At Marple, Aston Croall and Will Bordill visited all the age groups in training, answering questions, signing autographs and posing for photographs, as well as giving tips and advice on rugby skills. Aston also spent time coaching scrumming techniques with the U16s.
Andrei Ostrikov and Hendre Fourie visited Winnington Park, meeting the players from U7s to senior Colts. The excited mini and junior players were training hard, learning and practising skills, whilst Sharky was busy being mobbed.
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At Sale Sharks' first home Premiership match against Saracens, Winnington Park RUFC repeated their original experience by chosing our dream team package.
The Northwich-based club, who are strong supporters of Sale Sharks, were the first to be a dream team in 2011. Having enjoyed the experience so much, and knowing that the young players gain a vast amount from the package, the club took the early decision to be part of our first home game at the new stadium.
Sixteen very excited U11 rugby players represented their club, running out with the Sharks players on to the pitch before kick off. All the boys were able to see behind-the-scenes in the run up to the 'run-out'. Excellent sportsmanship ensued, with the lads also clapping the appearance of the Saracens players, as they lead the way out of the tunnel. They also got to see the TV camera crew!