OLLIE’S MATCHDAY MASCOT EXPERIENCE
Ollie was in a taxi on the way back from his summer holiday when he was told that he was going to be a mascot at Twickenham and he couldn’t stop smiling.
Ollie Roberts, 9, was the lucky Junior Sarrie member who won the ballot to be the Saracens matchday mascot at the London Double Header and we spoke to him to find out about his day.
Ollie is a keen rugby player and an aspiring openside flanker thanks to a love of tackling. Having already played with the team for 4 years, he will soon be starting his 5th season with Fullerians RFC in Watford. He has been a keen Saracens fan for as long as he can remember and loves to watch his favourite players Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje not only represent their club at Allianz Park but also run out in New Zealand as part of the Lions squad.
When he arrived at Twickenham, he was accompanied by a Premiership Rugby representative to the tunnel where he waited for the players to line up. As the players appeared from the changing room he was introduced and even got the chance to get some tips from the captain himself.
Although he enjoyed watching Saracens start their season by putting nine tries past a strong Northampton Saints team, Ollie’s favourite part of his day was standing alongside captain Brad Barritt and leading out the Saracens team in front of over 50,000 fans.
When asked to predict what he thought the score would be in this weekend’s Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps, Ollie predicted a comfortable 35-10 win for the Saracens team. He is confident that this weekend’s predicted win over Wasps added to their victory at Twickenham will help them on their journey to winning their 4th Aviva Premiership title.