Dec 19, 2016
Scott’s Story – Sarrie’s Skills Club
In September 2013, the Saracens Sports Foundation launched an innovative provision for young people (14-24) with severe autism.
The club was developed to provide sporting and community engagement opportunities for young people on the autistic spectrum, with a clear mantra of focusing on the ability of a person with a disABILITY.
Since its inception, the club has won many accolades and awards one to note is the ‘Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Award’ in July 2014. Off the back of this successful start we have recently secured an additional 3 year grant from St James Place that will sustain our work until July 2019.
We thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight the impact the club has not only for our members but for their families also. Here’s Scott’s story, a mini documentary that details Scott’s and his Dad Vic’s life living with Autism. Scott and Vic have been members of the Sarrie’s Skills Club since it started in September 2013 and this behind the scenes look hopefully raises the awareness of what the power of sport can have in supporting a family with autism.
If you would like to know more information about the Sarries Skills Club or any of our other disABILITY sport programmes, please contact Ben Lawrence - firstname.lastname@example.org