May 09, 2016
Sarries RFC Success On Tour!
Saturday 7th May was a very special and memorable day for the Saracens Sport Foundation and Sarrie’s RFC. 47 members, parents and volunteers made the journey up the M40 to Worcester to embark upon the first ever disability rugby tour sponsored by Alan Day VW. Members of Sarrie’s RFC have high functioning disabilities such as autism and ADHD and struggle with new social situations, including meeting new people and visiting new venues.
After arriving at Sixways Stadium the Sarrie’s RFC party walked to the Worcester Warriors training pitches where a training session had been arranged with the Shropshire Rebels, a like-minded group. The session involved both groups being introduced and integrating through tackling exercises and participating in different game variations of touch rugby. The session then ended with a mini tournament allowing both groups to showcase the skills they had learnt throughout the season.
The group then tucked into a classic picnic lunch before making their way to the stadium with flags in hand to support Saracens in the last game of the regular season in their 19-43 win against Worcester Warriors. Sarrie’s RFC members were then treated to a meet and greet with the Saracens Playing squad took photos with the likes of Chris Ashton & Kelly Brown!
Tomas Gamage (Saracens Sport Development Officer) said “It has been a brilliant day for everyone involved, for the members to have overcome any anxiety of the trip and to respond so well to meeting and interacting with new people has been truly inspiring and they are a credit to themselves. I would personally like to thank Paul who without his help and support the Sarrie’s RFC tour would not be possible.”
Paul Tanner (Managing Director of Alan Day VW) said “This was an amazing experience for the guys, a massive first for the club!”
For more information about the Sarrie’s RFC programme please contact Tomas Gamage on firstname.lastname@example.org