Sale Sharks are set to make history this International Women’s Day 2024 by holding the club’s first ever women’s team game at the Salford Stadium.
Rachel Taylor’s Sale Sharks Women will take on Ealing Trailfinders in the Premiership Women’s Rugby in a special ‘Ladies’ Day’ fixture on Saturday 9th March (KO 2pm).
The game will be a celebration of northern women’s rugby with invites and discounted tickets going out to women and girls’ teams across the region.
The club is also running a competition among its 100 Club members to find girls from local clubs to be the matchday mascots and lead Georgie Perris-Redding and her team out onto the Salford Stadium turf.
And club hospitality partner Heathcotes&Co will be running bespoke special offers on Ladies’ Day food and drink.
Sharks Women’s Head of Performance Katy Daley-Mclean, who played in three World Cups and captained England to glory in 2014, said the ‘big game’ against Ealing is a chance to showcase the women’s game in the north.
She said: “The players are really excited to be playing at the Salford Stadium in front of what will hopefully be a great crowd. It’s a big opportunity for us to show off the women’s game to a new audience.
“We’re really building something special here and this is another big step in growing the game. We want as many women and girls involved in rugby clubs across the north to come to the Salford Stadium and enjoy what will be a real celebration of our sport.”
Sharks co-owner Michelle Orange said: “Building the women’s team and growing women’s rugby in the north is a huge objective for us as a club.
“We know it’ll take time but we have the ambition and the passion to see this team reach the top of the women’s game. A big game like this, and playing at the Salford Stadium, is key to that.”
The Salford Stadium has been chosen as one of eight host venues for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2025.
And this special fixture will give fans the chance to see international stars including Italy’s Beatrice Rigoni, USA Eagles like Perris-Redding and Kate Zachary and Red Roses including Morwenna Talling and Abbie Dow before the tournament kicks off next year.
Katy added: “We’re really proud to be a host venue for the World Cup and this game will give fans the chance to see some of the big names that hopefully they’ll get to see here in the tournament next year.
“The World Cup is massive for us and it’ll be another big opportunity for us to show off what we do here to a new audience.”
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