Rugby: Saracens Disability teens enjoy end of season tour

The Saracens Disability group with their Worcester rivals and volunteers

The Saracens Disability group with their Worcester rivals and volunteers - Credit: Archant

A group of teenagers from the Saracens Disability Programme went to Worcester on their annual end of season tour.

Joel Kpoku and Juan Figallo with youngster Alex

Joel Kpoku and Juan Figallo with youngster Alex - Credit: Archant

More than 25 teenagers and their parents made the trip to play a game of touch rugby and practice drills against Worcester's Disability Group.

Both squads then went to the Sixways stadium to watch Saracens' final away league game of the season in what was a pulsating match where the defending champions narrowly lost 31-29.

Afterwards, Saracens players including Joel Kpoku, Juan Figallo and Dominic Day, came over to the stands to greet the boys and their families.

The trip was organised by the Saracens Sport Foundation and sponsored by Alan Day, who run weekly training sessions at Allianz Park.

Dominic Day with Saracens Disability youngster Gabriel

Dominic Day with Saracens Disability youngster Gabriel - Credit: Archant


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The sessions focus on improving the health and mental well-being of the participants and more than 20 young people take part each week.

Paul Tanner, Managing Director of Alan Day, said: "I've been involved with Saracens RFC for four years now and each time it's amazing to see the growth in the boys week in, week out.

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"It was great to see the parents get involved. Worcester have been absolutely amazing and we couldn't ask for more."

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