Category: Community

RFU Suspends All Rugby | Club Statement

We appreciate your patience and support in these difficult times.

Taken from the RFU Website:

Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.

Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.

Club Statement:

In light of the Government’s briefing on Monday 16  thMarch and the subsequent RFU announcement, Sale FC will be suspending all rugby activities immediately.
This means that there will be no 1  st XV, Ladies, Colts or M&J’s games or training prior to  the 14  th April (subject to continued review).
Unfortunately, this also means that tours organised by the U9s-U15s will be postponed until further notice. Please also note that our annual Ladies Day planned for  the 28  thMarch will be rearranged for a later date (ticket holders will be contacted regarding refunds).
I am sure you will appreciate that like other businesses, this will be a testing time for our club. However, the Executive and Management Team will continue to work hard to minimise the negative impact on the club. Please note that at this time we will continue to be open and operating day to day, however, we kindly ask that if you have business with the club that you contact us via telephone or email in the first instance.
As a club, we do appreciate that this is a worrying time for members and we urge you to continue to follow the government guidelines.
We will continue to keep you updated via our club newsletter and social media.

 

Dan Birchall

Think Danny B sums it up for all of us here at the club. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Scunthorpe RUFC Appeal & Support

The Sale FC Dogs will be supporting Scunthorpe RUFC and the Walker family this Saturday- 23rd November- by holding a bucket collection ahead of our Richmond fixture. Following the death of local rugby player, James Walker. We would like to encourage all our FC fans to donate generously as part of the rugby community. Lets share our SaleFamily love this weekend in remembrance of a cherished advocate of the sport.

Colin Chapman from Scunthorpe RUFC provides further details

Tragically, the night of Friday 1st November 2019, Scunthorpe player James Walker took his own life. With the team set to play Chester away in National 2, and the Rugby World Cup Final set the following morning, this was news they would never expect- “from hearing the news, the whole club felt numb”.

There was a real determination from his teammates to make sure his name remains in a positive light, raising awareness and as much funds as possible to support those struggling with the same issues James faced. A noble act of community. This is when his team mates and club decided to team up with local charity “One for the Lads”, set up to combat and help men struggling with mental health issues. Scunthorpe players commit to Movember, growing out their “Mo’s” to raise funds individually, whilst as a club, numerous events throughout the season will fundraise and promote mental health as well as the £50,000 target.

In support, a number of our Sale FC players will feature beautiful looking “Mo’s” this Movember to also individually raise funds for the cause. As a club we hope we can contribute generously, with donation buckets doing their rounds in these upcoming fixtures:

Players not featured in the Matchday squad will be doing rounds on the weekend to collect donations.

SAT 23rd Nov vs. Richmond K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 7th Dec vs. RAMS K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 21st Dec vs. Rotherham K.O 2pm
Heywood Rd.

Currently…over £7000 has been raised within the first week! The JustGiving page will be ongoing until the club hits their target of £50,000 to help people like Jimmy get the support they need!

Please Donate here

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/scunnyrufc?utm_term=qKZ2Qgg3m

 

 

Hindle Cup

Sale Grammar’s Alumni go head to head for the Hindle Cup this Thursday evening.

This Thursday Evening sees Sale Grammar’s Alumni Old Boys facing off against Sale Grammar’s Even Older Alumni Boys for the Hindle Cup.

The Hindle Cup as it is proudly known is named after Mr Andrew Hindle, who was the former Head of Physical Education at the school, where he taught so many of the Alumni Old Boys during their time at the school.

The Hindle Cup games were created as a way of not only remembering Mr Hindle and the work he did at the school, but to also provide a legacy, allowing students both young and old to compete for the cup in his memory, therefore bringing together the former alumni of the school on this prestigious sporting occasion.

Kick Off on Thursday Evening will be 7.30pm, with admission being Adults £5 and Children U16 £3.

England Deaf Rugby Double Header

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will be hosting an England Deaf Rugby Double Header here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

England Deaf v Wales Deaf at Cardiff Arms Park

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will play host to two top class Deaf Rugby fixtures between featuring both the England Men’s and Women’s sides here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

The first fixture of the afternoon will see Sale 1861 Women side take on England Deaf’s Women’s side in a friendly fixture kicking off at 1pm. Then at 4pm, England Deaf’s Men’s side will play their Welsh counterparts in an International Test Match for the Broadstreet Cup.

In their last encounter in January, England Deaf Men were beaten by their Welsh opponents at Cardiff Arms Park by 29-11, in what was a thrilling encounter.

We are sure that both of these fixtures will be as good, with the games being shown to a global audience thanks to the BBC Sport Online team and the camera work of Richard Jackson at Cheers Mate Productions.

If you would to watch the games from the comfort of your front room, if you can’t make it to the CorpAcq Stadium this afternoon, please use the following link here

Alternatively, if you can make today’s game and would like to enjoy some top class International Rugby, there are tickets still available for the games with Admission being £10 for Adults, Children U16 FREE and Sale FC Rugby Members FREE on production of your membership card.

Trafford Girls Rugby continues to grow

The Trafford Girls Rugby programme continues to go from strength to strength since it began just a month ago.

Invite to come and play for the Trafford Girls Rugby team.

Monday nights down at the new venue of Carrington HPC Training Centre have definitely been a lot popular with the Trafford Girls Rugby programme since it started just over a month ago.

Coach Andy Hughes has seen the number of girls attending the sessions grow week on week, with the wide range of ages being catered for in both of the ages brackets, these being U13’s and U15’s as this fledgling programme finds its feet.

Each week, the session start at 6.30pm and the invitation is open to any girls who fall into either of the age categories within the Trafford Schools catchment area. Therefore, if you would like to come along please contact Andy Hughes either via email Andy@Salefc.com or 0161 905 2006.

The Girls also feature in the Messenger this week, to read more about the Trafford Girls programme please follow the link here