Category: Minis and Juniors

Sale turn on second half display

In a a largely unforgettable first half which saw an injury to Full Back Ciaran Connolly who was replaced by Adam Greendale, who was also injured in the second half, this could have been a disastrous day for Sale FC.  Trailing 17-7 at half time, they were definitely in trouble.  Sheffield marshalled them well, were fired up and took their chances.

The second half however, demonstrated the strength in depth of our squad this season.  With John Blanchard jr called into the squad that morning as a late replacement for Gaz Rawlings, he came off the bench and proved that the step up from being a junior to senior player hasn’t daunted him and we’ve definitely got a player to keep an eye on.  What is even more pleasurable from a club point of view, is this is our first ever player who has come from the minis and juniors where he started playing as a 10 year old!  The full match report is here

Open Day at Sale FC

Yesterday we had our registration and Open Day down at Heywood Road.  After we all watched the Lions beat The All Blacks over a hot breakfast, the children got their kit on and trained out on the pitch.  The new community Coach Andy Hughes went around and introduced himself to the players and coaches and had a chat about plans and objectives for the season.

We also had some players come down and get involved in coaching the older age groups.  Druw Fray and Dan Birchall worked with the under 15’s.

Under 15’s forward Matt, they had some fun during the session and the players helped them work on lifting in the lineouts.  Having such talented players take time out during the off season was really helpful to the team.

Under 14’s Lock Quinn, said that having new signing Harvey Derby and club favourite Joe “Donut” Kelly was absolutely brilliant.  Having them work on lineout throws, controlling the ball at the base of the scrum was a great session.