The ‘Sarries Skills Club’ has been developed specifically for those who have autism and are recognised as low functioning and at the severe end of the autistic spectrum. The Club focuses around the provision of a positive sporting experience for everyone, with emphasis on a structured and consistent routine on a weekly basis. Participants have the support of at least one volunteer as a minimum, often working in groups with a number of volunteers to facilitate participation.
The Senior Sports Development Officer at the Saracens Sports Foundation said “our mantra is to focus on the ability of a person with a disability. This mind set looks to boost confidences and provide greater coping strategies in a moment of need.” This is something that has been achieved through a fantastic and dedicated team of staff and volunteers that recognises the ability of the people who engage in our provision.
Mill Hill School’s relationship with the Sarries Club enters its second year and many pupils have taken full advantage of this rewarding experience.