Category: Charity

Under 15’s Raise Money for Trussell Trust Food Bank

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

Scunthorpe RUFC Appeal & Support

The Sale FC Dogs will be supporting Scunthorpe RUFC and the Walker family this Saturday- 23rd November- by holding a bucket collection ahead of our Richmond fixture. Following the death of local rugby player, James Walker. We would like to encourage all our FC fans to donate generously as part of the rugby community. Lets share our SaleFamily love this weekend in remembrance of a cherished advocate of the sport.

Colin Chapman from Scunthorpe RUFC provides further details

Tragically, the night of Friday 1st November 2019, Scunthorpe player James Walker took his own life. With the team set to play Chester away in National 2, and the Rugby World Cup Final set the following morning, this was news they would never expect- “from hearing the news, the whole club felt numb”.

There was a real determination from his teammates to make sure his name remains in a positive light, raising awareness and as much funds as possible to support those struggling with the same issues James faced. A noble act of community. This is when his team mates and club decided to team up with local charity “One for the Lads”, set up to combat and help men struggling with mental health issues. Scunthorpe players commit to Movember, growing out their “Mo’s” to raise funds individually, whilst as a club, numerous events throughout the season will fundraise and promote mental health as well as the £50,000 target.

In support, a number of our Sale FC players will feature beautiful looking “Mo’s” this Movember to also individually raise funds for the cause. As a club we hope we can contribute generously, with donation buckets doing their rounds in these upcoming fixtures:

Players not featured in the Matchday squad will be doing rounds on the weekend to collect donations.

SAT 23rd Nov vs. Richmond K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 7th Dec vs. RAMS K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 21st Dec vs. Rotherham K.O 2pm
Heywood Rd.

Currently…over £7000 has been raised within the first week! The JustGiving page will be ongoing until the club hits their target of £50,000 to help people like Jimmy get the support they need!

Please Donate here



Sale FC M&J Coaches Go BIG!

A group of dads, coaches and Vets players from Sale FC Rugby took up the challenge of cycling the length of Hadrian’s Wall, in an attempt to raise money for our clubs official charity ‘The Alex Hulme Foundation’. We are a family club at Sale FC Rugby and this charity is very close to our hearts. 

The challenge took place over the weekend of the 25th & 26th May and saw us start at Carlisle Castle and cycling east to the fort at South Shields on tracks and cross country for approx. 90 miles. They views were stunning and the people we met during the challenge were very supportive and even made donations that went to our total raised.

Although this was a very difficult challenge we all finished together and had a brilliant time. We were motivated through the challenge to do all we could to help the Foundation and with the responses we got to our social media update videos throughout both days, kept our spirits. We would like to thank everyone who donated to help us raise over £5,200.00 to the Alex Hulme Foundation.

Scott Conquer’s Hadrian’s Wall

Last weekend A group of coaches and dads organised by Scott Bambrick headed north to cycle the length of Hadrian’s Wall for our club charity the Alex Hulme Foundation. Donate Here

Dave Hulme writes

“An amazing group of club members, namely Scott Bambrick, Mark Roberts, Martin Blythe, Matt Griffiths, Pete Tomlinson & Matt Bates cycled the length of Hadrians Wall last weekend and chose to raise money for the club charity, the Alex Hulme Foundation in the process.”

Nicola Hulme says:
“We would like to congratulate the lads, along with their fantastic support driver, Steve Card, for completing the challenge and thank them for choosing to raise money for Alex’s legacy..

We would also like to thank the many people who supported their event enabling us to build on the amazing work which is being undertaken in Alex’s name.”

If you’d like to donate to the ride then please follow this link here

England Deaf Rugby Double Header

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will be hosting an England Deaf Rugby Double Header here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

England Deaf v Wales Deaf at Cardiff Arms Park

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will play host to two top class Deaf Rugby fixtures between featuring both the England Men’s and Women’s sides here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

The first fixture of the afternoon will see Sale 1861 Women side take on England Deaf’s Women’s side in a friendly fixture kicking off at 1pm. Then at 4pm, England Deaf’s Men’s side will play their Welsh counterparts in an International Test Match for the Broadstreet Cup.

In their last encounter in January, England Deaf Men were beaten by their Welsh opponents at Cardiff Arms Park by 29-11, in what was a thrilling encounter.

We are sure that both of these fixtures will be as good, with the games being shown to a global audience thanks to the BBC Sport Online team and the camera work of Richard Jackson at Cheers Mate Productions.

If you would to watch the games from the comfort of your front room, if you can’t make it to the CorpAcq Stadium this afternoon, please use the following link here

Alternatively, if you can make today’s game and would like to enjoy some top class International Rugby, there are tickets still available for the games with Admission being £10 for Adults, Children U16 FREE and Sale FC Rugby Members FREE on production of your membership card.