Mar 07, 2017
Saracens delighted to support International Women's Day
Saracens are delighted to support International Women’s Day.
Fresh from the news that Saracens Women’s will be involved in the upcoming Super Rugby competition, Sarries Chief Executive Heath Harvey has hailed the work the Saracens Women’s and the Saracens Sport Foundation undertake to involve more women and girls in the sport of rugby on International Women’s Day.
“We’re extremely proud to have the Saracens Women’s club at the heart of our club,” said Harvey, “but our remit extends much further than having one of England’s finest Women’s rugby teams as part of our club. Saracens is an inclusive organisation, and the work that our wonderful Saracens Sport Foundation does in engaging women from all walks of life, and of all ages, is a real source of pride.
Harvey added: “We’re delighted to have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of the Women’s game, and the news that Saracens Women will continue to play at Allianz Park in the Super Rugby competition is wonderful for the Club and our supporters.
Saracens Women’s Chair, Laura Eddie: “The relationship with Saracens and Saracens Women continues to go from strength to strength and it’s fantastic to see this acknowledged through our inclusion in the recently announced Women’s Super Rugby competition. The club as a whole have a real desire to develop the women’s game and keep pushing the boundaries for the sport. We were the first Women’s Premiership side to have the opportunity to train and play alongside our male counterparts as we were welcomed at Allianz Park in 2014 which demonstrates the long-term commitment from Saracens. The move across was the first step and I’m looking forward to cultivating this partnership in what is a truly exciting time for the game.
“It’s important for us to grow the game together and incorporate all facets of the Sarries family, from the Premiership squad right through to the development of the new Saracens Girls section which has taken off with flying colours. The girls had their first competitive run out last weekend and had a great day so we’re really positive about what’s to come. Working closely with the Saracens Sports Foundation we hope to grow awareness of our offer and encourage more girls to pick up a rugby ball and give it a go."
Eddie added: “We have so many outstanding role-models at the club and feel passionately about inspiring the next generation of girls to take up the sport and become Sarries stars of the future.”
Saracens are also proud to support the growth of the Women’s game at grass roots level. Fresh from the overwhelming success of our first ever girls rugby camp during February half term Saracens are pleased to announce a second camp date during the upcoming Easter holidays. If you know any young rugby fans who would relish the chance to enjoy a days coaching at Allianz Park with a team of coaches from the world of women’s rugby you can find more info here.