Apr 06, 2017
Saracens strengthen ties with South African Stellenbosch Academy of Sport
The Saracens team were in attendance at the official opening of the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport ("SAS") in 2012, and now the club and SAS will further strengthen ties as the SAS logo is introduced to Saracens’ match day shirts.
SAS is a dedicated high performance sport environment that provides comprehensive on-site facilities and services such as training fields, gymnasium, sports science and rehabilitation, accommodation and nutrition.
Rob Benadie, CEO of SAS said, "the business has a vision of being recognised as a world-class sport training and preparation environment. In order to achieve this, we pride ourselves on being athlete-focused and coach-driven in everything we do. The Springbok Sevens Rugby Teams are permanently based here and SAS has also become a training destination of choice for many of the world¹s leading teams and athletes."
SAS is owned by Remgro, who are the co-shareholder of Saracens, together with Nigel Wray. The Saracens Sport Foundation also have a special link with one of the under-privileged communities of Stellenbosch, Kayamandi, by funding artificial sport fields and upliftment programmes for kids.
SAS recently launched its own International Rugby Institute programme aimed at developing young aspiring professional rugby players co-ordinated by old Saracens favourite, Ernst Joubert, International coaches such as John Mitchell and Phil Davies have also been part of the successful 2017 edition which has seen players from numerous countries and clubs enrolled.
Look out for the logos on the shirt coming soon or for more information visit www.sastraining.co.za