Headline Sponsor
AJ Bell - Official Partner of Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks Academy Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for their backing of our Academy...

Sale Sharks are delighted to have Sale Sharks Supporters' Club, Myerscough College, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, The University of Central Lancashire and Samurai Sportswear as partners of the Sale Sharks Academy.

Sale Sharks Supporters club are the primary sponsors of the Sale Sharks academy. Their committmet to developing future generations of Sale Sharks players was best demonstrated when they helped fund the successful 2017-18 pre-season academy tour of Ireland.

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Sale Sharks are linked with Myerscough College as a second Academy site for the delivery and administration of programmes in the Northern area of the region, including current programmes through all stages of the Academy pathways. Sale Sharks also supports Myerscough in the delivery of a holistic rugby programme to students aged 16 years to 18 years who have the opportunity to play in the RFU AASE league whilst completing a Level 3 Sport course which allows progression to many University sport courses. The competition provides a good standard of Rugby and affords the opportunity to assess and monitor academic and rugby development of all the young players involved.

Second Academy Site Lead: Warren Spragg (
AASE Programme Lead: Steve Gough (

Contact Time: This runs through college term time with days being split to accommodate academic and rugby development. A typical week includes 3 x rugby sessions, 2 x S&C sessions and fixture.

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Working in partnership with Sale Sharks Academy, Manchester Metropolitan University are able to provide world class educational programmes for those players within the Academy or following their time at the Academy. The partnership allows players to continue to train and play for a partner institution that we trust and can monitor easily. It allows our talent pool to continue to develop and the university looks to incubate this with a growing support platform for their elite student athletes. The rapid development of rugby union at Manchester Met is evident in the investment and results that the university are now achieving. If you want more information on Manchester Metropolitan University then click on Manchester Met

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) works in partnership with Sale Sharks Academy to offer performance support to its players and coaches. The university delivers a range of flexible degree programmes which can support players' academic development whilst they focus on their on-field preparation and performance. UCLan works closely with Myerscough College (Sale Sharks North Academy Site) which is also an Associate School of the University and operates a range of UCLan degrees including Rugby Performance and Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Massage. To find out more information about the courses on offer then click on Or

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The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell group of Universities and is happy to be an academic partner with Sale Sharks providing opportunities for Sharks academy graduates to lead a successful dual career. Committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility, the University of Manchester is the UK's largest single-site university. The link between Manchester & Sharks enables academy graduated to study at one of the highest rated Universities in the country while continuing to develop their rugby pedigree.

Sale Sharks are extrememly proud to have Samurai sportswear as the club's kit providers. Supplying all kits from the the first team to the under 16s their support is greatly appreciated from all at the club.

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