Pinner RFC to host the Aviva Premiership Champions Summer Camps

February 29, 2012 by paul  
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Summer 2012
Saracens Rugby Camp – Pinner RFC

Pinner RFC are teaming up with Saracens this Summer to give you an opportunity to train with the 2010-2011 Aviva Premiership Champions.
Saracens will be holding a Two Day Skills Clinic at Pinner RFC and we encourage all Mini and Junior players to develop their rugby by attending this course. The camp, designed in consultation with the Saracens academy, is for young aspiring rugby players and will provide the perfect balance of fun, intensity, excitement and education, using modern training techniques, player focused sessions and development through game play.

A very competitive pricing structure is in place this season with a 10% online discount also available. It is recommended you book early to avoid disappointed.

Description:      Two Day Skills Clinic

Venue:             Pinner RFC

Age:                 6-16 years as at 09/08/2012

Date:                09/08/2012 – 10/08/12

Price:               Online £50.00

Hot Lunch:        Yes

To book your place or for further information, including course content and structure for and of the above courses please visit or call the Saracens community team on 01707 285 026.

Below are some of the action shots taken during the previous Saracens Rugby Camp

England V Ireland Legends Match

February 28, 2012 by paul  
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England v Ireland Legends

Friday, 16th March, at the Twickenham Stoop (KO 7.45pm)

On the evening of Friday 16th March the England v Ireland Legends Charity Match is being held at The Twickenham Stoop (  It is the eve of the Six Nations clash and with the teams playing for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup it should provide the perfect opener to the final weekend of the championship.  We had 11,000 there in 2010 and we’re hoping to fill the stadium this time around.

The game will see some of the big names of English and Irish rugby go head-to-head one more time with those involved including Martin Corry, Shane Byrne, Jason Robinson, Rob Henderson, Austin Healey, Richard Wallace, Jason Leonard and Mick Galway to name but a few.  See the flyer below for the full team squads.

The game is being played again to raise funds for those seriously injured playing the game we all enjoy so much.  The charities benefiting include the RFU Injured Players Foundation, the RPA Benevolent Fund and the IRFU Charitable Trust.  There are a number of great sponsors on board to cover the running costs so all funds raised go directly to the charities.

After the game there will be bands playing in the main bar and plenty of food and drinks to be had so come and make a night of it. Corporate hospitality is also available – drop me a line if you would like details.

Let me explain the background: The game was conceived to raise money for Stuart Mangan, who was paralysed from the high neck following a rugby accident whilst playing for Hammersmith & Fulham RFC in April 2008.  Stuart required 24-hour medical care for his every basic need and The Stuart Mangan Appeal was launched to fundraise, with patrons including Keith Wood, Ronan O’Gara and Jason Leonard.  Stuart sadly passed away in August 2009 having contracted pneumonia, but his family have chosen for the Legends game to raise necessary funds to support other injured players.

We are aiming to sell all 12,000 seats at the game so we need to maximise awareness of the event.  We would very much appreciate it if you would forward this email to all of your individual club members and supporters and to anyone who you think would be interested in attending the game.  Also, if you could include this information on your Rugby Club website and/or in your club’s newsletters, on notice boards and on your Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts, it would be most appreciated.

Adult tickets £10, Concessions £5.

Click on the link below to purchase your tickets now and also please pass this on to any of your contacts who you think would be interested.  With the names involved it promises to be a cracker!

Details are also available at, on Facebook and Twitter

If you are unable to make it to the game you can make a donation to our three charities on our VirginGiving page at the following link:

If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or on the numbers below.

We look forward to seeing you at the England Legends v Ireland Legends match and would very much appreciate your support for these very worthy rugby charities and for Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup.

Warm best wishes

Ann Higginson

Latest information from Saracens RFC

February 20, 2012 by paul  
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Pinner RFC are a Saracens Club Partner. Working together we have provided reduced priced match tickets for both Vicarage Road and Wembley, organised match day pitch parades, Tag rugby matches on the pitch at half time, performed the Guard of Honour as well as developing Rugby camps during holidays at Pinner Rugby Club. As a partner club we have also access to players and trophies to enhance the awareness of rugby at Pinner Rugby Club: see below for examples.

Summer 2012
Saracens Rugby Camp – Pinner RFC

Pinner RFC are teaming up with Saracens this Summer to give you an opportunity to train with the 2010-2011 Aviva Premiership Champions.
Saracens will be holding a Two Day Skills Clinic at Pinner RFC and we encourage all Mini and Junior players to develop their rugby by attending this course. The camp, designed in consultation with the Saracens academy, is for young aspiring rugby players and will provide the perfect balance of fun, intensity, excitement and education, using modern training techniques, player focused sessions and development through game play.

