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Sharks Community Trust aims to use the core values of Rugby Union to make a positive impact on the community across Greater Manchester and the North West.  This is achieved by providing high quality  education, health and social inclusion programmes and increasing participation in Rugby Union and other sporting activities.

This includes running high quality programmes such as,

  • Educational  Primary School Programmes
  • Mental Health Programmes to workplaces and schools
  • Veterans Programmes
  • Disability & Inclusive Sport Programmes
  • Educational programmes for young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).
  • Rugby Development Camps
  • Coach Education

For more information on how to support us, please contact Alison Warwood by email: alison.warwood@salesharks.com


Key facts

In 2017,

  • In The Pack worked with over 2000 disabled people
  • Three Trust staff were shortlisted for national awards
  • The HITZ and Advantage programme helped over 150 young people gain a job or a place on an apprenticeship
  • Over 850 coaching hours were put into developing the grassroots game
  • More than 1,000 hours were spent delivering sessions in North West schools

Meet the Sharks Community Trust dedicated and experienced staff team

Alison Warwood             Executive Director

Des Howlett                    Community Manager

Vicky Irwin                       Community Development Manager

Darren Lamon                 Rugby Development Manager

Helen Stuart                    Events & Office Manager

Jack Leech                        Community Rugby Coach /Project Rugby Manager

Rick Phillips                      Community Rugby Coach

Jo Edwards                      Community Rugby Coach / Primary School Sports Manager

Elliott Lewis                     Community Rugby Coach

Georgie Perris Redding  Inclusion Coach

Craig Monaghan             Sharks Forces

John Travena                   Programme Manager / HITZ & Advantage

Carl Fairhurst                   Programme Manager / HITZ & Advantage

Jon Sproson                     Programme Tutor / Wirral

Anna Warwood               Programme Tutor/ Trafford

Ryan Monk                      Programme Tutor / Eccles

Rob Garner                      Programme Tutor / Eccles

Wade Dutton                  Programme Tutor / Little Hulton

Stacy Partridge                Programme Tutor / Wythenshawe

Toni Winder                    Programme Tutor / Creative Academy

Joe Rose                           HITZ Officer /Leigh

John Matthews               Advantage Assistant

Jack Alder                        Advantage Assistant

Albert Redman                Apprentice

The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees who oversee the finances, management and strategic direction of the Trust.  Our current Trustees are,

Phil Bramhall (Chair)

James Jennings

John Greaves

Peter Rhodes

Rob Briers

Jon Dorsett

Gillian Burns

Michelle Orange

Sharks Community Trust is always looking for new businesses and partners to work with to develop exciting new programmes.

There are many ways that both individuals and organisations can support us.  This includes;

  • Sponsoring a programme
  • Offering young people attending one of our education programmes a placement or work experience opportunity
  • Making a donation

If you would like to discuss how the Trust can help you achieve your CSR objectives and raise your profile in the community, please get in touch.


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