Category: National 1

University Bound?


Sale FC would like to congratulate all of those who are trying to survive the fiasco of A Level results. We feel your frustration and stress.

  • We know that some of you still don’t know whether you’ve got into University or not.
  • We understand some of you are incredibly stressed by the whole process.
  • We realise all of you will have been on a rollercoaster of emotions since schools were closed.

Stress and Sport

However, we also know that once you do manage to navigate this difficult time, sports can be a great way to deal with the stress. Are you hoping to attend University of Manchester, University of Salford  or Manchester Metropolitan University? Then when you get here, come down and join us.

Matt Bradley & Emiliano Calle Rivas

We have  an amazing setup where you can meet people, have some fun and reduce your stress!

Sale FC Rugby club is recruiting women and men of all abilities to join us in the season ahead.

What do we have?

Sale FC Rugby has every level of rugby for you. From our first team playing Semi-professional rugby in National League One, a social second team playing friendlies with other local teams, even a Vets team for the more mature students! We have our Women’s teams Sale 1861 and Sale Bee’s. Sale 1861 were undefeated last season and this team is a great pathway to playing high level rugby with six of our squad selected by Sale Sharks Women’s team over the summer. Sale Bee’s is a development team for those new to rugby or who wish to play more of a social game. Whichever team it is, we have amazing facilities and top quality coaching.

Tradition and Class

Sale FC are a proud traditional club. Founded in 1861 we are one of the oldest clubs in the world. We have world class facilities down at Carrington training ground and a stadium in the heart of Sale just near Brooklands Tram stop. Come and join us.

Tom Brady (Sale FC) offloads to Jack Moorhouse
Sale FC 14 v Doncaster Knights 42 – Pre-season Friendly 24th August 2019, Heywood Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (Credit Image: Gareth Lyons for Sale FC 2019)

Chris Owens Re-Signs for Sale FC

Having come to Sale FC Rugby from Lymm RFC in our National 2 North campaign this will be Chris’s fourth season at the club. Club President James Hourihan Said

Chris has been a welcome addition to Sale FC Rugby. He’s real asset to the club both on and off the field.

Scoring on debut against Sheffield at Heywood Road in National 2 North see below at 55 seconds

Sale FC Rugby sign James Robins

Sale FC Rugby would like to welcome new signing James Robins to Sale FC Rugby. The Fly-Half/Centre is joining us from Yorkshire Carnegie for the 2020-21 season. His previous clubs include Chester and Firwood Waterloo as well as Representative honours for Lancashire.

Some of you may remember James when he played for Chester against Sale FC in the 2017/18 season and kicked 4 conversions in a tight game that saw Sale’s home winning streak almost come to an end. That match report is here

Welcome to Sale FC James

James Robins Highlights

Tom Brady Re-Signs for 2020-21

We’re delighted to announce that Tom Brady has signed on for another year at Heywood Road. With more than 150 appearances in the Premiership and 19 appearances for Sale FC Rugby, Tom has a wealth of experience which benefits the squad as a whole.

Tom Brady runs in a hat trick The first(s) of his Sale FC campaign


James Hourihan Sale FC Rugby President says

Tom isn’t just an excellent player, he brings a smile to the club every time he turns up. He epitomises the kind of spirit we are trying to encourage in our club, not just at senior level but all the way through to the minis and juniors.


Jack is Back!

Jack Moorhouse, Sale FC Rugby’s all time leading try scorer is back for another season. With more than 250 caps for Sale FC Jack is looking to add to his record number of tries next season.

Jack Moorhouse congratulated after his 250th Cap
Jack Moorhouse, 2nd Sale try

Jack will be back playing in his 12th season at Heywood Road. He started with the senior colts alongside Ryan Parkinson and Fergus Mulchrone and then all three moved into the adult section playing for the Sale FC 1st team. Jack’s record speaks for itself and we’re delighted to have him back.

On his re-signing with Sale FC, Jack said.

“I’m delighted to have re-signed and I look forward to pulling on the jersey for another season at this great club. We have a great squad and I’m looking forward to see what we can achieve next season.”