A very competitive pricing structure is in place this season with a 10% online discount also available. It is recommended you book early to avoid disappointed.

Description:      Two Day Skills Clinic

Venue:             Pinner RFC

Age:                 6-16 years as at 09/08/2012

Date:                09/08/2012 – 10/08/12

Price:               Online £50.00

Hot Lunch:        Yes

To book your place or for further information on the clinic please CLICK HERE or call the community team on 01707 285 026.

Saracens will be running our most popular coaching experience on the evening of Tuesday 27th March at Saracens Amateurs RFC. The Alan Day International Players Coaching Event gives mini and junior players the opportunity to train with some of Saracens high profile players to gain some valuable advice to help with their player development on and off the field.

We wanted to make you fully aware of what we are running and it would be great to see our partner clubs involved in this fantastic opportunity. I have attached the flyer explaining the event and would be extremely grateful if you could pass it round your coaches and players a like.

The evening session that runs from 18:00 to 20:15, gives individuals the chance to cover all rugby aspects via skill stations which are delivered by some of Saracens high profile players and award winning coaches.

Players that are expected to attend are*; Brad Barritt, Steve Borthwick, Jacques Burger, Owen Farrell, Rhys Gill, Carlos Nieto, Kameli Ratuvou, Michael Tagicakibau, Richard Wigglesworth, Chris Wyles

Each participant will be given a limited edition t-shirt to train in and will have the chance to get autographs and photos with their role models at the end of the session.

The event, now in its fourth season is generally a sell-out and therefore book early to avoid disappointment as limited places are available.

This will be an experience you won’t want to miss!!!


COURSE: Alan Day International Players Coaching Event

VENUE: Saracens Amateurs RFC (N14 4AB)

DATE: Tuesday 27th March 2012

AGE: U7-U16


To book a place or for further information, please visit or call the community team on 01707 285026

We look forward to hopefully seeing some of you at the event!!

Best Wishes

Jonathon Baker | Community Development Officer

Just in from Saracens:
I just wanted to let you know of the Breakfast event that we have on this Month, featuring John Smit, Steve Borthwick and Richard Hill.
Please find attached the PDF with all event details on. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask myself or Dan Cozens.
Many thanks and see you soon.
Kind Regards,
Hayley Beard
Group Sales Executive – Saracens Ltd.
Click on link below
Breakfast Event with John Smit

This Easter, the Saracens Community Team will be delivering camps across the community at various partner clubs and Saracens invite you to join the fun…

The Saracens Rugby Camp Programme is aimed at U6 – U16 playing age groups and provides organised, educational and structured activities utilising award winning coaches from the Saracens Community team. The camps have been designed to provide young players with a total rugby experience, contributing to their personal development on and off the field.

The Saracens coaches will instill some of the values that drive professional players, urging young talent to play with passion and commitment, respect and discipline whilst focusing on their individual and unit skill development.

Easter Rugby Camps

Saracens guarentee that this Easter will be the perfect way to end your season!!

  • 2nd April – Pinner RFC - One Day Intensive Skills Clinic £25.00
  • 2nd & 3rd April – Saracens Amateur RFC - Two Day Skills Clinic – £50.00
  • 4th & 5th April – Old Albanian RFC - Two Day Skills Clinic – £54.00
  • 4th April – Haberdashers Askes Boys School - One Day Intensive Skills Clinic – £25.00
  • 5th April – Old Grammarians RFC - One Day Intensive Skills Clinic – £25.00
  • 10th April – Barnet RFC - One Day Intensive Skills Clinic – £25.00
  • 10th & 11th April – Saracens Amateur RFC – Two Day Skills Clinic – £50.00
  • 11th & 12th April – Old Albanian RFC - Two Day Skills Clinic – £54.00
  • 12th & 13th April – Dartfordians RFC - Two Day Skills Clinic – £50.00
  • 13th April – Hitchin RFC - One Day Intensive Skills Clinic – £25.00

For further information on on all our camps running during Easter, including: venues, dates , times and prices then please visit or call the community team on 01707 285 026.


Saracens would like to invite EVERYONE aged 6-18 the opportunity to dance pitchside to a live performance by one of the hottest properties in UK music, MCFLY, at the internationally-renowned Wembley Stadium, during half time in the Aviva Premiership Top of The Table Clash encounter against Harlequins.

