Welcome to the Saints Supporters’ Club
This is the 100th Anniversary season for the Saints Supporters’ Club. Our aims are :
- To serve the interests of the Members of the Supporters Club.
- To actively liaise with the Club, in order to foster constructive co-operation, dialogue and mutual understanding.
- To endeavour to facilitate an increase in attendance at home and away fixtures.
- To support all of the players and teams who represent the Club both on and off the field.1 To organise and participate in charitable fund raising and social events.
- To organise and participate in charitable fund raising and social events.
- To liaise with the Club to improve the social facilities for the supporters.
Here you can see the latest news from the SSC, the Club, and our upcoming games and events. The Club is once again running coaches to away matches and you can book here. Our Newsletters are now on this page.
Northampton Saints Supporters' Club
Northampton Saints Supporters' Club has been in existence for almost 100 years in one form or another and exists to provide a focus for committed Supporters of Northampton RFC. Photos on this page courtesy our official photographer James Fitchew
To all Saints supporters.
So sorry to hear that Saints won't be coming over to Paris La Defense Arena tomorrow, I was really looking forward to the two of us battling it out on the pitch.
My best wishes of prompt recovery to those affected by Covid cases in the squad.
Thank you for hosting us in December - I wasn't the one playing the drum, I was the one shouting in French. So sorry we can't return the favour.
Until next time.
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A disappointing European campaign for the Saints reaches Round 4, with a trip to Paris to take on Racing 92 at their new stadium. Kickoff at the La Défense Arena is at 3.15pm GMT on Sunday, with TV coverage on BT Sport 3. Due to French Covid restrictions, there will be no Black, Green & Gold support in the stands, which will be disappointing for those of you who were hoping to spend a weekend in the French capital. I'm guessing that the Radio Northampton commentary will also rely on watching the TV in the studio.
Racing have won all three of their Euro games so far and are already qualified for the knockout stages; whether that means they are prepared to rest some of their players or whether they will put out a full-strength team to ensure top-seeding remains to be seen. For the Saints, a good win could see them scrape into the top 8 of the pool. Otherwise (as is my understanding) their current placing would see them move to the knock-out stages of the Challenge Cup. The worst case scenario is: losing with all the other bottom four sides winning and it's bye-bye to any more European adventures for this season.
Personally, I would like to see the Saints take the field with a win or bust attitude to provide the viewers with a great game of Rugby.
This week's delve into the 1947-48 season archives is a pen portrait of Tommy Gray. Note specially the comment about his left-foot - not bad for someone playing at fly-half. ... See MoreSee Less
The Heineken Cup comes to the fore this weekend; though having lost in the first two rounds the Saints' chances of progressing into the knockout stages are slim. Our Round 3 match is at home on Sunday with a 3.15pm kickoff and the visitors are Ulster. TV coverage can be found on BT Sport 2 if you won't be there in person.
The tussle in Belfast last month was probably closer than both sides (and their supporters) would have predicted. 19-12 to Ulster at half-time and 27-22 at the final whistle. Ulster have more to gain from this than the Saints do, but if the home side can up their effort by a small percentage compared to the December encounter then we could be celebrating a home win on Sunday evening.
If you are going to the game make sure that you follow the Covid guidelines and get there well before kickoff to allow extra time for the necessary checks.
Obviously, there was no European competition back in 1947-48 so the closest that the Saints got to international matches were the games against Welsh team. Here's how the Chronicle & Echo saw the visit from Llanelli in that season (note the spelling!). ... See MoreSee Less