Sale Sharks rugby stars, Josh Strauss and Cameron Neild, joined Printerland employees earlier this month to talk to students and deliver free match tickets to Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College in Altrincham.
During the visit, Josh and Cameron discussed the importance of persistence, resilience and motivation in sport, as well as their personal journeys that led to them playing top-level rugby. Students were delighted to meet the first-team players, and many will attend the Sale Sharks vs Saracens game at the AJ Bell Stadium in November.
Community engagement is integral to our role as key sponsors for Sale Sharks, and supports our message of inclusion through sport. By offering these tickets to schoolchildren in Altrincham, we hope to encourage more people into rugby.
John Cornally, headmaster at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, said: “A positive attitude is something we like to instil in all our pupils. Hearing this from the Sale Sharks players first hand will leave a lasting impression on our students.
“Our sincere thanks go to Printerland for their generosity with the ticket giveaway and their continued focus on community engagement. Our students can’t wait for the game.”
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College is a leading Altrincham school, with a fully integrated sports academy, including a 3G pitch, a MUGA pitch and netball and tennis courts. Sports education is a pivotal part of what the school offers pupils, making it the ideal choice for re-introducing our inclusion programme this year.
To date, the scheme has allowed us to give away 6,000 tickets to a variety of schools and community groups across the North West. Our involvement with BTHCC is the first of many community outreach events planned for the 2018-2019 season.To ensure that you remain up to date with all the latest Printerland news, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn