Attendees got the opportunity to meet Sale Sharks’ Rohan Janse van Rensburg, and develop their rugby skills thanks to a special training session organised with club partner, Ultracell.
Rugby-mad youngsters at Scarisbrick Hall School received a surprise visit from a Sale Sharks’ star player, who dropped in to help run an action-packed training session.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg surprised 26 aspiring players at Scarisbrick Hall School, sharing some tips and tricks with the youngsters, plus posing for photographs and signing autographs.
The session was organised by club partner Ultracell – a leading provider of Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries – and gave the young players a chance to learn from one of Premiership Rugby’s top stars and find out more about life as a professional player.
Rohan Janse van Rensburg, first-team player at Sale Sharks, said: “I had a great time meeting the young players at Scarisbrick Hall School, and chatting to them about sport and the positive impact it can have.
“The main takeaway from the session, I hope, is that the youngsters find a sport that makes them smile. It is all about doing what you love and having fun with your friends – that’s how you find a passion for something.
I hope we have inspired some future athletes, and maybe some future Sharks, and hopefully the tips help them become better players.”
Shelley McGuinness, Director at Ultracell, added: “It‘s amazing to work with Sale Sharks on initiatives like this and give back to the local community – it is a real benefit of our ongoing partnership with the club.
“The young players were over the moon when Rohan surprised them, and they definitely took advantage of having the first-team player about, asking lots of questions and getting Rohan’s signatures! We had some very happy young players.”