Feb 03, 2015
Saracens to support The Tempest Two
Saracens have entered into an exciting partnership with The Tempest Two, a duo who aim to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic in December this year in aid of charity.
The north London club have become ‘The Team Behind The Team’ and will support the pair over the coming months to get physically ready, as well as raise funds to make their adventure a reality.
James Whittle and Tom Caulfield will set off from The Canary Islands and row for up to 70 days unaided until they reach the Caribbean island of Antigua. They will row 2 hours on, 2 hours off for 24 hours a day and will face huge storms, shipping tankers and ever present risk of whales and sharks. Although the journey is extraordinary, the duo are two normal friends wanting to do something amazing, and proving that its not only elite athletes who can achieve incredible feats. Neither James or Tom have any rowing experience to call upon, and will be relying on determination and hard-work to get themselves into a position to make the crossing.
Earlier this month, The Tempest Two joined the Saracens squad for a day’s training at their St Albans facility, chatting to players and getting to grips with the day-in-the-life of a Saracens player. The Strength and Conditioning team put the pair through their paces in an intense cardio workout, and the forward pack invited them into the gym for a Saracens style weight session.
"Spending time with some of the lads was a great experience, we are both huge rugby fans so simply being in the same gym with those guys was a big honour. Everyone at Saracens has been amazingly supportive and we are thrilled to name them as our headline partner. We have some amazing events on the horizon and we hope to really get the fans involved to raise as much money for our charities as we can." Said Tom Caulfield.
The Tempest Two will be present at a number of home games at the Allianz, raising money and giving fans the chance to test out their rowing skills and attempt to beat a time set by a number of the 1st XI players, the winners at each game will win an array of amazing prizes.
Saracens are fully behind the boys and will be wishing them luck in what is set to be a huge challenge, if you want to get involved and help then head to www.thetempesttwo.com and support James and Tom reach their goal. Both personal donations and corporate sponsorships are available.'