Printerland Entertains The Rossendale Trust at Sharks’ Cup Game
We recently invited members of The Rossendale Trust to watch Sale Sharks take on Glasgow Warriors in a Heineken Champions Cup fixture.
The Rossendale Trust offers specialist care for adults with learning and physical disabilities with purpose-built accommodation in Sutton and Macclesfield, and other facilities in Buxton. The team provides services from residential care to supported living which has enabled tenants to develop in confidence and live as independently as possible.
The Trust also provides work experience opportunities for tenants through their WorkTaste initiative which helps to encourage individuals to develop skills and social interaction.
Printerland Managing Director Graham Vickers explained, "The Rossendale Trust is another wonderful charity we’re extremely proud of supporting. Their work assisting some of the most vulnerable people is invaluable and I hope this gesture goes some way to showing how much they are appreciated by the wider community.”
This donation was part of our ongoing collaboration with Sale Sharks to promote inclusivity and introduce new audiences to rugby. We hope that all members of The Rossendale Trust thoroughly enjoyed the game and we look forward to providing these experiences for others in the future.
Printerland Supports Local Foodbank Volunteers with Free Rugby Tickets
This week, Printerland was delighted to treat local Foodbank volunteers to watch a comprehensive Premiership Rugby victory for Sale Sharks over Harlequins.
Groups from two local foodbank charities based in Wythenshawe and Stockport were welcomed to the AJ Bell Stadium to witness the opening Sharks game of 2020.
Wythenshawe Foodbank supplied enough food for 45,000 meals last year alone, distributed by is 30+ dedicated volunteers through local community groups to those in need, including to over 1,300 children.
Stockport Foodbank works with over 130 volunteers, supported by voluntary donations to distribute to those most in need of their support.
Printerland Managing Director Graham Vickers commented 'Charities and their volunteers are so important in the community and it's a real privilege for us to be able to support them and help to relieve a bit of pressure after their undoubtedly busy festive period.'
As a key sponsor of Sale Sharks, Printerland donates matchday tickets to local charities and schools to help promote inclusiveness within the sport and bring in new audiences who may not have had the chance to witness top level Rugby before.
Printerland Supports Local Youth Programme at Sale Sharks Champions Cup Game
As part of Printerland’s long running inclusiveness initiative, we were delighted to provide tickets for the Sale Sharks vs. Exeter Chiefs Champions Cup fixture to 15 members of local community programme, Cre8 Macclesfield.
The group, some of whom it was their first ever live-action rugby experience, attended the Sunday afternoon game at the AJ Bell Stadium and were able to watch the action-packed match resulting in a 35 – 10 victory for the Exeter Chiefs.
Located on the Moss Estate in Macclesfield, the youth programme runs services and activities such as youth clubs, education programmes and music projects for children, young adults and their families. Their main focus is to help individuals who are not in mainstream education, work or training.
All of us at Printerland hope that the group thoroughly enjoyed the match and we look forward to continuing our work with Sale Sharks Rugby club to promote inclusiveness and introduce more audiences to the sport.
Bereavement Charity Enjoy Sale Sharks Win Courtesy of Printerland
Members of the national bereavement charity Cruse witnessed Sales Sharks defeat La Rochelle live courtesy of Printerland.
The charity members enjoyed the Sunday game in which Sale beat their French contenders by 10 points.
Cruse Bereavement offers support and advice for individuals and family members throughout the UK who are recently bereaved.
With the help of some 5,000 volunteers, Cruse delivers crucial care for the bereaved as well as comprehensive training for various organisations looking to support bereaved members.
Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It’s fantastic to be able to give members of Cruse the opportunity to experience live first class rugby. This charity provides invaluable support for people during their most difficult times and it’s great to see our efforts really help in making it that little bit easier.’
This donation was part of an ongoing collaboration between Printerland.co.uk & Sale Sharks Rugby Club to promote inclusivity.
This inclusivity initiative continues to allow new audiences to experience a live sporting event. All of us at Printerland look forward to future opportunities to introduce professional Rugby to more people.
Printerland Invite Local Walking Rugby Programme to Attend Sale Sharks Game
This week, we invited members of The Walking Rugby Programme to attended the Sharks vs. Wasps rugby match at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Walking Rugby is a local programme created by Sharks Community Trust to help promote wellbeing for the over-60’s and offer an opportunity for younger participants, who are unable to take part in contact sports, to play the game.
