Angie’s 2013 BEER TRAIN
Saturday, 22nd June.
A fab day out! CLICK HERE for details.
2013 ANNUAL DINNER & AWARDS EVENING
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
The 2013 Sale Sharks Supporters Club dinner and awards evening once again provided the opportunity for our club’s loyal supporters to enjoy a meal in the company of the Sale Sharks and Jets players and coaching staff.
The evening started with a delicious 3 course meal. The supporters had one or more Sale stars sat at each table, which provided us with the ideal opportunity to get to know the lads who wear our club shirt each week, whilst the players could find out more about our legendary ‘16th man’ support. At our table we heard from Will Cliff about his rehabilitation programme aimed at getting him fit for the start of next season whilst he had plenty of questions about what we thought of our new ground and how we travelled to away matches. At neighbouring tables supporters and players alike were discussing life as a player and supporter, with plenty of witty anecdotes from both sides.
The SSSC were delighted to invite two members of our charity partner, the West Coast Crash Wheelchair Rugby Club to the dinner. The charity is the only representative from the north-west region in the national wheelchair rugby league, which they won for the first time last season and provided one player, Myles Pearson to the Team GB squad for the recent London 2012 Paralympics. They have several more players in the GB development squad looking ahead to Rio. Based at the regional spinal injuries unit in Southport, the charity stresses the importance of sport in rehabilitation and provides sporting opportunity to people with a disability. Following on from the success of London 2012, the league has expanded to two divisions with Crash providing one team in each division. West Coast Crash coach Chris Ellis accepted a donation of £1000 on the night made up of £500 from the SSSC and generously matched by a £500 donation from Sale Sharks principal sponsor MBNA. The photo shows Sale Sharks club captain David Seymour presenting the cheque to Chris on behalf of the SSSC and MBNA.
There was also a mention of the admirable job currently being done by Sale player Johnny Leota in raising funds for little 4 year old Luca who tragically lost both his legs to meningitis, to which SSSC have donated £100. Johnny, or should that be Mr T, has so far raised £1,700 and supporters can continue to donate through the webpage www.justgiving.com/johnny-leota/
Diners were then treated to a question and answer session with Sale players Dwayne Peel and Cameron Shepherd and Coaches Steve Diamond and Bryan Redpath. As well as wrapping up this season, they discussed the forthcoming Lions tour to Australia, giving us a valuable insight from Dwayne about what it means to be selected for a Lions team and from Cameron as to the excitement and anticipation Down Under for this summer’s tour.
The main event of the night was the 2013 SSSC player awards, voted by the members of the supporters club.
First up, the Selorm Kuadey award for the player who has contributed the most in the community, as voted by the Sale Sharks community team, went to Tony Buckley.
Next it was the award for outstanding contribution to the club which went to Premiership try scoring record holder Mark Cueto.
The award for best new player went to mid-season signing sensation Dan Braid.
Finally the big one... The 2013 Sale Sharks Player of the Year, as voted by the supporters and for a 2nd year in a row is David Seymour.
A big thanks from us all to those four and the rest of the players for all their efforts this season.
The evening ended with an auction and raffle to raise funds for the SSSC with generous donations from MBNA, Flowcrete, Guy Salmon Land Rover, Talacre Beach Caravan & Leisure Park in North Wales and The Botanist Restaurant in Alderley Edge... Thanks for your support guys!
It was a most enjoyable evening and we wish the team all the best at Northampton on Saturday before the season finale at home to Wasps on Saturday 4th May.
Johnny Leota celebrates his try in the first minutes of our 32 - 9 victory over Gloucester Rugby!
Johnny's 'Mohican' hairstyle is in aid of the 'Tree of Hope' to help raise money to buy 2 new legs for Luca!
Luca is 4. In January 2012 he lost both legs to meningococcal septicaemia.
Sale Sharks Supporters Club have made a donation of £100 on behalf of our members.
Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives.
If you would like to make a personal donation to Johnny Leota's fund raising campaign please go HERE to 'Just Giving'.
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As a member you will be guaranteed an invitation to the end of season 'SSSC Annual Dinner & Awards' evening and to cast a vote for the SSSC End of Season Awards including the 'Hall of Fame', which are presented on the night.
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