Aug 05, 2015
Allianz Park Stadium Sports Days – A great success
Last week marked the end of Allianz Park's school sports day’s fixtures for the year. This year the home of Saracens received a total of 45 applications and were able to host 36 school sports days between April and July.
The school sports days ran in addition to 14 Barnet Partnership School Sports (BPSS) events and the Middlesex Schools County Championships.
School sports days provide a large number of children and young people with the opportunity to not only visit, but compete at the stadium. In total over 12,000 pupils attended their schools sports days here at Allianz Park, including 300 pupils from special educational needs schools.
Nicole Cara (SEN Teacher) highly praised the stadium facilities and staff: “The pupils had a really fun day and really enjoyed being at Allianz Park.
"The team were so lovely and kind towards our students, and helped to set everything up and made the day amazing. Our students would never have been able to access sports day without the safe space that they had in the sensory room and indoor track, and I have already had parents emailing to say thank you for one of the best days of their kids’ lives.
"All our students surpassed our expectations because of the positive environment we were able to create, so I cannot thank them enough.”
Issy Dunnicliffe, Stadium Sports Coordinator said: “Hosting school sports days here at Allianz Park is great for sports development locally. It’s wonderful to see so many young people inspired by the state of the art facilities here and enjoying their sports day.”
This year we have seen schools be extremely creative in the events they run; parent races, Braveheart battle re-enactments and flash-mob dances to name but a few. It really is great to see schools making full use of the space available to them.
Jessica Rodwell (Teacher): “We had a great day, our first at the stadium for more than 10 years and everyone loved it.”
The athletics fun doesn’t stop there – there are still places available on our Summer Athletics Camps and specialist clinics, running every Monday-Friday until the 28th August.
For more information, or to book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org