Saracens - The group's potential is exciting - Austerberry

Aug 14, 2018

The group's potential is exciting - Austerberry

New Saracens Women Head Coach Alex Austerberry is relishing the opportunity to work with a talented crop of players during the 2018/19 Tyrrells Premier 15s season.

The 34-year-old was announced as Rob Cain’s successor at the beginning of August, leaving his position as Performance Pathway Officer at the RFU.

Austerberry is no stranger to Sarries having worked with the club in 2006 initially through the Saracens Sports Foundation and then through his involvement in the men’s academy before coaching Saracens Women in 2010.

Now back at Allianz Park, Austerberry can’t wait to maximise his squad’s potential.

“I’m massively looking forward to starting,” he told Sarries TV.

“I think it’s an exciting opportunity for me to be working with players who I worked when they were 12 or 13-years-old and some of the established players who I worked with in my first involvement at the club.

“The talent and potential this group have is really exciting and I think it’s going to be a very good year.”

Austerberry continued: “Last season was an unbelievable success in the first year of the Tyrrells Premier 15s. The group have the potential to build on it and, in all honesty, they’re going to have to do that because if we don’t we have the same success.

“We need to improve as every other side will be improving and that’s one of the attractive things about this group is they have a massive amount of talent but even more potential and I think we can really get our teeth into how we want to play, maximising the opportunities we have, really pushing on and unleashing the potential of this group. Roll on the season!”

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