possible without their desire to grow and build this event. These events have allowed young players to experience one of the most professional festivals available for mini grassroots clubs. The Champions Events provide a showcase of talent with a unique opportunity for youngsters to play at Allianz Park. Hopefully this provides them with a taste of what it is like for their heroes of the game. We look forward to welcoming new clubs to these events next season as the competition continues to grow and challenge teams from across the entire Saracens community”.
“We've really enjoyed the Saracens festival experience this season and are already looking ahead to 2014/2015 and will definitely be keen to take part next season “. – Sevenoaks RFC Coach.
“Just a quick one to thank you and the Saracens team for a super day on Saturday. The boys had a tremendous time both at Allianz Park and also Wembley with some competitive rugby against sides we would not ordinarily come up against and all played in great spirit” – Rosslyn Park Coach
All photos courtesy of DE Photos. To see all images from the event please visit www.dephoto.biz/saracensrfc
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