Academy success for two Under 15 players
Guy Butterworth and Christiaan Cavalli-Warby have both played for OA’s for a number of years. Through success at Club and County matches they were invited into the Elite Player Development Group for Saracens. At Christmas there was a final trial match where the best 80 players from Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent played and trained for half a day. From this Saracens selected 30 players to make up the Under 15 Academy. Guy and Christiaan were selected.
They have been training every Monday at Allianz Park and every Thursday at the Saracens Gym based at Woollams. They have also had the benefit of top level coaches, nutritionists, dieticians, physios, strength and conditioning experts and even a session with a psychologist. The boys have really benefitted and this showed in their debut performances against Northampton Saints on Wednesday night at Hertford RFC. Saracens won comfortably and the boys now look forward to a Round Robin Festival on 15th April against Quins and London Irish and a whole day against all the other Premiership Academies at Harrow School on 5th May.