Jul 08, 2016


Sarrie’s RFC hits the jackpot by winning the Premiership Rugby BREAKTHRU Award.

The BREAKTHRU award is designed to reward a programme or one off piece of activity that demonstrates the most effective delivery of social change. Sarrie’s RFC were up against stiff competition from Gloucester with their ‘Fair Play Programme’ and Bristol with their ‘Spectrum Project’.

Sarrie’s RFC is a disABILTIY rugby team for 11-19 year olds. The programme has 3 clear objectives:

  • To improve the physical health of young people with disabilities
  • To Improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people with disabilities
  • To create greater community engagement opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.

The day started at 11am with Owain Davies (Senior Sports Development Manager –SSF) and Marc Sindole (Sarrie’s RFC Captain and Member) presenting to a team of 4 judges. Owain Davies said “it was an incredible experience and Marc was truly fantastic and brought the programme to life, the judges were eager to hear of his experience and grilled him with several questions and like a true champion he stood up to the plate and knocked them out the park, he stole the show!”

Lisa Bedding, Comic Relief Grant Manager and one of the Judges said "In my job I fund a range of projects and I was really impressed by the quality of the Saracens programme, it is a really great example of how rugby is being used to promote social change."

Sarrie’s RFC is in a fantastic place and would like to take this great opportunity to thank the proud and passionate sponsors, Alan Day VW. Managing Director Paul Tanner and his team turn up every Monday and volunteer with the team and add so much to the development of each individual at Sarrie’s RFC.

This season is going to be a big one for Saracens and equally as big for Sarrie’s RFC with an end of season tour to plan and preseason to knuckle down for!

If you would like any more information about Sarrie’s RFC please get in touch with Tom Gamage (Programme Manager)




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