If you have recently hung up your boots but would like stay involved with the game or if you are a current player or maybe have come to Sarries through junior rugby and would like to give something back to the game, well here’s your chance. Sarries juniors would like to increase the number of coaches available to help out with coaching the youngsters on Sundays. If you fancy taking those first steps on the coaching ladder then we can help get you on the right courses and get you going in the right direction – all we are asking in return is for a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. Perhaps if coaching isn’t your thing then you might be interested in refereeing again we can get you the basic qualifications needed to pick up a whistle and take charge. If you did this you will soon find out what life is like for the man in the middle on a Saturday afternoon! Those of us that have taken the coaching/refereeing path have found it very rewarding and it also improves your understanding of the game and can make better players of us all. The juniors run boys and girls sides from U7s right up to Colts.
If you are interested or want to find out more please contact Dave Turner on 01392 677425 or have a chat before 7pm training at St James on a Thursday night.
The U16 team are seeking players this season. If you know anyone who would be interested or are interested yourself in playing for this team, please contact Steve Barriball on 07810 012073 or by email to email@example.com
The Registration Documentation needed for 2012/13 season is now on the website. Its is under the heading Junior Section, then select Youth Registration from the drop down menu. Or Click here
The Registration Documentation needed for 2012/13 season is now on the website. Its is under the heading Girls Section, then select Girls Registration from the drop down menu. Or Click here
The Exeter Saracens Under 15’s held their end of season presentation on Sunday 29th April 2012 following their home game against Saltash.
The first award was for Most Improved Player. The nominations were:
- Harry Bottrell
- Matt Russell, and
- Toby Hannam
With the award going to wingman Toby Hannam who had demonstrated improvements in both defence and attack all season long. His positioning has improved immensely and the coaches had really enjoyed coaching him this season and he has listened to what has been said and has brought this onto the pitch with his performances.
The next award was The Everys Solicitors Award. The award goes to the player that has shown a real commitment to the Sarries way. The nominations were:
- Josh Wigmore
- Mike Winter, and
- Harry Coombes
The award went to back rower Mike Winter in recognition of his commitment, determination and selflessness over the last couple of seasons. Despite struggling with on-going injury he has always turned up, puts himself about, never moaned about benching or coming off and sometimes played out of position. He is a real Sarrie and a credit to himself.
The third award was the Player’s Player of the Season as voted by the players. The nominees were:
- Ollie May
- Zac Mattin, and
- Harvey Ridgeway
The award went to Ollie May and was presented by his mum! Ollie made a switch mid season from Centre to number 8 and had excelled in both positions.
And lastly came the Player of the Season award. This has been a difficult decision with many strong performances from a large number of players. The shortlist was:
- Ollie May
- Henry Evans and
- Judy Garland
The award went to Henry Evans. Henry has put in some amazingly physical performances this season. He has had an excellent season and was thanked for the effort that you have put in week in week out.
The presentations were completed with a special mention for Tim Ridgeway. After many many years coaching and supporting the team Tim had stood down earlier in the season. The coaches thanked Tim for his wise counsel, support and guidance over the years. Many of the players in the squad had been with Tim since he started the team. Tim really is a true legend and a Sarrie.
BARNSTAPLE U16′s ( 5 -v- 24 ) EXETER SARACENS U16′s
Exeter Saracens U16’s bounced back after last weeks defeat in the Cup to force Barnstaple out of the DRFU University League Cup play offs and book their place in the final against Sidmouth on Thursday 12/04/12 at Crediton RFC.
Sarries proved that it was no fluke by beating Barnstaple twice in 4weeks with this time a dominant display of brutish forwards play and expansive, fluid backs play. Sarries defence was incredible despite letting in a try in the first five minutes. They answered with three tries from Kai Little, one from Theo Thomson and two successful kicks from Dom Ditchburn.
The whole team perfomance was a credit to the age group, the coaches, supporters and the club.
Sunday 11th March
Saracens travelled to Cullompton for this plate quarter final match but were a try behind after 11 minutes of playing up the slope on the pitch. However, Saracens started to dominate possession but were let down by a handling error or a pass that was behind the runner causing the move to break down. Saracens eventually took the lead with 5 minutes of the second half remaining with a converted try, but then a switch in their own 22 saw the ball on the floor which Cullompton took full advantage of to score a converted try from. Half time Cullompton 12 v 7 Saracens.
The second half saw an improvement in Saracens running and handling game with forwards and backs joining together to score 2 quick tries within a couple of minutes of the restart. Saracens were able to bring on 4 replacements to keep the pace on the game and added 3 more tries before the end to runaway as winners, however Cullompton ensured that they continued to press and make Saracens work for the victory.
Final Cullompton 12 v 40 Saracens
Tries – Curran 1 Belcher 2 Geran 3 Haigh 4 conversions
The U15′s match on Sunday 23rd October has been cancelled.
The U16′s match on Sunday 23rd October against Paignton has been cancelled.