Alex Goode was voted SSA Player of the Month for September, and received his trophy after the win over Gloucester Rugby, from SSA Essex County Leader Clair Gonzalez.
With Saracens returning this week to the HAC for their game against Ospreys, did you know that the relationship with the HAC goes back over 100 years.
The first game between the two dates back as far as the 1900/01 season, with the Saracens ‘Crusaders’ side (effectively the 2nd team), under the leadership of J G Brodie, defeating the HAC “A” side for a rare victory that season.
Read more over on Saracens Rugby Club and WW1
Colin Veitch (Coaching Development Manager for the Saracens Amateurs) and Tom Weir (vice-captain of the amateur 1st XV) have approached the SSA in connection with the Saracens RFC WW1 Project. Colin and Tom have set themselves the goal of uncovering & recording, for the first time, the history of those Saracens Club members that fought and died in the Great War.
Their intention is to pay tribute to our fellow Saracens players who lost their lives in the conflict by creating a Roll of Honour at the Club, which they hope will serve as a permanent and appropriate reminder of their sacrifice.
We made the point at the AGM that we are facing two problems about away travel for 2014/15:
Firstly, coach travel to away games appears to be in decline, and secondly we no longer have a Travel Coordinator. Dealing with the second point first, if anybody is interested in taking on this role, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
With regard to coach travel:
In 2013/14 we ran coaches to four games. In two other instances (Leicester and Gloucester) we planned to run coaches, but the take-up was so low that we had to cancel. Of the four games to which we did run coaches, three were at Twickenham
Continue reading SSA Away Travel 2014/15
The SSA accounts for season 2013/14 are accessible here: SSA Accounts
Copies will also be available at the AGM.
Alex Sanderson and Kevin Sorrell have been signed up to present the Coaches’ Review of 2013/14 at the SSA AGM on Wednesday 9th July in the Players’ Lounge at Allianz Park. The schedule for the evening is:
7:00 pm Arrive (Free snacks/ pay-bar)
7:30 pm Coaches’ Review of 2013/14 with Alex Sanderson and Kevin Sorrell
8:00 pm SSA AGM
8:15 pm Saracens News and Q&A with Andy Duckworth, Director of Marketing.
The evening is open to all existing and potential members of the SSA.
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