Sale Sharks Academy

Sale Sharks Academy is, through its commitment to player development, beginning to establish a reputation as one of the leading Academies in the country, continually receiving excellent assessments from the games governing bodies whilst aiming to support each player to fulfil their potential.

The ultimate aim of the Academy is to produce players of the right quality to play in the Sharks first team as well as developing players that also aspire and who have the potential to also represent their country.

Our belief is that a vibrant Academy system is the key to long term success and the Sharks are fully committed and recognise the importance of working with local clubs and schools to identify and assist in the development of the young and talented players that populate the game in both Lancashire and Cheshire.


  • To: Promote a culture of excellence within our organisation
  • Create and maintain key partnerships
  • Support player pathways and initiatives
  • Be involved in assisting; schools clubs, counties and the RFU in raising standards
  • Maximise player potential through the access to and the delivery of bespoke technical, tactical, physical, psychological and educational programmes

Mission Statement

"To provide the North West's young 'high' potential rugby players with the greatest opportunity to fulfil their future playing potential.
To ensure Sale Sharks have the best possible source of home grown rugby talent in the UK.
And to provide North West rugby with the best possible talent for its future growth and development."

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