Old Boy's Return for Sale Sharks Rugby Camp
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Jack Forster, an Old Boy of Bolton School, returned with his Sale Sharks' team-mates and coaches to provide a rugby camp for clubs from around the country. They were also joined by Jason Leonard, an England World Cup winner and one of the world's most capped internationals, who trained a group of lucky children chosen by Aviva.
The camp involved Sale Sharks' coaches and players offering training to a range of national rugby clubs including Twickenham Rugby Club, Preston Grasshoppers, Chester Rugby Club, Aldershot Rugby Club, Penallta (from Wales), Dinnington (from Sheffield) and others.
The Sale players, including Carl Fearns and Chris Leck, shadowed the coaches and helped out the rugby clubs with advice.
The camp ran prior to the Sharks' Aviva Premiership Rugby match against London Irish at the Reebok Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers. A game which they lost 34-20 but they did attract over 16,000 spectators on a weekend when a lot of people had left Greater Manchester to follow the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. Rugby at the Reebok helps position Sale Sharks as a regional team and they will play two more fixtures there in the next two years.