Rugby is a Family Sport - Olive Kilifi

Seattle Saracens’ prop forward, Olive “Ollie” Kilifi has been a part of the Seattle Rugby family for quite some time. His dedication to the game and the values that are associated with rugby in the community are a driving force behind his quality of play and who he has become. We were able to sit down with Olive as he told us a bit about his rugby experiences and how he’s been able to get his family involved in the game. Kilifi first got into the game through being immersed in the culture of his Polynesian roots. Seeing the game on TV and hearing his family talk about rugby showed him what the game was all about. As a kid, Olive would go with his family to watch his father play. First dip

Women's Match Report v Castaway Wanderers

Nineteen Saracens women made the arduous journey to Victoria, along unplowed roads, through snow-covered BC to take on Castaway Wanderers RFC. Castaway got off to a fast start, scoring 33 points in the first 20 minutes and a 44-0 halftime lead. The short roster saw the Sarries caught out in the 2nd half as they had to finish the match with only 14 players on the field. Despite being short-handed, Kendra Young found the try zone for the Sarries' only try of the match, converted by Val Bank. The final whistle saw an 86-7 win for the Wanderers. After the match, Coach Zern offered special recognition to those players who had taken on unfamiliar roles and for outstanding performances from the r

"This American Rugby Life" - Club President, Kevin Flynn Interviewed

In this video interview, Grant Cole, AKA The Rugby Evangelist, chats with Seattle Saracens President, Kevin Flynn. Kevin discusses his playing, coaching and leadership life in rugby on both sides of the pond and offers up tantalizing insights into the amateur and developing professional game in the US and how the Seattle Saracens are focused on delivering a tangible community impact with its outreach programs here in the Pacific North West. You can watch the full interview here Thanks to Grant Cole for providing the link. You can follow Grant on Twitter; @RugbyEvangelist and on FB - The Rugby Evangelist For more information about our Community Programs click here

Women Win on the Road

Saturday 17th Feb saw both Saracens men and women squads travelling to North Vancouver to take on Capilano RFC. The Woen's match saw Ashley Kmiecik awarded the captainship for the day and she led the team to a strong start. The Saracens raced out to an early lead with long range tries from Outside Center Jennine Duncan (2) and newcomer Natalie Fuller. Carly MacKinnon's conversions (2) were complimented by a penalty kick as the Saracens held a 22-10 lead at the half. The 2nd half proved a defensive slug-fest for the Saracens as Capilano controlled play for long stretches but were held out of the try-zone until the final minute, resulting in a final score of 22-15. Next week, the Saracens wo

Seattle Saracen Volunteers in Bangladesh

Anthony Chaffee pictured left in photo. Seattle Saracens Rugby player Anthony Chaffee just returned from volunteering in rural Bangladesh where he was working with the charity, Hope Foundation for Bangladesh, an organization providing healthcare to the under served women and children in rural Bangladesh. A surgeon and volunteer doctor, Anthony is pictured after treating a child with an abscess who desperately needed the right medication and medical attention. Much of the work Anthony was involved with focused on operating on cleft lip and palate repairs and he was working with other doctors to get 28 surgeries accomplished in 20 hours. Bangladesh has approx. 1 million refugees and these doct

Women's Premier V Westshore, Feb 3rd 2018

Photo Credit: Jill Williamson Photography The Seattle women hosted Westshore RFC this Saturday at Pat Ryan Field in Tukwila. Westshore jumped out to a quick lead scoring four uncovered tries in the first half. Seattle answered with a long-range try from wing, and captain, Erica Legaspi. Within striking distance in the 2nd half, Seattle was unable to hold off the Westshore attack. Despite scoring three tries, including one from newcomer, Natalie Macknight, who was playing her first XV's match in a Sarries uniform, Seattle was unable to complete the comeback. Even though the score was not in their favor, the team was positive about their performance and is looking forward to a rematch in BC

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