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Contract extensions agreed for 10 Saracens staff members, including long-serving boss McCall

By Sam Smith

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Saracens have announced that ten integral members of staff have committed their long-term futures to the club, including Mark McCall. Director of rugby McCall has been at Saracens since 2009 and will now remain at the club for at least a further four years.

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During his time in London, Saracens have won five Premiership titles and three European Cups, as well as bringing through a number of home-grown players into fully-fledged internationals. They are now chasing promotion back to the Premiership, defeating Doncaster in their most recent match.

McCall has been supported for a very long period by performance director Phil Morrow, newly-appointed head coach Joe Shaw backs coach Kevin Sorrell, senior rugby and mental skills coach Dan Vickers and forwards coach Ian Peel – and they will all dedicate themselves to Saracens until the end of the 2024/25 season.

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Adam Powell, who was promoted from his academy role to become senior team defence coach, has also signed for four years with Kelly Brown coming back to the club to take up the role of assistant coach. Head of Recruitment Nick Kennedy and head of psychology and personal development David Jones will likewise remain at Saracens for the same period.

CEO Lucy Wray said: “At Saracens, we talk a lot about family and what that means to us. When things got really tough, that family stuck together like never before. We believe in the importance of relationships, cohesion and having the best possible people at the helm to help our players get the most out of themselves and develop as great people as well as great players.

 

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“Mark is always the first to give others the limelight, but it should never be underestimated what an outstanding DOR he is and the incredible service he has already given. I could single out every individual mentioned above as to how much they bring and mean to this organisation. As we turn a corner and start the next chapter of the Saracens journey, we couldn’t be happier to announce that such key people have committed their long-term loyalty to the club.”

McCall added: “I’d like to thank Lucy and the board for placing their trust in us. This club means a huge amount to us all and to have the opportunity to continue our work is a real privilege. I consider myself very fortunate to work alongside a group of people who are so enthusiastic and forward-thinking and we are all excited about what the future holds for the club.”

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Contract extensions agreed for 10 Saracens staff members, including long-serving boss McCall

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