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.”