Tag: Rugby Union

Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby Announcement

A Club Statement

“The agreement between Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby has fantastic benefits for both clubs as we work together to grow rugby in the Northwest. We are very excited about what this means to both clubs and in particular how this will take Sale FC Rugby to where we believe it should be.”

 

 

Steve Smith, Chairman , Sale FC Rugby

 

Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby To Work Even Closer

Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks and National One side Sale FC Rugby have announced an initiative to work together more closely than ever before.

The venture entails support from the senior club, on and off the pitch, with Sale FC Rugby rising to Championship status part of the long-term ambition.

Since the advent of professionalism at Rugby Union clubs, the Sharks and the FC have been connected for over twenty five years. Indeed, the Sharks played at the iconic venue of Heywood Road until 2003.Sale FC Rugby have the history and Sale Sharks the professionalism.

They have now agreed to work together more closely than ever before.This latest move allows the two clubs to retain their own identities. They have devised a philosophy that will assist Sale FC Rugby in their ambition to play Championship Rugby whilst avoiding financial difficulties, and concurrently develop Sale Sharks into the strongest rugby franchise in the country.Sale Sharks will continue to invest into its own Academy and also into Sale FC Rugby, making all three teams stronger in their respective competitions.

Whilst both organisations will continue to be separate entities, operating independently in accordance with their status within the game, their rugby departments will co-operate fully.

Corpacq, Morson and Sale Sharks will invest sufficiently and liaise with Sale FC Rugby’s Executives to enable Sale FC Rugby to become a sustainable ‘break even’ business, thus securing the club for years to come.

Sale FC Rugby will benefit from the loan of senior and talented young players on a wider level of availability. Sale Sharks, who have players gaining on-field experience at several clubs, will be able to keep more players at a higher matchday fitness level.The ‘sharing’ of players will strengthen all teams and create a development pathway which all parties believe will be ‘second to none’.Furthermore, Sale FC Rugby will have access to the Sharks’ coaches, dietitians, kicking and scrum coaching expertise and rehabilitation staff.

 

Ian McKerchar Sale FC Rugby Academy Head Coach

Player Development

Refine, Develop and Inspire

Player Development

The aim of Sale FC Rugby Academy, is to promote a player-centred environment based on trust, enjoyment, teamwork, respect and empowerment in which to challenge, excite and motivate players. We aim to open player’s minds to the game of rugby and what they are capable of, to promote high skill levels, decision making, game understanding, autonomy and a positive and confident mindset via appropriate, varied and imaginative methods of coaching, feedback and a thorough and professional approach.

We offer the very highest standard, innovative and enjoyable game-based training sessions which along with our player-centred environment will allow players to express themselves, experiment and access and fulfil their playing potential. We are further assisted during the season with positional specialist sessions from Sale FC National League 1 players and Sale Sharks Premiership players.

Player development remains a key focus, achieved via ongoing evaluation throughout the season, including Player Development Plans and video analysis, in order to assist players in identifying their strengths and weaknesses; working together to ensure they become better rugby players.

We offer complete support and guidance for player transition into senior rugby, whether that is club or university rugby, at any level. Our dedicated and fully qualified coaching team are all very experienced coaches, having coached club, school and university rugby and are perfectly suited to support progression playing in the Halbro NW Colts League with colts rugby and facilitate the transition beyond.

During the season our home games are played at our impressive Heywood Road stadium, with our training sessions taking place at our Carrington High Performance Centre, also the home of Sale Sharks. Both sites offer facilities second to none, which will add further to the enjoyment and positive experience of a player’s time with the Sale FC Academy.

As head coach I look forward to welcoming you into the Academy and answering any question you may have.

Ian McKerchar

Head Coach,

Sale FC Rugby Academy 

Sale FC Rugby Sign Elliot Hodgson

Sale FC are delighted to announce we have signed ex-Huddersfield RUFC player Elliot Hodgson. Elliot has played Super League Rugby League for Huddersfield Giants and was named Sky Sports Man of the Match on his first appearance. He moved back to Rugby again with Huddersfield, but this time playing Union and was the winner of the Samsung Try of the Month which you can see here.  He has blistering pace and as you can see from the video great footwork. Welcome to Sale FC Elliot

 

Sale FC Win in the Mud

Penalty try and Bonus Point

Sale FC managed to overcome tricky conditions and an even trickier opposition to pick up five points and consolidate their lead at the top of the table.  Although Hinckley kept pace by also picking up five points, we are four clear with a game in hand. A Full Match Report is Now Up Here

Dan Birchall after the game

 

 

 

 

 

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