Dodders Meets Tricky The Mutt

RIP Rodders

Some sad news. Rodney Cotterill passed away over the weekend. Rodders was a member of Sale FC from 1945 and lived for the club and his family. He was well known for popping into the changing room before and after games to encourage the players with his cry of “stick it up em”.

When we played and lost the playoff against Old Elthamian’s he was one of the first people on the pitch to shake hands with the opposition and to commiserate with the players. He travelled with us to Leicester Lions when we won National 2 North the following year and was a source of inspiration to us all. He will be missed by all of us at Sale FC Rugby. RIP Rodders.

Rodney on the far left celebrating with our National 2 North Championship Team



A Short Break

Dear All,

In light of current Covid environment restrictions we find ourselves in, we will be having a short break in training for all teams over the half term.

Therefore, please note the following:

  • Rugby Tots will return 8th November
  • M&Js will finish training on Sunday 25th Oct and return Sunday 8th November
  • Colts will finish training on Sunday 25th Oct and return Sunday 8th November
  • Sale 1861 will return Tuesday 3rd November
  • 1st XV will return Tuesday 3rd November


Sale FC Exec

Mudman and Smith Autographed Pictures

There is a new reward on our crowdfunding site. We have a set of autographed photos. One of Steve Smith playing for England and one of Fran Cotton. They include the famous Fran Cotton “Mudman” picture. Both have been autographed and are unframed in A5 size. With this reward we also provide a plaque on our Friends of Sale FC Wall at Carrington in your name.

To get hold of these pictures go to our crowdfunding page. We will keep them up for 24 hours only!

One of a kind shirt

An autographed Sale FC Rugby Shirt signed by the current squad! This is a one off, one of a kind shirt. Autographed by players and coaches. Autographs include Sale ex-Premiership players Fergus Mulchrone and Neil Briggs alongside Sale FC record try scorer Jack Moorhouse and Chris Johnson with over 3500 points scored in National League Rugby. This goes on our crowdfunded at 5pm tonight for 24 hours only! If you want to get this shirt, you’ll need to get straight over to the Crowdfunding page and get it! It goes in 24 hours.

Sale FC Autographed one of a kind shirt
Sale FC Rugby Autographed Shirt
Sale FC Carrington Training Ground

A Message of Support

As we near our final fundraising week on Crowdfunding. We’ve received a lovely message of support from the Milner family. Ian Milner has left a message on our crowdfunding page after making a generous donation to the club.

We find ourselves in very difficult times and the crowdfunding opportunity is a great way of obtaining financial assistance for the club. My family have been keen followers of Sale FC for a number of years at Heywood Road with 3 generations following the teams exploits over the last 50 years. Sadly we lost both my dad and uncle recently and they were both keen supporters of the club and attended most home fixtures as they lived local to the ground. Its great to see the clubs Redevelopment Project at Carrington to help in the development of players young and old and this will benefit the club in the future . We as a family thought it would be a great way to support the club and have both my dad and uncles name remembered on a plaque at the club they supported for many years and would have donated themselves in some way. The Milners

Rugby is more than just a game. It is a sense of community, support and for many a place where lifelong friendships are made. Thank you to Ian, thank you to your father and uncle for their lifelong support and thank you for your donation to the club.

James Hourihan, President Sale FC Rugby