Dec 19, 2017
Saracens Awarded Freedom of The Borough of Barnet
Saracens are proud to have been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Barnet, for the club’s contribution to the community and its acheivements on the pitch.
In a Council Meeting held last week, Saracens were unanimously voted for by council members to achieve the award of the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Barnet.
The Men in Black’s home, Allianz Park, has become a vital resource for the local community as well as, on the pitch, the club achieving three Premiership titles, two Champions Cups and an Anglo-Welsh Cup in recent years. The award is given to the whole club and represents a big achievement as it is only the second time that such an award has been awarded.
Chairman Nigel Wray said: “To be awarded Freedom of the Borough, makes us as a club, incredibly proud.
“We cherish the fact that we are seen as a key member of the Barnet and North London community. Saracens would like to thank Councillor Richard Cornelius and Councillor Barry Rawlings for bestowing this honour”
The award also represents work done in the community by the Saracens Sport foundation and the year-round use of Allianz Park by various organisations across a number of sports. Sarries moved into their new home in 2013 and have enjoyed previously unseen levels of success since as well as injecting new life into the old Copthall stadium.
Wray added: “We like to think that Saracens is more than just a rugby club - by committing our energy and resources, to help engage and work with the local community. To us, Allianz Park is not just a rugby stadium – we see it as a thriving community hub, that provides a multitude of purposes for thousands of people in the surrounding area every day.”
“As we approach our 5th anniversary at Allianz Park and reflect on what has been achieved to date we are excited about what can be accomplished in the future to benefit our community.”