A Rocky Start to Pre-Season for Sale FC

Jed-Forest sent a strong team and put us under pressure from the start. The final score of 14-5 to Jed-Forest was a fair reflection in a game where Sale FC squandered quite a few chances while Jed-Forest were snappy at the breakdown and came to play.  Both sides were clearly also looking to explore combinations and options, but, with Sale FC missing a few of our front line players to minor injuries we were always going to struggle to dominate.  However, one thing was very clear from this game, Sale FC now have pace aplenty and will be a handful for any team to cope with.

After the Game Sale FC Rugby TV caught up with Matt Bradley and Sale Sharks Academy player Nic Dolly.



Sale FC Golf Day 2017

After an absence of a few years the Sale FC Golf Day got off to a flying start this year with a good size group of members, guests, past players, executive members and even current First Team player Chris Johnson as well as Coach Tote Howcroft.  An excellent and fun day at Withington golf club who were superb hosts. Also special mention to Scott Bambrick for organising the whole day.



Trophy Winners on the day include

  • Arse of the Day: James Hourihan (although I believe this was awarded the day the trophy was made)
  • Longest Drive: Paul Gibbon
  • Sale FC Player of the Day: Paul Gibbon
  • Player of the Day: Sam Dolphin
  • Nearest the Pin: Mr Dugdale
  • Team Winners: Sam Dolphin, Paul Gibbon and Mike Jefferson
  • Lady Player of the Day: Sue Gardiner
  • Also Played: Steve Smith, Richard Trickey (Shorts of the Day)

Pre-Season and Cheshire Cup

Before the main season kicks off, the Sale FC and Sale FC 2’s have some pre-season games.

The evening games at Heywood road will KO as follows

  • Cheshire Cup Sale FC vs Chester 7:45
  • Sale FC vs Jed-Forest 7:45
  • Sale FC 2  vs Littleborough 7:30
  • Sale FC 2 vs Stoke on Trent 7:30

Mike Hughes Re-Joins Sale FC as 2nd XV Player/Coach

Chairman of Rugby Paul Kelly is pleases to announce that Mike Hughes has been appointed as 2nd XV player/coach.  He takes over from Andrew ‘Jibbo’ Jibson who stepped down after a number of years at the end of last season.  We see this is an important role as we look to develop our younger players and compete in the new Raging Bull Premier League. In developing the club over the next few years it’s important to improve the pathway from Senior Colts to Senior Rugby. 

Mike is a local lad who made his senior rugby debut at Sale FC as a 17th year old and played for 6 seasons before joining Stockport RUFC as the Backs player/coach.  He has also been backs/assistant coach for Manchester University.

Mike said –

‘it is great to be back at Sale FC where I first played senior rugby. I’m really looking forward to the challenge in what will be a tough league. We have an exciting crop of young players that I hope to help and support as they progress on as senior players’.