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A Christmas Feast At Heywood Road

Saturday the 23rd of December was arguably the best day Sale FC have had since we gained promotion to National 2 North. 1500 People came down to meet the new signing, drink in the new clubhouse, 175 people for pre-match lunch and watch Sale FC overcome a powerful Tigers team in a tense encounter.

Trickey The Mutt makes his Debut in front of a packed balcony at Heywood Road

Sedgley Tigers were one of only two teams to defeat Sale FC this season and the return fixture was an absolute arm wrestle until the final 20 when Sale turned on the power and sent first Danny Birchall over the line and then the returning Jake Barron touched down following two penalties from Chris Johnson who had yet another fine kicking display.  Sedge never really looked like crossing the line against a Sale team with the best defensive record in the National Leagues, even camped on the Sale FC line for ten minutes so no panic from the home team, the final play of the game however, say a rare mistake from Chris Johnson who looking for space over the back three, misjudged his kick and Tigers winger Samuel Lowthion slipped a tackle, and used his pace to get Tigers their bonus point.

Chris Johnson has had some early season hiccups, but, since his showing against Tigers and Tynedale , he’s arguably the best 10 in the league not just by keeping the scoreboard ticking over, but the control of the game which Sale has been missing for the last couple of seasons.  His kicks into the corner coupled with the Line Out skills of Rhys, Gaz and Jake have made depressing viewing for many opposition supporters.  A full match report is now here

Trickey Meets his Hero Trickey

Under 13’s Motivational Team Talk

Leading into our most important fixture of the season, a quarter final of the Cheshire Plate against Northwich, the Under 13’s had a bit of a pep talk from their Kiwi head coach Martin Fitzgerald.  We were knocked out in the first round of the cup by last year’s runners up Bowdon with a stunning running rugby display.  We’ve taken that on board and learned our lessons, in all other competitions this season, the Under 13’s have a win loss record of played 13 with 9 wins and four losses with a points difference of +185.  This is our biggest test to date and a place in the semi-finals beckons.

RFU Recognition for our Club Charity and Dave Hulme

Our club Charity The Alex Hulme Foundation and the Dad of Alex, our Vice Chair of Minis and Juniors have been recognised by the RFU for the amazing work he and his family have done in contributing to the community and to local rugby.  We are all immensely proud of Dave, Nic and Matt for all that they do for the club and for the community at large. As our Chair of Minis and Juniors said today,

Well done Dave you guys are an inspiration. I am proud to call you my friend. I see first hand the effort and hard work you put in to everything you do. I love working working with you side by side as we run and develop Sale FC Rugby’s M&Js together.

This charity, gives all of its money to research and does not pay any salaries.  With a relatively modest ambition of raising £20,000 for research into Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, over the past few years they have raised more than £250,000. This is a remarkable achievement for a local charity and we are immensely proud that every player at Sale FC, from 5 years old to the first team, sports their logo on the back of our shirts.