The group witnessed an action-packed match resulting in a 28 – 18 victory for Sale Sharks and were also able to take part in their own half-time show, to demonstrate what walking rugby is all about.
All of us at Printerland are thrilled to have given members of the local community a chance to experience the game and showcase their remarkable programme. We look forward to continuing our work with Sale Sharks Rugby Club and Sharks Community Trust to promote inclusiveness and bring new audiences to the sport.
Charities Experience Live Rugby Action Thanks to Printerland
Printerland.co.uk is proud to have given members of two local charities the opportunity to watch Sale Sharks face off against Gloucester.
Members of the Rainbow Trust and South Manchester Down Syndrome Support Group enjoyed the action which unfortunately did not end in a Sale Sharks victory.
South Manchester Down Syndrome Support Group are a local, parent-led charity working to support children and adults who have Down syndrome. The group also offers ongoing support to the families of those with Down’s syndrome by providing social events, activities and speech and language therapy.
The Rainbow Trust is a national charity, supporting over 2,500 families in England with a seriously ill child. The charity works to provide 24/7 support to families of children with life threatening conditions from the moment of their child’s diagnosis.
Both charities members who attended thoroughly enjoyed the on-pitch action and for many, this was their first experience of a live sporting event.
Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It’s fantastic to be able to give members of these charities the chance to experience top level rugby live. I look forward to future games in which we can again extend invitations to deserving members of the community.’
This donation was part of Printerland.co.uk’s ongoing commitment to inclusivity in collaboration with Sale Sharks rugby club.
This initiative continues to introduce rugby to new audiences throughout the North West.
Printerland Signs New Sharks Deal
Printerland.co.uk are proud to announce the continuation of our partnership with Sale Sharks Rugby Club.
Printerland will continue to support the Sale Sharks team and feature on the family stand of the AJ Bell Stadium.
This new deal continues a partnership which stretches back over 15 years to 2004 when Printerland began as a Sharks sponsor at the Edgeley Park stadium.
Mark Cueto said, “It’s fantastic news that Printerland have renewed with us again this year – they’re a great partner; a fantastic international business and they really value their roots here in the North West.”
“This new deal strengthens the existing agreement between us as long-term partners and we’re delighted that they’ll continue to be part of the Sale Sharks corporate family for the future.
During the course of the 19/20 season, Printerland will donate 2,000 tickets to various community groups as part of an ongoing inclusivity program.
This program has already allowed 8,000 members of local charities and community groups to experience premiership rugby first hand.
Previous inclusiveness events have included providing tickets to members of the Christie foundation as well as supporting a mixed abilities rugby team.
Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It’s fantastic that our partnership with Sale Sharks is continuing and we are proud to be supporting a local premiership rugby team.’
All of us at Printerland wish Sale Sharks every success in the upcoming 19/20 season.
Printerland & Sale Sharks Host Wheelchair Rugby Session
Printerland.co.uk in partnership with Sale Sharks has hosted a wheelchair rugby session.
The specially designed session was led by coaches from Sharks Community Trust and attended by a group of 20 students from Edgerton High School in Trafford aged between 14 and 16 with additional emotional, social and mental health needs.
The session involved training followed by a game using general tag rugby rules. The multipurpose sports wheelchairs used allowed for accessibility and inclusivity for all abilities during the session.
Community Coordinator for Sharks Community Trust, Georgie Perris Redding, helped deliver the programme at the school. She said: “We really can’t thank Printerland enough for supporting us in ensuring that rugby can be accessed by everyone. It’s always great to see the positive impact these sessions have on groups who take part and seeing the enjoyment on the student’s faces while taking part is what it’s all about for us.
“As lockdown restrictions begin to ease over the summer, we’re really keen to deliver more of these interactive sessions for school children in the area, so having support from across the club and sponsors like Printerland has been really beneficial for us.”
The co-hosted event by Printerland.co.uk and Sale Sharks is part of an ongoing inclusivity commitment with the sessions’ main aim being to introduce rugby to new audiences who may not have had the chance to play the game before.
Previous inclusivity events co-hosted by Sharks Community Trust in partnership with Printerland include a link up with the Edgerton High School which included a similar session attended by pupils with Down’s Syndrome.
Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘We’re proud that we’re able make sessions like this happen. The work that the Sharks Community Trust has done provides invaluable experiences for audiences who otherwise may never had the chance to play rugby.’
All of us at Printerland look forward to continuing to bring rugby to new audiences throughout the North West.
