Top-tier English rugby union club Saracens have announced a new three-year partnership with Thomas Cook Sport.
The travel agent will be listed as the Aviva Premiership team’s preferred travel supplier, in a deal which will see the company provide travel for the club’s senior playing squad and supporters until the end of the 2019/20 season.
As part of the agreement, Thomas Cook Sport will develop exclusive offers for fans travelling to the three-time English champions’ European away fixtures. The financial terms of the partnership have not been released.
Mitesh Velani, chief executive of Saracens, said: “Thomas Cook Sport are a leader in sports travel for both professional sporting organisations and fans so it’s great to have them on board as we begin another exciting season both at home and abroad. Their commitment to our fans, players and everyone connected with the club will play a vital role in bringing Saracens fans around the world closer together, both at the Allianz Park and on the road.”
Rob Slawson, head of Thomas Cook Sport, added: “Saracens have proved themselves as a top side in the English and European game in the last few seasons, their Premiership win in 2015/16 followed by two back-to-back European titles is a truly incredible feat and we’re delighted to add them to our growing rugby union and team travel portfolio.
“We are looking forward to contributing as much as we can to the team’s continued success by delivering our best in class team travel service for the Saracens squad and offering excellent travel packages for their passionate supporters.”
Saracens moved up to second in the Aviva Premiership after their 41-13 demolition of Sale Sharks on Saturday. The reigning European champions play their next fixture away to Worcester on 29th September.