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Oli Shapely reports on Saracens making an impact on and off the pitch during the 2020/21 season

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By Oli Shapely 11 August 2021

Saracens Men have returned to the Gallagher Premiership, victory over Ealing Trailfinders in the play-off final. They won the away leg 60–0, followed by a 57–15 victory in the second leg at StoneX Stadium.

The squad are now celebrating as they head back up to the top flight. Saracens Women were going for their third consecutive Allianz Premier 15s Title and qualified for the final after a dramatic victory against Loughborough Lightning, but, unfortunately, the final proved to be one hurdle too far as they went down to Harlequins at Kingsholm. Despite the defeat, Head Coach, Alex Austerberry will be confident that his side will be back in contention for silverware next season.

“I am a huge admirer of all that they do to make disadvantaged people's lives so much better”

On the netball court, Saracens Mavericks beat Bath 46-35 in June to keep their hopes alive of a top-four finish in the Netball Superleague, however, Covid-related cancellations have subsequently led to a disappointing end to a brilliant season. Off the pitch, The Saracens Foundation celebrated a significant milestone last year as it reached its 20-year anniversary. During that time it has transformed the lives of over one million people.

Nigel Wray, Owner of Saracens Rugby Club is immensely proud of how the Foundation has grown since 2000.

“I am a huge admirer of all that they do to make disadvantaged people’s lives so much better.

There have been at least one million people’s lives hugely improved over the 20 years, and if you ask the people at the Foundation, they’ve only just begun.”

Over these 20 years, the Saracens Foundation has grown and developed, becoming more than just a rugby charity with projects that transcend sport and provide life changing impacts on people and local communities.

As Wray says: “Roll on the next 20 years!”