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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Following the Premiership semi-final victory over Harlequins, Schalk Brits braved the crowds in the Olympic Bar to receive the SSA Player of the Month award for April.
The award was presented to Schalk by SSA social media guru, Debbie Knight, whilst a concerned Don Barrell looked on.
It’s been a long wait, but the SSA Player of the Month for January, Alex Goode, finally made it to the Olympic Bar after the victory over Worcester Warriors in order to receive his well deserved trophy. Alun (Gryff) Morgan was n hand to present Alex with the award.
Previous SSA Player of the Month winners are:
September : Jacques Burger
October : Billy Vuniploa
November : Richard Barrington
December : Richard Wigglesworth
January : Alex Goode
February: Chris Wyles
We opted not to run the PoM for March, due to the 6 Nations and LV= Cup games making
Continue reading At last! Alex Goode receives his Player of the Month award… for January
Chris Wyles receives his SSA Player of the Month award from Phil Mayo, SSA Membership Secretary, following another great day at Allianz Park – sunshine, full house and an awesome victory over 2nd placed Northampton. Man of the Match from the Saints game, Marcello Bosch, joins in the congratulations for Chris.