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The Full Fixture List 2021-22

We’ve uploaded the full fixture list for 2021-22 onto the website and we’ve included downloadable calendars. The current KO times are provisional and will be confirmed in June.


You can download our calendars for the 1st team schedule here. When you download, you may be given the option of receiving updates. This option is ideal as it will warn you of any changes and update with match reports post game.

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Full Fixture List is Here

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National One Fixtures are out!

The fixtures for National One 2021/22 season are now available and will be going on the website soon.

We are delighted to say our first home game will be 11th September versus Cambridge.

KO Times will be announced soon.

Over the next few weeks there will be some big announcements around match day experience and events at the club so stay tuned!



Job Opportunity at Sale FC Rugby

Sale FC Rugby Administrative Assistant

Sale FC Rugby has been located at the heart of the local community since 1861. As we look to open again to the public, which will see an increase in Rugby and commercial operations, we are looking for an admin assistant to join our friendly and dedicated team at our Heywood Road Stadium in Sale.

Admin Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the Club, the Executive Committee and the office.
  • Answer phone calls, schedule meetings and deal with visitors.
  • Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, archiving.
  • Exhibit polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Support the team by performing tasks related to organisation and strong communication.
  • Provide information by answering questions and requests from club members, sponsors, clients and the public.
  • Contribute to the team effort by improving or developing current systems, as needed.
  • Contact clients and discuss requirements for their use of the facilities, including functions, match day hospitality and meetings.
  • Manage and improve the Club’s database and membership systems.
  • Manage the Club diary.

Working 20 hours per week – Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work (homes games if required). Hours of work, during the day, may be negotiated to suit the right applicant. We will offer training on specific systems for the role. Salary is £10,000.00 per year, including statutory holiday entitlement.

Admin Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting Skills
  • Administrative Writing Skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Managing Processes
  • Organisational Skills
  • Analysing Information
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal Communication

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent (Essential)
  • Knowledge of appropriate software including: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Office Experience (Preferred)
  • Retail/Hospitality Experience (Desirable)
  • Valid driver’s license (Desirable)

If you are interested, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining why you feel you would suit this role.

Please send the covering letter and CV, for the Attention of the Executive Committee, to Please use Admin Assistant as the subject.

Closing date: Monday 10th May 5pm.


Sale FC Rugby Club

Club Announcement: New Men’s Adult Rugby Team – Sale FC Vikings

Club Announcement: New Men’s Adult Rugby Team – Sale FC Vikings

The RFU has recently announced that the lower XV teams of clubs (i.e., non 1st teams) will be allowed to enter them into the RFU league structure at level 10 as of the 2022-23 season. This will see lower XV teams, being allowed to play in the RFU league structure and gain promotion up to level 7 maximum.

In preparation of entering such a team into the league structure for the start of the 2022-23 season, Sale FC Rugby will be creating a new adult men’s XV team, which will look to play friendly games during the 2021-22 season.

Historically, we had such teams namely ‘Sale FC Vikings’ and we are looking to possibly revive this name. We see the creation of this team as being an important pathway to adult rugby for our Colts to transition into within the Club, as well as an opportunity to attract more local based adult rugby players to the club.

We will be looking to make further announcements regarding pre-season, training etc in due course.


Sale FC Rugby Exec

Sale FC AGM Announcement

Dear Members
On behalf of Sale FC Exec, I hope this message finds you well.
Ref: Sale FC AGM Announcement
As you will be aware, it is at this time of the year that we usually start to plan our AGM. Unfortunately, due to the nationwide lockdown we couldn’t hold an AGM at the end of last season, which was understandably cut short due to Covid.
As an Exec, our priority and efforts since that time have been to ensure that the club could get through what was a very difficult period. We believe that we have managed to do this and look forward to updating you all on the status of the club.
We had hoped that by now we would be able to plan and set a date for an AGM, where we could invite along members and update them directly. Unfortunately, similar to other clubs operating in the current Covid environment, we have no guarantee when that will be able to take place and ensure that it would be safe for all members to attend.
Therefore, given the continued Covid environment and the added pressure of planning for the post-covid operations of the club, the Exec have voted to hold a closed AGM on 26th May. The Exec will follow the guidelines with regards to business conducted as laid out in section 20 of the Club rules, as would be the case in an open AGM and we will report accordingly.
As per an open AGM and to ensure that our members can have input to the process, we will publish the following on the web-page prior to the closed AGM taking place;
  1. Report from Club Chairman.
  2. Report from M&Js Chair.
  3. Report from Chairman of Rugby.
  4. A financial report and statements of report from the Treasurer.
  5. An invitation from members for such other business to be discussed.
  6. Invite for questions from the members to the Exec.
Points 5 and 6 will allow members the opportunity to put forth business and questions to the Exec for the AGM, that will be answered and responded to via the webpage and newsletter.
Regarding the Exec, we can confirm that after 15 years as club Chairman and over 48 years since he made his debut for the club, Mr Steve Smith will be stepping down as Club Chairman. No one can understate how much time, support, and leadership Steve has given to the Club, on behalf of the Exec we would like to thank Steve for all that he has done for Sale FC. We will look to mark Steve’s time at the club, once safe to do so. Steve has kindly agreed to be a co-opted member of the Exec going forward, to be called upon for his valuable input as and when required.
To facilitate Mr Steve Smith’s departure from his role, existing Exec members Dr Scott Bambrick (currently Hon Club Secretary) will step into the role as interim Club Chairman and Mr Mark Roberts (Currently M&J Chair), will take over as interim Hon Club Secretary for the coming season. The Exec are also pleased to confirm that Mrs Elizabeth Dockry has agreed to be co-opted onto the Exec and take over the role of interim Chair of M&Js for the coming season. Mr James Hourihan has kindly agreed to continue in his role as club President for an additional season.
These actions will allow the Exec to plan and continue to make decisions on behalf of the club and its members as we come out of the current operating environment and into the new season.
Sale FC Exec
Note: Key Dates
15th May: Documents and reports published on the Website
16th May: Questions invited from members (via email – details to follow)
25th May: Questions for Exec at AGM closed
26th May: AGM
10th June: AGM report and responses to questions raised published