October/November 2018

Sale FC enjoy winning makeover

Sale FC Rugby, have revealed three stunning new event spaces perfectly designed for business meetings, conferences and events. The impressive facilities are part of a new era for the club, based on Heywood Road Sale, who have not only just been promoted to the third tier of English rugby, but have brought in a new General Manager, Dave Hulme to build on their
historic reputation.

The club have invested over £500,000 in their new standout hospitality venue, The Suite@Sale, which boasts cutting-edge facilities and event catering complete with stunning glass balcony overlooking the historic pitch. Dave, who has a rich history with the club as a coach and club secretary, said: “In addition to The Suite@Sale, which can take up to 200 people, we have a new smaller space – the Executive Suite, which holds up to 30 people and is perfect for training and office away-days. The newly named ‘Smithy’s Bar’ is also available and can accommodate up to 150. All the spaces have their own dedicated bar.

Dave Hulme, Sale FC Rugby Club

“We are ideally located for City centre businesses to enjoy an away day, we have Manchester Airport, the motorway network and the Metrolink just minutes away; and can offer complimentary parking, free WiFi and the guaranteed support of a dedicated team with a service level that is every bit as personal and individual as the events we host. We are in the enviable position of being one of the oldest and most famous clubs in the country, and we want to build on this position both on and off the field. The club is passionate about developing the links we have with our local community and business networks and make sure our facilities are the best for everyone who visits us.”

Sale FC Rugby are one of the five oldest rugby clubs in the world, and are the original home to the Sale Sharks. They were recently promoted to National League One, the highest they have been since the Sharks left the ground in 2003. The club maintains close links with the Sharks, including sharing their Carrington training facilities with the Sharks’ junior team, the Jets playing their games at Heywood Road, as do Rugby League club Swinton.

Dave added: “My vision is that we return to the glory days of the past by playing the best level of rugby possible and offering the best facilities possible.” Plans are already in place to launch a new business club over the coming months, which will see Sale-based business owners invited to networking events.

Dave hopes to build on the club’s rich ties with the local business community for the benefit of both the club, its supporters and the businesses involved. He said: “A priority for the club is that we promote businesses both within the club and externally. We have a lot of businesses already associated with the club, either through being members or contractors that we use on site, and we want to help support them in any way we can. We want to give businesses based in Trafford, and the surrounding areas, the opportunity to come on site and see exactly what we have to offer.”