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Sale 1861 Management Update

1861 Management Announcement
Sale 1861 are delighted to announce that Paula Bradbury will be taking over as Head Coach for the forthcoming campaign.
She comes with a wealth of experience on both sides of the pitch. She has been an ever present force in Cheshire Women’s rugby as backs coach for Cheshire 1st XV Womens along with Head Coach of the Girls U15s, utilising her previous experience at Winnington Park Ladies. She has also played for Wooden Spoon England Veterans 1st XV, Cheshire 1st XV, Winnington Park and our very own Sale 1861.
Paula has been a driving force for developing Women and Girls Rugby in the region and Sale 1861 believe she will be an invaluable part of an exciting chapter of Sale 1861’s journey.
Paula said:
It’s a real honour. Having been at Sale 1861 from the start and played alongside these women for the last 2 years. I know how passionate they are and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the women’s progression where Steph Veal left off. We have a wealth of talent in the squad so developing that talent will be my main priority and we have a great team in place to do this.

Sale 1861 Re-sign Hannah

Hannah Wake has re-signed for the 2020-21 season with Sale 1861. Hannah originally signed for Sale 1861 from Ormskirk Rugby Club. Hannah who plays prop was a welcome addition to the team and we’re delighted that she’s decided to extend her stay with the club.

Hannah Said:

I’m made up to be signing for my second season with Sale 1861. I can’t wait to be back on that pitch with not only my team mates but ultimately my friends as well. With such a great first season under our belts last year I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve as a team this year

Hannah’s is sponsored by Eckersley’s Blinds LTD.

Alex and Hailey are onboard with 1861

Alex Ogden and Hailey Coutts have both resigned for another season with Sale 1861 at Sale FC Rugby.

The hard running Hailey is a great ball carrier and we’re lucky to have someone so dynamic on the front foot.

Alex said

“I am looking forward to this coming season and can’t wait to train and play on to the pitch again with this amazing team of ladies.”
If you’re interested in supporting women’s rugby in the North West, then please get in touch with Sale 1861 Director of Rugby Andy Hughes on Sale1861@SaleFC.Com

Suzie and Charl renew with Sale 1861

Sale FC Rugby club are excited to see that Suzie Roberts and Charl Saul have both re-signed for Sale 1861 this week. Part of the league championship team last season, they’re both keen to continue the journey with Sale 1861.

Suzie who is the mum of one our M&J players has signed on for another year with Sale 1861 saying

‘I am really looking forward to another season with Sale FC, can’t wait to get back to playing rugby’.

As a prominent volunteer at the club during match days, Suzie is the epitome of the future of the club. We’ve spent many years building our club from the M&J’s upwards, now having a women’s team playing has been part of our long term vision to create a club where anyone can play and enjoy rugby. Suzie has been part of both journeys which makes her pretty unique at the club.

Charl Saul who joined Sale 1861 in the development year before joining the leagues is also re-signing for her second league season at the club. She says

I’m ready to play and looking forward to another amazing season with a class bunch of girls !

Sale FC Rugby are really pleased with the development of this team which was built from scratch a couple of seasons ago. We took our first year by storm and can’t wait for our second year.  If you’d like to help us on our journey, then get in touch with the Director of Rugby for Sale 1861 Andy Hughes on 

Meg and Nikki re-sign for Sale 1861

Megan Buckley and Nikki Cowell have committed to another year with Sale 1861. Sale FC Rugby are delighted to have these two return for another season at Heywood Road representing the Women’s team in its second season. They are another pair of players who were instrumental to our undefeated season.

Meg said of her decision to re-sign for the upcoming season.

‘I’ve loved every minute of this year playing for Sale, we have smashed this season and I can’t wait to see how far we go in the next few years’

Megan Buckley at Heywood Road

Nikki added

“ After a wonderful last season I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch with the @sale1861women

Nikki Cowell Scores on debut for Sale 1861


Sale FC Rugby President James Hourihan, commenting on the re-signings of Nikki and Meg said

“The women’s game is growing at a rate of knots and it was incredibly important that Sale FC Rugby is part of the journey. In having players of the caliber of Nikki and Meg at the club we are showing not only that we are taking part, but we are aiming for success”

Jess and Lyndsey are back for another season

Sale 1861 are pleased to announce that Lyndsey Dorries and Jessica Randall have put pen to paper for another season with the team. The two players were instrumental in securing the league and getting us to the later stages of the cup and we were keen to encourage their return for another year.

After an undefeated season at Sale FC with Sale 1861, Lyndsey says

I’m excited to get this season up and running and to be playing alongside such a talented and supportive team

Lyndsey Dorries makes another tackle

Jess added

I’m so excited for another season at Sale 1861, to face new challenges and building on the successes of last season.

Jessica Randall

Andy Hughes, Sale 1861 DoR says

I’m really pleased with the way our squad is building in the offseason. With our promotion, next season promises to be more competitive than last year and we are ready for that challenge.

If you want to join Sale 1861 in the coming season, get in touch with Andy via his email on