Santa Sharky went on to hand out presents to all the children under the Christmas Tree, whilst Sam and Tim were mobbed for photographs and signed posters.
Whilst Santa Sharky went to re-hydrate in the River Mersey, Sam and Tim captained a team each in the 'Up and Over' game (2 teams of (roughly) equal numbers of children, passing a rugby ball over their shoulders and through their legs) and whilst Sam's team had really struggled in the practice heat, his team took the final honours.
When Santa Sharky re-appeared, Sam, Tim and he helped draw and present the raffle prizes. Pictured here is Oliver Dodd from the Under 12s with Sam, Tim and Santa Sharky, who won a 'Keep Calm and Play Rugby' T-Shirt.
After the event, EPRUFC's Community Liaison Officer, Andy Joyce said "The party was a resounding success so thank you to everyone who supported our first Christmas Party for all the minis and juniors, looks like we'll have to do it again next year.
EPRUFC would like to thank the entire Sale Sharks Community Team for all the work they have carried out in Ellesmere Port in 2013. A Merry Christmas to all Sale Sharks Supporters, Players and Staff. "