Each participant must attend ONE rehearsal session in order to learn the routine, receive a limited edition t-shirt to perform in, pitch side accreditation and information on the day. Spaces are first come first serve basis so please book early to avoid dissapointment.

  • Performer Ticket – FREE
  • Adult Ticket – £10
  • Junior Ticket – £5

Please Note: The closing date for applicants is FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2012

For further information or to book your place, please click on the link below and complete the form. Alternatively please call Theresa Bouchier on 01727 793817.

For people wanting tickets for the big game @ Wembley please speak/email/text Jo as a club we get reduced priced tickets for all Saracens home matches

Some of the experiences that young players have had when Saracens RFC are involved:

Rugby Camp:

Despite inclement weather, the rain did try and spoil the days activities, although judging by the smiling faces it didn’t succeed. Players were greeted by four Saracens coaches upon entry into the clubhouse, forms filled in, introductions made then straight out onto the playing fields. Players were split into different groups depending on age and experience and rotated around all of the coaches, each developing different skills whilst having great fun.

Today the players went through a number of drills, games and skill development:

Morning and afternoon sessions

Development through game play

Individual skills & techniques

Positive Continuity

Contact avoidance


Speed, Agility and Quickness

Tackling / Tagging Techniques

Ball Presentation

It was definitely a full on session in the morning and the orange slices offered went down a storm (even though some said they didn’t do oranges!)

Lunch was eagerly taken by all, a great spread was laid on – Spaghetti/pasta bolognese  - french bread, hot tomato soup, salad – with carrot, cucumber pepper sticks, yogurts, assorted fruit, orange/blackcurrant squash.

After a briefing session led by the coaches it was back out again for the afternoon session. At the end of the day, coaches gathered all the players for a feedback question and answer session and presented the player of the day award.

What a great start to this Rugby Camp, really looking forward to tomorrow

A much better day on Friday – clear  blue skies and no hint of rain

On Friday, the coaches built upon a lot of the skills they had introduced the day before; concentrating on

Unit skills

Breakdown Management (Rucking, Leaching, and Ball presentation progressions)
Forwards / Backs Split

The coaches commented on how much more concentration the players had on Friday and noted that all had made excellent progress

The lunch of cheeseburgers was a hit, some even asking and getting seconds!

Of course, we celebrated the birthdays of Jameel and Sam in usual Pinner style; get it down you Zulu Warrior!!

The afternoon session had players developing more specific skills to their playing positions (older groups) whilst the Tag players whizzed around the field with Tag grabbing everywhere.

This was a great 2 day camp and hopefully Pinner RFC will host another Saracens Rugby Camp in the future

Sooopa Sarries Sunday – Pinner RFC beyond pitch-side!

After a disappointing weekend of International Rugby at the World Cup; apart of course the Welsh – llon.gyfarchion , ddeisyfwn ‘ch bydew i mewn ‘r semi finals it was up to Pinner Mini and Youth Sections to brighten up the day!

After a terrific morning of training and friendly matches with a friends from Hackney Bulls many of the players and parents jumped into their cars, put on their clean Pinner tops and headed off to Vicarage Road for the Aviva Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons

Through the Saracens club Partnership program we had secured a number of tickets which allowed children to go free and for reduced prices for adults.

Apart from watching live Premiership rugby, what else caused this exodus?

Well, a great day was install for the players; representing Pinner Youth, Mini Section and players from the Little Rugby Academy were guest of Saracens and formed the Guard of Honour for both the teams as they exploded onto the pitch, being that close up we saw what giants these rugby players were and how they were focused on the game in hand, even so, one player managed to get his hair ruffled by a passing Saracens player!

During the half time interval Pinner Under 7s and Under 8s were invited to play on the pitch, demonstrating their skills during a TAG rugby game, Pinner having the honour of being the only club to be represented and enjoyed every minute running around on the quality pitch, scoring tries and taking Tags. Coaches Andy Nash and Richard Evans were extremely proud of the display you put on, their beaming smiles being broadcasted on the big screen, cheered on by over 5,000 home supporters (including a few Pinner senior members doted around the ground)

What a great experience, a great day and one that will hopefully remain in the memory of all the young players who attended.

Saracens won, by the way!

