Category: Minis and Juniors

Sale FC Beat Huddersfield to Keep Tigers At Bay

Chris Mayor Touches Down courtesy of Gareth Lyons https://twitter.com/gilyons

Yesterday Sale FC got the clean sweep at Heywood Road this season. Unbeaten at Heywood Road in the League we have now won 21 games in a row. Sale FC Rugby ran in five tries against a strong Huddersfield team at Heywood Rd in the sunshine.  This keeps Sale FC one point clear at the top of National 2 North despite Sedgley Tigers smashing now relegated Sheffield 75-14.  This means we need one win from the last two games.  The next game is away to Leicester Lions next Saturday where we will hopefully pick up the four points we will need (assuming Sedgley Tigers pick up another 5 points to finish the season with a bonus point in every single game).

There will be a full match report out Monday

Video Highlights here

 

The 16th Man

Sale FC Rugby TV are now a video explaining how much it means to the players to have the Minis and Juniors down to support them. Chris Mayor, Chris Johnson, Jack Moorhouse, Matt Bradley, Neil Briggs, Jonty Rawcliffe, Tom Ailes and Captain Andy Hughes all give us a taste of what it’s like for them to run out in front of a big crowd and the guard of honour.

 

 

Sale FC vs Huddersfield

Final Game at home

This Saturday we play Huddersfield in our final home game of the season. This closes out a remarkable couple of years at Heywood Rd with a change in attitude both on and off the pitch. Two seasons ago we were newly promoted into National 2 North, the fourth tier of Rugby in England. The first season in National 2 was a wake up call, we had arrived at a level we were unprepared for both on and off the pitch.  With relegation back to National 3 looking imminent, Jonathan Keep was appointed as Director of Rugby mid way through the season.  This brought about changes on the pitch which was matched by changes in the club house.

The appointment of Jonathan and the drive behind the scenes from volunteers and management at the club created more engagement with supporters and this has seen our M&J’s section becoming more involved in the club, with family days, social events and the now legendary guard of honour.  It has also seen our senior players coming down to M&J rugby, talking to the kids and getting involved with the club. This season also saw the introduction of Tricky The Mutt as a club mascot who has been a popular addition for the children, sponsors and the “grown ups” at the club.

The Suite @Sale was also developed to enable us to improve our offering to members and the public.  This was a major project taken to create a first class match day experience, as well as to create a 7 day a week club, where the local community and businesses can take advantage of a brilliant facility in the heart of Trafford.

A Season in Perspective

This season has also seen us perform on the pitch to a level Sale FC hasn’t been at since the 1990’s, with a remarkable stretch of 20 wins in a row. We last lost a league game at Heywood Road in December 2016.  We have conceded just 320 points this season (only Hinckley are anywhere near that with 493) and our Points Difference is an astonishing 586, (the nearest team is Tynedale on 342).

We have lost just two games but still we need to shake off Sedgley Park who have put up some remarkable stats themselves, where although they have lost 6 games they have managed 28 bonus points in 28 games!  We have one game in hand on Sedgley who lie behind us by 1 point in the league.

However, the last two weekends we have faced some stern challenges from Chester, nearly ruining our home record and Blaydon languishing near relegation leading us with 11 minutes to go until the ever reliable Dan Birchall managed to score a try to level it.  We know that the remaining fixtures will be tough, everyone wants to topple the league leaders.

#onesalefc

This season we also saw the birth of the hashtag #onesalefc. If you use social media, most of our posts will have this attached to it, the purpose is to demonstrate we are not a team but a club. We are striving to be the best club in the North of England, but this doesn’t just happen on the pitch.

For this reason, the Executive, the Players and all the Coaching staff would like to thank the Minis and Juniors section for driving this philosophy, being the 16th man on the pitch and generally making a racket at every home game.  Your support never goes unnoticed, your enthusiasm is infectious and you are the future of this ancient club. #onesalefc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Training Camps

Andy Hughes is running an Easter Rugby Camp at Heywood Road.  Andy is an experienced coach working with children of all ages and abilities.  These training camps are open to any children interested in rugby and is open to non-salefc members.

Upcoming Events

Six Nations at Heywood Road

The Club is open this weekend for the Six Nations.  The bar will be  open from 1:30pm so you can have a couple of drinks prior to the big game and some hot food.

 

 

England v Ireland…. Saturday, March 17…. 2.45pm GMT

Wales v France…. Saturday, March 17…. 5pm GMT

Sunday Colts

This Sunday the Colts are playing top of the league Chester at Heywood road with a KO time of 3pm.  Hopefully the 140 minis and juniors tourists coming back from South Shields will be able to cheer the lads on to victory.  The bar will be open prior to KO, so if you’re hungry for rugby, come and watch the future of Sale FC running out onto Heywood Road.

Sale Jets vs Worcester

Monday night sees Sale Sharks A League return to Heywood Road for a game against Worcester.  The Jets game will be a great chance to see some of Sale FC’s boys turning out alongside Premiership players on the Heywood Road pitch. The Bar will be open from 6:30pm and there will be hot food for sale as well.  KO is at 7:30pm

Hospitality

We only have two home games left this season as we aim to keep on top of the league until the end.  We have a few places left for pre-match lunches in the Suite @Sale.  Experience the match from the new Suite @Sale with a view of the pitch from the balcony.  For members the two course meal is only £15 for non-members it is £25 including entrance to the match.  During the meal there will be a welcome to our visitors and an interview with a Sale FC player to find out the latest news and gossip from the team.  To book for a pre-match lunch click here

Executive Box

We also have the Executive Box available for the last two games of the season.  With a minimum booking for 12 people and prices starting at £50 per head this is the ultimate way to see the last two home games of the season!  The package includes a two course meal for each person, an open bar (with a variety of options) and most importantly the best seat in the house with your own private balcony directly behind the posts.  For enquiries please contact Brad on Functions@salefc.com

Junior Rugby Tour

This weekend we have a tour organised to Westoe Rugby Club with a variety of age groups going.

If your child is going and you are not, please fill in this consent form.

 Parental Consent Form

On our return we are also having a Sunday Carvery in the Club House catered by Table 10.  If you wish to join us, please book here