Saracens’ Pioneers – The Movie

By way of explanation, this is a slideshow built from a number of photographs of the Saracens’ Pioneers, the matchday volunteers at Saracens Rugby Club. The vast majority of the photos were taken on two matchdays and the slideshow attempts to convey ‘a day in the life of’ Pioneers, from arrival at the stadium, the briefing, deployment to the various matchday roles, build up to the match, and finally a gallery of happy smiling faces!

The full set of photos from which the slideshow is built is accessible here on SmugMug.

Pioneering – the musical

Picking up on the ‘Pioneers’ story in my previous post about ‘Doing Something for Nothing‘, I’ve re-worked and remixed one of the guitar instrumentals I recorded a while ago in order to dedicate it to the amazing group of matchday volunteers at the Saracens Rugby Club stadium, Allianz Park. (They may hate me for this!) The new version is called Pioneering. Anyone brave enough to listen, just follow the link and click the little arrow next to the title.


Where’s that weird noise coming from?


Doing something for nothing

Today is the 1st January 2014; This time last year I, along with 70,000 other people were reflecting on our experiences as volunteers with the London Olympics. Even then, I wasn’t aware of how big an influence those few weeks would have on me. My personal experiences are all here on this website, including some final thoughts, but as the curtain fell at the closing ceremony, the media went back to business as normal and turned the focus on ‘legacy’ i.e. stadia, infrastructure, finance, etc. etc., I suspect that I was not alone in thinking that the real legacy might be the preservation of the spirit we experienced during those few weeks when London was really buzzing; when 70,000 . . . → Read More: Doing something for nothing

Rugby Special

These are a few photos taken at a pre-season friendly between Saracens and Esher, and processed with a bit of Photoshop magic. Click each photo to see full size. [nggallery id id=1]