The sun shone of the AJ Bell Stadium this morning as Sale Sharks hosted their annual press day ahead of the new season. The media were out in big numbers including television, radio and the written media.
The players were photographed by BT for in-vision use during the season in both home & away kits in the fans bar and then the team photos and head and shoulders shots were taken on the pitch. The early morning rain stopped just in time for the pictures on the pitch carrying on a proud tradition for great weather when the Sharks hold their event.
John Marfleet of Creative Capture was present and took a lot of behind the scenes footage so watch out for the photos in the coming weeks.
BT were also at Carrington yesterday gathering footage to use on their weekly magazine programme and Sharks will feature on ITV on Thursday evening at 7-30pm on a programme called 'Super Food Fact or Fiction'. The programme will feature coconut oil which the Sharks use for cooking at Carrington.
SALE SHARKS NEXT GAME IS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THEY TAKE ON WORCESTER WARRIORS AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM KICK OFF 2PM IN A FRIENDLY. THIS GAME IS INCLUDED IN THE SEASON TICKET PACKAGE. YOU CAN ALSO BUY TICKETS FOR THE GAME BY PHONING 08444-994-994.
The ticket office at the AJ Bell Stadium will be open from 9.00am for any fans wishing to buy match tickets for the game. Tickets are priced at just £10 adults and £5 juniors.
There will also be ticket office windows available for collections, purchase of the 3 game European package, match tickets and queries.
If any season ticket holder hasn't received their season ticket card, then rest assured that you can still attend the Worcester Warriors game on Saturday and you can collect your season ticket in person via the ticket office.
The ticket office can be contacted on 08444 994 994 or via email email@example.com and we will call you back.
Despite trailing by three points at the interval, Sale Sharks European Cup campaign ended at Thomond Park to a Munster side who were desperate to finish on a winning note after failing to qualify for the Quarter Finals.
Sale Sharks' European campaign this season has been a case of what might have been but back-row forward Mark Easter insists he and his teammates can hold their heads high even if it ends without a win.
Danny Cipriani has been called up to the England EPS Squad ahead of this season's Six Nations, and Ross Harrison has been called up for the England Saxons squad for their match against Irish Wolfhounds on Friday 30th January.
Steve Diamond has admitted that the experience of this season's European Rugby Champions Cup has made him and his squad even more determined to finish in the Top Six of the Aviva Premiership and so book their passage into next season's European showpiece.
Sharks were left empty handed after a tremendous effort against Clermont Auvergne in appalling conditions at the AJ Bell Stadium. So close but yet so far in the home games in the competition with Steve Diamond's men running Munster,Saracens and Clermont right to the bell on each game.