Printerland Hosts ‘Lads and Dads’ Training Session with Sale Sharks
On Sunday 6th December, we invited 14 boys aged between 9 and 26-years-old to take part in a ‘Lads and Dads’ Down Syndrome rugby session at the Sale Sharks Training Centre.
We teamed up with Sale Sharks and Sharks Community Trust to host the event and give the opportunity for the boys to take part in a special rugby training session and play a ‘Lads vs. Dads’ game of touch rugby. The event follows on from the first Down Syndrome session we hosted in September and is part of our ongoing initiative to promote inclusivity within the sport.
Adam Dolby, who’s son Freddy took part in the event on Sunday said:
“We cannot thank Printerland and Sale Sharks enough for their support in ensuring that Rugby is for everyone. To see the smile not only on Fred’s face when he is taking part in Rugby but all the other participants is truly life changing after covid-19 halted all activities. Sale Sharks have a new family supporting them and we cannot wait until we can return to the stadium to cheer both the men and women on!”
Printerland.co.uk Help Host First Down Syndrome Training Session
Sale Sharks Community Trust coaches in partnership with Printerland.co.uk led the first down syndrome rugby session last Sunday.
The young members who attended the training session were treated to professional rugby coaching provided by Sale Sharks Community Trust coaches.
Sale Sharks new Carrington HQ was the venue for this new initiative which is part of an ongoing commitment in partnership with Printerland.co.uk to promote inclusivity and introduce Rugby to new audiences.
Graham Vickers, Managing Director of Printerland added,
“It’s great to see the Sale Sharks Community Trust engage younger members of the community and to nurture their interest in Rugby.
“The work that the trust has done in terms of introducing this great game to new members of the community has been outstanding and it’s an initiative Printerland.co.uk is proud to be a part of.”
Printerland.co.uk & Sales Sharks continue their partnership of working with members of the community to provide opportunities for groups not usually exposed to the game of Rugby.
Sale Sharks Are Crowned Premiership Rugby Cup 2020 Champions
Printerland.co.uk is proud to report that Sale Sharks have beaten Harlequins in the 2020 final of the 2020 Premiership Rugby Cup with a final score of 27-19.
This victory match took place at the AJ Bell Stadium and marks the first trophy win Sale Sharks have seen since 2006.
Winning was no easy feat with a hard-fought match throughout.
After a shaky start which saw the Sharks concede an early penalty, the home team soon found their stride, managing to steel their defence line against the Harlequins.
Tension continued to mount into the second half with the Sharks holding just a one-point lead within the final ten minutes.
Sale Sharks continued to apply pressure with a late try from Faf de Klerk securing the championship win.
Graham Vickers added,
“It’s fantastic to see Sale Sharks back at their best, this win marks a real turning for the club, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
“We have had a partnership with Sale Sharks dating back to 2004 and to see the team being crowned champions once again is thrilling.”
Printerland.co.uk extended their sponsorship with Sales Sharks for a further two years in 2018 which saw a continuation of Printerland being featured on the AJ Bell Stadium’s family stand.
Printerland Extends Sale Sharks Sponsorship Deal
Printerland is delighted to announce an extension to its successful partnership with Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks.
The deal which extends the current sponsorship agreement by a further 2 years will continue to see Printerland featured on the AJ Bell Stadium’s family stand.
The Printerland Stand became a feature of the club when the pair first agreed a deal back in 2004 to sponsor the Cheadle End of Sale’s former home ground at Edgeley Park.
As a long standing sponsor of the club, Printerland will continue to offer thousands of free tickets to local charities, schools and community groups as part of our ongoing commitment to promote inclusiveness in order to bring the sport of rugby to new audiences and to those who may overwise not have been able to attend a top flight game before.
Mark Cueto, Sale Sharks’ Commercial Director and former player said: “Printerland have connected with Sale Sharks for a long time and I’m really pleased they’ve renewed with us again this year.
They’re a great partner with strong roots in the North West, and their corporate values really align to everything we are trying to achieve at Sale.
“The renewed deal allows us to continue to give back to the local community and deliver Printerland’s inclusivity programme on their behalf at every home game. We can’t wait to see what the new season holds, and we look forward to this partnership continuing for years to come.”
Commenting on the renewal, Graham Vickers, Managing Director and co-founder of Printerland, explained, “We place a lot of value in our ongoing partnership with Sale Sharks, and we’re very proud to continue our sponsorship of the Family Stand."
