Sale FC U15’s Raising Money for Food Bank
Inspired by Marcus Rashford’s unbelievable work to overturn government decisions, Sale under 15’s junior rugby team have come together to acknowledge how lucky they are during these difficult times and take part in a daily fitness challenge to raise awareness and funds for the Trussell Trust food bank who do an amazing job providing emergency food support for local families locked in poverty.
Each player is completing 9 different bodyweight exercises with 30 reps of each exercise to represent the 9 out of 30 children in any given school classroom that are living in poverty.
When our squad of 24 players plus the old coaches and some parents have completed the 270 reps everyday in July, we will have completed 200,000 reps to signify the number of children who wake up everyday with no food on their shelves.
The boys have always prided themselves on being a very fit team, taking part in regular Cross Fit sessions prior to lockdown, but most will admit to being pretty good at Fortnight and FIFA following the suspension of rugby. The commitment to the cause shows what a fine group of young men these boys are become. They have embraced the challenge with real rugby values and a desire to make a difference.
Please share our challenge and cause with your friends and family to help us raise awareness and funds for the great work carried out by the Trussell Trust and specifically in the South Trafford area, our area.
Last year, food banks in the Trussell Trust network provided 1.6 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis. More than half a million of these went to children.
It is not right that people can’t afford the basics. With your help we can change this. Just a small contribution makes a massive difference. How about the cost of a pint?
David Gillan and Paul Gibbon
Sale FC Under 14s coaches