Here’s (a lot) of photographs from the day, enjoy

Oh by the way, I was interviewed by ESPN/Sky Sports News before the game, if anyone has seen it or recorded game firstly, did I look fat on the telly! and secondly, is there a copy of it I can have a butchers at? (cheers Spud)

A big thank you to Steve and Richard at Saracens and a special thank you to Jo Talbot for organising everything today

When ‘Sarrie’ met Pinner Mini and Youth Sections

Sunday 25th September saw the Aviva Trophy make its second appearance around Pinner Players within a week. To protect and also to greet was the Saracens RFC mascot ‘Sarrie’ who proved to be a popular ‘extra’ during the training session!

Photos courtesy of Saracens Community Rugby Team

Pinner RFC shine @Pinner Show with Saracens RFC and Aviva Trophy

First time out at Pinner Show – a great success

Pinner Rugby Club, with Club Partners Saracens RFC, took part in the Pinner Village Show organised by the Rotary Club of Pinner, for the first time this weekend.

The Village Show was, once again a great success – fun for all the families who ventured into the park. It contained many local charity and craft stalls, entertainments and of course Pinner Rugby Club.

Local residents and visitors from further afield came in good numbers throughout the day, despite the intermittent rain showers. The Kiddies Fun Fair, the miniature steam train and the many local charity stalls were in attendance at the Rotary Club of Pinner’s Pinner Village Show. The Merry-Downers Morris Dancers, the Harrow Concert Band and the Tug of War events kept the crowds well and truly entertained

Many Pinner Rugby Club members braved mixed weather to raise awareness of our club and hopefully gained some new players.

The day didn’t get off to a great start when Minis Chairman Spud had great difficulties putting up the club tent (a new club gazebo is on the way thankfully!) failing to recognise that you can’t put it up inside out! After a succession of Rotary Club members tried to aid the suffering Spud, former Mini’s Chairman Steve George was called into action and promptly alleviated a minor disaster.

At 10.15 the Aviva Trophy arrived on our stand along with Saracens young star Geoffrey Sella (son of French international Phillipe Sella) ready to meet and greet the local community and have their photograph taken with both Geoffrey and the trophy. As you can see, Pinner members were very keen to get their hands on the trophy and Geoffrey was fantastic throughout the day, signing autographs, showing off his skills and playing demonstration rugby – as he is currently injured this had to be limited although witnesses said that he was awesome despite a light slip resulting in getting covered in mud – a few eagle eyed passer byes saw him take his top off and remarked that suddenly they liked rugby (you can follow Geoffrey on twitter – @geof_sella)

Throughout the day, players from all levels of the club came down to support our publicity drive, seniors from the first team, club captain Reza Sibilant got his hands on the trophy with a beaming smile; the youth under 15s were out in force along with manager Brad Seiler, under 7s & 8s coach Andy Nash, a Saracens fan, also got ‘up and close’ with the silverware. Players from all squads were in presence and worked tirelessly in promoting our club; as a result many new faces were seen at training during Sunday morning, great work.

Then for something different: Pinner entered the tug of war competition; firstly testing themselves against each other then taking on all-comers, including the Morris Dancers. All succumbed to the brilliant effort by Pinner – out-right winners, well done.

The day proved to be a great success, many made their way to the club to watch some fantastic rugby in the form of the 1st XV versus Old Merchant Taylors and the Pelicans first outing of the new season versus Uxbridge 2nds (match reports and photographs on website)

Pinner Rugby Club is a club Partner of Saracens RFC and this has allowed us to bring them down to the club next Sunday 25th September for a morning of ‘Super Sarries Sunday’; where they will be once again bringing the Aviva Trophy, players, coaches and ‘Sarrie’ the mascot. It will be a fantastic opportunity to have your photograph taken with the above and be part of the Saracens Pixel wall. All welcome and please bring down your friends. The under 15s will also be playing a pre league friendly match versus Fullarians RFC (also a Saracens Club Partner).

The raffle proved to be a great success, a big thank you to Saracens again for supplying the first prize. The draw was made after training on Sunday – the winners were:

3rd Prize: a rugby ball – Les Chaffe

2nd Prize: Signed rugby ball by Austin Healey – Monty Meghjee

1st Prize: 10 match tickets for Saracens home fixture at Wembley – Max Alexander

Congratulations to them, contact will be made within the next couple of days an the first prize will be presented during ‘Super Sarries Sunday’

Pinner Rugby Club along with club partner Saracens RFC provided a unique experience at the rugby club this Sunday. With the training pitches filled with players from all age groups and a pre league friendly Under 15s fixture against Fullarians RFC a morning named ‘Super Sarries Sunday’ kicked off. Placed just outside of the Pinner clubhouse entrance was the Aviva Trophy sparkling in the sunshine, players and parents were greeted by Saracens mascot ‘Sarrie’ as they prepared for a morning of rugby.

