This Saturday we are back in action at Heywood Road. The CorpAcq Stadium sees the return of the team after the summer break to face Doncaster Knights at 2:00 pm. This is a return fixture from last year.
We have managed to link all the calendars for each team so they can be downloaded. This is a trial event so please be patient if its not perfect.
You can find iCalendar, Outlook and Google Calendars at the top of each fixture list page. Just click on the link and follow the instructions. If you set your calendar up so it refreshes every day, then it will automatically show you any scheduling changes on the day of the update. It will also show you the score of the game when it is posted on the website.
Stone Priestley-Nangle has represented Jamaica Sevens for the last two years as they endeavour to qualify for Olympics. He’s the latest in a long line of international players to come from Sale FC Rugby and the second Jamaican international after Anthony “Bingo” Bingham who went to the Commonwealth Games.
We manage to get some time with Stone before he had a well deserved break from Rugby prior to pre-season training.
I captained the team at the Olney 7s festival last week. At 110kg playing 15s I’m an average size and then I get on the 7s pitch and I’m the heaviest player by a mile.
We asked what the best thing about being involved in the Jamaican set up was, he was quite clear it was all about qualifying for the Olympics, but at the same time, the spirit was incredibly important.
The best thing about Jamaica is the reggae vibe and creating fresh history as year upon year we have improved in the tournaments we enter and tournaments we get in.
His long term goal is obviously the Olympics but short term there’s the small matter of trying to compete in the biggest 7’s tournament in the world. The Hong Kong 7’s.
I’m Hoping to play in the Hong Kong tournament in April following in Bingo’s footsteps, which would be a big stepping stone to being selected for the Olympics if we qualify.
We managed to catch Sale FC Rugby’s new signing before his wedding and honeymoon down at the CorpAcq stadium. We looked to the future and reminisced about his previous time at Sale FC Rugby as both a Colt and a 1st team player.
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.