Saracens FC

They won the Aviva Premiership title in 2012, moved into the spanking new Allianz Arena in 2013 with an astro turf surface, are raking in millions of pounds from gate receipts but the beginning for Saracens FC was not as smooth. Formed in 1876 and including a merger with the local club Crusaders two years later, the club was pretty nomadic in its early years, not having a fixed home ground for long periods of time or even matches.

Their first official match was against Blackheath but the club had to wait for another 9 years before they could play their next match when Harlequins FC offered them the chance to be a part of their fixture list. The main reason that the club failed to get any quality opposition was the fact that the facilities at Bramley Road, their home at the home had very poor facilities and no club wanted to play Saracens FC at their home. However, the club began a steady rise in the pre league era and had a number of internationals in their books.

The 1970s were the peak years for the club as they began to get regular games against the big teams and also reached the semi finals of the National Cup which is now known as the Anglo Welsh Cup. But those years would not last long as they endured another bleak spell in the 1980s.

However, they got a chance to try their luck in the Courage Leagues and slowly began to climb up the table. Since the game turned professional in the 1990s, the club received financial backing and this enabled Saracens FC to sign big name players and the project they undertook in the 1990s finally reaped their rewards with the win in the Aviva Premiership in 2012.