“The link up with Sale is fantastic for our brand and our staff really value the partnership, but as a business we take the most pride in the community work.
“Working with the club and its Community Trust has allowed us to use the sport of rugby to bring people together, and we love seeing the different charities and community groups that get to enjoy watching a Sale game with some of our tickets.”
Established in 1993, Printerland is largest independent reseller of Printers and consumables in the UK.
Printerland Surprises Down’s Syndrome Group with Sharks’ Stars Training Session
It has been our pleasure to send Rugby World Cup winning star Lood de Jager, along with teammates Josh Beaumont and Tom Curtis to surprise local charity Manchester City Down’s Syndrome group with an action-packed training session at the City Football Academy.
A group of 25 participants, ages 4 to 30 were treated to a star-studded afternoon of tag Rugby led by the Sale Sharks first team players and were also our special guests at the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final game against Saracens the following Friday.
The event was organised as part of our ongoing initiative with Sale Sharks to promote inclusiveness and to introduce Rugby to new audiences, particularly those who may not have had the chance to witness top-flight sport before.
Sale Sharks’ Commercial Director and ex England International Mark Cueto explained
“The lads had a great time hosting this session and opening up rugby to groups that might not necessarily have had access to the sport before is something we really believe in.
“We work with Printerland on numerous giveaways throughout the season, welcoming different charities to our home games and it’s been a huge success for a number of years now.”
Since the renewal of our Sponsorship agreement with Sale Sharks back in 2018 we have been able to give away thousands of tickets to local schools and charities to watch some of the best live Rugby around.
Graham Vickers, Managing Director of Printerland added,
“Giving back to our local community has always been a big focus for us and we absolutely love using our long-running partnership with Sale Sharks to offer people the chance to see a live Premiership Rugby game.
The feedback from everyone involved with Manchester City Down Syndrome group has been amazing and we’re thrilled they enjoyed the rugby session and the game on Friday night. We’ve got lots more planned over the next few weeks and we look to continuing to work with the Sale Sharks team to expand rugby’s appeal.”
Autism Charity Watches Sharks Rise up League table
As part of our commitment to promote inclusiveness and introduce new audiences to Rugby, this week we invited members of the Space 4 Autism Charity to experience a Sale Sharks top flight game against Leicester Tigers.
Space 4 Autism, an independently run charity which provides clubs, activities and services to people of all ages who have an Autism spectrum condition. Having started in 2005 as a single Saturday play club run by parents, the charity now offers more than 2,000 events each year to more than 1,800 families.
Having expanded to its Macclesfield premises in 2017, the home of the Space 4 Autism charity features a sensory suite, art rooms and a community café to provide a secure social space for their visitors. Inclusive activities such as football, cooking classes and art therapy allow participants to develop relationships and gain valuable skills in a safe and fun environment.
Sale Sharks Commercial Director Mark Cueto, explained: “We were pleased to welcome everyone from Space 4 Autism to the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening. The group offers a wide range of services and support, and thanks to Printerland their members had a first -hand experience of topflight rugby.
“Our partnership with Printerland is driven by our shared commitment to engage as many people as possible with rugby, and it was it great to see it in action once again thanks to their generous ticket donation.”
A fantastic 36-3 win over Leicester Tigers saw Sale Sharks rise to second place in the Premiership Rugby table.
Printerland Donation Sees Young Farmers Watch Sharks Reach Final
Printerland was delighted to provide the Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers with free tickets to attend the semi-final matchup between Sale Sharks and Saracens at the AJ Bell Stadium this week. A 28-7 win over Saracens saw Sale Sharks guarantee a place in the Premiership Rugby Final.
The Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers is the County’s leading rural youth organisation, helping to give young people working in an agricultural environment the opportunity to socialise safely and develop skills via a much needed educational network.
Approximately 700 members aged between 14 and 30 frequently take part in sporting and fundraising events hosted by the federation which heads a body of 12 Young Farmers Clubs all led by young people, for young people.
Mark Cueto, Sale Sharks Commercial Director expressed his gratitude: “We were delighted to welcome the Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers to the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening. As an organisation heavily involved in sports, it’s fantastic that they were able to come and see two top sides in action.
“It was fantastic to see another group of young people engaging with Rugby here at Sale Sharks, which is what Printerland’s ticket donation initiative is all about.”
At Printerland we proud ourselves on promoting inclusiveness and introducing new audiences to the sport of Rugby and we’ll continue to provide such opportunities as the season progresses.