Saracens Amateur RFC have secured a prestigious award by being given the Rugby Football Union’s Club Accreditation. The award will be presented by Steve Rac, Honorary Secretary, Middlesex RFU at the Clubhouse, Bramley Sports Ground, N14 4AB on Saturday, 18th July 2015 to coincide with the unveiling of the refurbished Grandstand and Scoreboard by new three year sponsors, Bolingbroke Park.
Having served their local community for more than 75 years, the Club certainly deserved recognition.
Peter Haigh, Club Chairman, said: “Accreditation has confirmed the Club’s commitment to the development of rugby as a major sport and its standing in the community as a respected club, where enjoyment comes first and everyone is welcome to take part in whatever way they are able.
“The Club is dependent on a small but dedicated band of volunteers. As is often the case most of the volunteer team undertake more than one role and give a considerable amount of their time to providing an affordable and enjoyable rugby experience to the local community.
The Rugby Football Union Club Accreditation scheme aims to help all rugby clubs in England become stronger, more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable places to play rugby.
Accreditation earns advantages including the Sport England Clubmark recognising the excellence of the mini and youth section together with increased status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and potential sponsors.
Added, Ciaran Morton, Honorary Secretary: “With a home Rugby World Cup in 2015 we expect to attract even more members. This is a great time for our sport and we can guarantee that anyone getting involved at Saracens Amateur RFC will have a marvellous time and make lots of new friends. Whether playing rugby, helping out as volunteers or simply watching the games everyone is welcome and they can see from the plaque on the wall that we are right up there with the best.”
Ronnie Barry, RFU Rugby Development Officer for Middlesex, said: “Saracens Amateur RFC have long been a great example of a thriving rugby club and it has been a pleasure working with them towards achieving this significant accreditation. We’re looking forward to further growth on the back of this Accreditation and their recently awarded Transforming Social Spaces Grant which has been instrumental in modernising the interior of the clubhouse for its members and visitors in what is going to be a truly exciting Rugby World Cup year.”