Unfortunately, we must inform you of the passing of Mike Boland. A valued member and player of the club from 1929-2020.
Steve Boland, the Family as well as the Club wanted to share with you the sad news of the passing of his father Mike Boland.
Mike joined Sale FC in 1950 and played for many years including captaining a schools touring side, Sale FC became his life outside of his job as an accountant in Manchester, he would become an integral part of the club’s committee, enjoying his time as chairman and later becoming a Vice President.
Mike’s wife Sally would also become involved within the club, making the player’s teas was a regular pastime and both Mike and Sally became part of the fixtures, they always could be found on the left side of the old downstairs bar every Saturday afternoon.
Mike was extremely proud to have both his son Steve Boland and his grandson Josh Boland representing Sale F.C first XV, not sure there is many other families who have had 3 generations representing Sale F.C
As you can tell rugby was a huge part of Mike’s life, he sadly passed away in his sleep 10/04/20 with the Blue and White of Sale F.C in his veins.