Weekends are about to get a whole more exciting for young supporters of the Exeter Chiefs as we today announce our ‘Super Saturday’ plans for the new 2014/15 season.
Whether it be for an Aviva Premiership, European Rugby or LV= Cup fixture here at Sandy Park, more often that not you will find the Exeter Chiefs Community department will be hard at work welcoming youngsters from rugby clubs, schools or other organisations to the ground to take part in the club’s hugely successful Super Saturday Experience.
In what was a very busy year in terms of Super Saturdays in 2013/14, the club welcomed a total of 50 different groups of youngsters to Sandy Park to experience what was a memorable first season in English rugby’s top flight.
Now for the upcoming season, we will once again be hosting our Super Saturday experience for groups on match-days. Entering into what will be our seventh year, the experience continues to get better and better for all those who choose to sign up to what is a magical day out.
Hosted by the club’s Community Department, Super Saturdays allow schools, rugby youth sections or other interested groups the chance to see what life is really like for the Chiefs as they gear up to face not only English rugby’s elite teams, but also that of Europe’s finest.
Not only do they get the opportunity to learn from and train with members of Rob Baxter’s first team squad, but they also get the chance to watch a live Exeter Chiefs match; have a behind the scenes look at the club’s new and improved facilities; as well as the chance to run around the pitch at half time on match-days showcasing their club, group or school.
Exeter Chiefs Community Manager Marc Dibble, who helps to oversee the Super Saturday programme, said: “Our promotion into the Premiership obviously generated a huge amount of interest not only locally, but much further afield as well. Last season we found we are welcoming a large number of new clubs to Sandy Park and that is helping to spread our message as a club even further.
“For many youngsters the chance to learn from our professional players is certainly a big draw. Our aim with every Super Saturday is for all the groups that attend to go away not only having learnt more about the game, but at the same time they have had an enjoyable experience with us here at the Chiefs.”
Super Saturday Experience
• A two-hour rugby coaching session by some of the Exeter Chiefs squad members and our other RFU qualified coaching team
• A goodie bag for every player taking part in the coaching session
• A tour of the Exeter Chiefs training facilities and changing rooms
• A seat in the South West Communications Stand to watch the match
• Form the tunnel at halfway to cheer the Chiefs onto Sandy Park for the match
• Half-time pitch parade to advertise your clubs youth section or group
To find out more contact Community Development Manager Marc Dibble in the Community Chiefs Department, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone him at the club on 01392 890914 or on his mobile 07595 499298
Games Available for 2014/15 Season
Saturday, September 13 v Leicester Tigers – Aviva Premiership
Sunday, September 28 v Harlequins – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, October 11 v London Irish – Aviva Premiership
Saturday October 18 or 25 – Europe 1 or 2
Saturday, November 1 or 8 – LV= Cup 1 or 2
Saturday, November 22 v Wasps – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, November 29 v Saracens – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, December 6 or 13 – Europe 3 or 4
Saturday, January 17 or 24 – Europe 5 or 6
Saturday, January 31 or Saturday, February 7 – LV= Cup 3 or 4
Saturday, February 14 v Newcastle Falcons – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, February 28 v Bath – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, March 7 v London Welsh – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, April 11 v Northampton Saints – Aviva Premiership
Saturday, May 16 v Sale Sharks – Aviva Premiership
NOTE: Matches are on occasion subject to change due to broadcasting rights by either BT Sport or Sky Sports. We will, however, look to let you know in plenty of time to change your days programme to fit.