Our community youth program undertakes to deliver a wide range of rugby projects. The main aim of which is to support grassroots development, encouraging young people to play and enjoy the game. This is achieved through rugby camps, taster sessions in schools and helping local clubs with developing their junior and youth sections and the organization of festivals, tournaments and match day coaching clinics run by qualified and certified coaches from Seattle Saracens.
Club President Kevin Flynn and Seattle Saracens' GM Eric Stacy attended a Liberty rugby camp and were pleased to see what a great job Liberty is doing to promote rugby and participation!
Kevin Flynn said;
“Liberty is doing an amazing job of holding these camps for free, for all kids and not just those already with liberty. This is providing opportunities for all children like mine and Eric’s to come participate , enjoy sports , make new friends and promote rugby in our community .
It’s also great to see a the head coach of one our partner clubs, Valley Kangaroos, Tony Maphosa, here supporting Liberty and promoting a pathway for the older kids to go on an continue playing after school. Our hat goes off to these coaches and those like them “
Washington State High School Loggers
Seattle Saracens Rugby Club and Washington Loggers Rugby enjoy a unique development partnership to grow and develop the game in Washington state and provide a clear pathway for youth and high school players to continue to compete for top collegiate programs and play for the Saracens – with the potential to play professional rugby in America’s rapidly growing domestic competition.
This partnership focuses on:
· Growing the rugby opportunity for players and coaches to participate at higher levels of the game;
· Strengthen and expand the Saracens Community Coaching program to assist young players in growing their skills;
· Building connections with the BCRU and other neighboring rugby organizations to provide additional showcase opportunities for players;
· Prepare aspiring players to compete and succeed in the game beyond high school.
Along with broadly supporting development of the game locally, the Saracens-Loggers partnership is also designed to fully prepare athletes for competition at the age grade and men’s and women’s national teams - and for opportunities in Major League Rugby (MLR), the nation’s rapidly growing professional competition. At present, there are more than 20 former Loggers players currently active on the Saracens men’s and women’s team rosters, as well as playing professionally with the Seattle Seawolves and European teams.