A group of players from local Walking Rugby teams witnessed Sale’s victory over Wasps on Friday, courtesy of Printerland.
The Walking Rugby programme, established by the charity arm of Sale Sharks, was launched to promote wellbeing for the over-60s. The initiative also offers younger people, who cannot partake in contact sports, an opportunity to play the game.
Players from the community programme were given the chance to enjoy an action-packed fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium, and even took part in a half-time showcase thanks to the generosity of Printerland.
Mark Cueto, Sale Sharks Commercial Director, said: “The Walking Rugby programme has had a huge impact in the local area and it’s great to see communities coming together over a love for the game.
Sharks Community Trust is doing some incredible work across the North West, from community-led initiatives to helping veterans integrate back into society. We are thrilled to host participants in the programme, which is all thanks to Printerland.”
“We hope the attendees enjoyed the matchday atmosphere at the AJ Bell Stadium and we’d love to invite them back in the future.”
Also, in attendance were a group of players from the local Wilmslow Colts team, who were able to relish the game from the sidelines.
Altrincham-based Printerland is a key sponsor for Sale Sharks and the UK’s largest re-seller of printers, ink cartridges and toners. This recent donation was part of its ongoing commitment to inclusiveness, where they hope to introduce rugby to new audiences.
For more information about Printerland, visit www.printerland.co.uk