Club President David Hiles with the Aviva Trophy (he’s the one on the left!)

It was be a fantastic opportunity to have their photograph taken with the trophy and of course Sarrie, all squads took it in turns through the morning and after training finished many of the player of the week winners muscled up to Sarrie for a memorable photo opportunity.

Pinner RFC had run a prize draw raffle during the Pinner Show the previous Saturday; the draw was made on Sunday 18th September and the winners were presented with their prizes by Pinner RFC chairman Andy Wright and Pinner RFC Mini Section Chairman Paul ‘Spud’ Talbot. A big thank you to Saracens for supplying the first prize:

1st Prize: 10 match tickets for Saracens home fixture at Wembley – Max Alexander

1st Prize: 10 Tickets to a Saracens RFC Home Match @ Wembley Stadium

Family Invitation Tickets choose from:

Saturday 10th December: Saracens vs. Ospreys (Heineken Cup)
or Saturday 31st March: Saracens vs. Harlequins (Aviva Premiership) Adults and Under 16s in the Red/Black Area

2nd Prize: Signed rugby ball by Austin Healey – Monty Meghjee

3rd Prize: a rugby ball – Daniel Chaffe

Pinner Rugby Club is part of the Saracens Club Partnership program which was first launched in the 2003/04 Season, the club partnership programme exists to develop sustainable relationships with clubs throughout the community, offering a variety of innovative services and products to that are advantageous to its members. The partnership is beneficial to the whole of club providing benefits to senior, junior and mini players as well as coaches from under sevens to senior sides.

Pinner Rugby Club is currently recruiting players of all ages and welcomes all players of all abilities to our club

Please feel free to contact Paul Talbot on 07961304740 or Alternatively visit the website or come down to the club on Sunday mornings at 10.00am and give it a go!!

Six Nations competition

February 3, 2012 by paul  
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Welcome to this year’s 6 Nations tipping competition.

Its easy and its fun and takes less that 5 mins to register ….just take a look

The 6 Nations is almost upon us, the best International Competition in World Rugby and probably the most open its been for years.

The competition is being run through, the same site we used for the Rugby World Cup tipping competition. So if you participated in that you should already have login details – if not see below.

COMPETITION: RBS Six Nations (2012)

START DATE: Sat 4th February 2012

COST: £10


1st Prize = 50% of pool

2nd Prize = 20% of pool

3rd Prize = 5% of pool and 25% of pool goes to the club.

HOW TO ENTER: Log onto click on the “Register Now” button, then select the “Six Nations” from the drop down bar, then fill in your details (they don’t ask for many). Once you have done this, search for the pool called “Pinner Rugby Club” and apply to join pool. Once I have accepted you into the pool you will be free to enter your tips by following the instructions. Payment of the entry fee will need to be made by 10/02/2012 ( 2nd weekend), or you wont be able to win a prize.

I will send the relevant Bank details once all participants have registered.

RULES: Each entrant must submit their picks and margin before the deadline stipulated on the Sportsguru website. You can only enter your tips once so make sure you are certain of your tips before entering them as you cannot amend them afterwards! There are 5 rounds contain 3 matches each. You will receive points for correctly tipping the result of the game and also bonus points if you are within 5 points on your margin. There will also be bonus points and grand slam points awarded, check out the “Scoring System” tab for more information on how the comp will be scored. If you forget to put your tips in for a game you will be given the default tip by sports guru, check out the “Defaults” tab for more info on this. The person with the highest number of points at the end of the comp takes the top prize, the two closest runner ups will also receive some prize money and the club will earn a share. Actual prize money breakdown will be sent once we know how many people are playing.

If you think anyone else would be interested feel free to forward this on.

Round 1

Saturday, 4 February 2012

France v Italy, 14:30

Scotland v England, 17:00

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Ireland v Wales, 15:00

Round 2

Saturday, 11 February 2012

France v Ireland, 20:00

Italy v England, 16:00

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Wales v Scotland, 15:00

Round 3

Saturday, 25 February 2012

England v Wales, 16:00

Ireland v Italy, 13:30

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Scotland v France, 15:00

Round 4

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Ireland v Scotland, 17:00

Wales v Italy, 14:30

Sunday, 11 March 2012

France v England, 15:00

Round 5

Saturday, 17 March 2012

England v Ireland, 17:00

Italy v Scotland, 12:30

Wales v France, 14:45

Good luck!!