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Rugby Union: Saracens forward Billy Vunipola joins in the fun at Saracens Disabillity Programme session

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 December 2017

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola (front row, centre) joined Saracens Disability Programme youngsters for their end of term prize giving (pic: KBAPR)

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola (front row, centre) joined Saracens Disability Programme youngsters for their end of term prize giving (pic: KBAPR)

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England star took part in training with the youngsters, before hading out trophies and Sarries fleeces

England international Billy Vunipola took time out from his rehabilitation following a knee injury to join in the Saracens Disability Programme end-of-term Christmas prize-giving.

The Sarries number eight also helped train the youngsters from the scheme, which helps children with learning difficulties, before handing out trophies and new Saracens fleeces to the boys at Allianz Park.

The training sessions are organised by Tomas Gamage of the Sarries Sport Foundation programme and sponsored by Hampstead car dealership Alan Day Volkswagen.

All the youngsters, aged between 12 and 20, had a go at the cross bar challenge and the tackling bags.

Other first team players who regularly assist with training include England hooker Jamie George, Neil de Kock, Schalk Brits, Brad Barritt and Will Fraser, who has now retired through injury.

Every week, Alan Day managing director Paul Tanner his team of volunteers from New Southgate and the City turn up to help out with training the children, while mums and dads enjoy refreshments in the Sarries’ VIP area.

The Saracens Disability Programme won the Premiership Rugby BreakThru Award for their successful community programme last year.

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