The National One Fixtures for 2019-2020 are now out and Sale FC Rugby Kick Off against Cinderford on the 7th September at 14:15. Richmond having been relegated from the Championship is one of the new London clubs and Canterbury joins us in the league after narrowly beating Chester in the playoff. A big fixture to watch out for will be our Christmas fixture against Rotherham on the 21st of December. This season we have also moved all of our fixtures from 3pm to 2:15. The full list of fixtures is here The new boys on the block this season include Hull Ionians, Canterbury, Rams and Richmond. Sadly our local derby against Caldy isn’t to be this year as they were narrowly relegated on the last day of the season.
Last Sunday the Kids First Festival was held at Sale FC Rugby’s training ground at Carrington High Performance Centre. The community coach Andy Hughes was well supported by a team of volunteers from the Under 13’s parents. The parents did everything from running the car park to running the burger van (Burger Queens) The event included teams from Macclesfield and Stockport. Tricky The Mutt made a nuisance of himself as usual, but was well received by everyone there. All in all it was a great day and we can’t wait till next year!
Sale FC Rugby are proud to announce the signing of two exceptional talents. We’d like to welcome Jarad Williams from the Bedford Blues and Swiss International Jeremy Toa from Oyannax. Jarad comes with 75 games in the Championship scoring 15 tries. He brings a wealth of experience to the Sale FC Rugby back row helping us to cover the departure of David Seymour. Jeremy is a powerful centre looking to complement our other new signing Fergus Mulchrone to create a formidable partnership outside Emi Calle Rivas. We would like to welcome both of these players to the Sale FC Rugby family for the upcoming season. #onesalefc
After playing Premiership and Championship rugby with London Irish for the last six years, Fergus Mulchrone returns to his old stomping ground at Heywood Road. He’ll be rejoining old team mates from Sale FC Ryan Parkinson and Jack Moorhouse to play National One Rugby in the North West.
Fergus plays outside centre, wing or full back which strengthens our backline choices significantly next season.
When we spoke to Fergus he was excited to move back up to the area, having grown up in Wilmslow playing M&J’s there, then moving to Altrincham Kersal and then Sale FC Colts.
Fergus Says he can’t wait to get back up to Cheshire next week where he’s preparing for his wedding this summer. As a marketing graduate he’s also looking to use his skills and contacts to move into Sports Marketing.
Current Sale FC Ryan Parkinson said
I look forward to the battle with Ferg for the 12 shirt next season. He has a fairly decent CV but not quite the 50% of trophies vs appearance record I have. So he knows he’s up against it. We’ll see what happens.Ryan has 30 appearances for Sale FC Rugby this season 28 in the back row and two at outside centre…….
This weekend Sale FC Rugby have a big say in the Cheshire and Lancashire match day teams. Selected for Cheshire we have President’s Award winner, Jack Moorhouse, Players Player of the year Stone Priestly-Nagle and Coaches player of the year Neil Briggs all in the starting line up to face Eastern Counties at Heywood Road tomorrow at 3pm. For the Lancashire team to face Durham we have Dan Birchall, Simon Griffiths, Andy Hughes starting and Rhys Davies on the bench. We wish them all the best. If you want to come down and watch the Cheshire vs Eastern Counties game on Saturday there is rugby there from 1pm with Cheshire Harvesters KO at 1pm followed by the Bill Beaumont Cup game at 3pm. We also have Sale 1861 players Katie Walsh, Charlotte Smith and Megan Kirby playing for Lancashire women v Durham and not to be outdone, we have five women in the Cheshire team to face Warwickshire, Catherine Ansell, Katie Ashcroft, Helen Johnson,Hailey Coutts and Sarah Methven. Congratulations one and all!
For the Cheshire vs Eastern Counties Game KO 3pm £7 on the gate, free for under 16’s.