Media Youth Rugby Partners with Professional Rugby Club

Media Youth Rugby Football Club signed a partnership agreement with Sale Sharks one of the leading professional Rugby Union clubs in Europe.


Historically based in the Manchester suburb of Sale, but now playing at AJ Bell Stadium, the Sharks compete in the Aviva Premiership, having played in England's top flight since 1994. 

Media Youth Rugby will benefit from access to the Sale Sharks coaching content and curriculum of the Sale Sharks Academy. Beginning with a Sale Sharks International Academy camp July 27th - 29th at Rose Tree Elementary School in Media, PA. Click Here for details and registration information.  The camp will be run by a senior member of the Sale Sharks Academy coaching staff and will introduce players to coaching methods and drills from a professional rugby club. Players excelling at the camp will be invited to the 2017 Sale Sharks Academy Experience in Manchester, England. 

Future benefits of the partnership will include opportunities to tour or travel overseas with the Sale Sharks – the partnership allows behind scenes access to the professional Rugby club.


About Media Youth Rugby


Media Youth Rugby is an affiliate of the Media Rugby Football Club, which fields teams in the Youth (under 13), Junior (Under 15) and High School (Under 19) divisions of Rugby Pennsylvania.Media Youth Rugby provides a fun, encouraging environment for boys to learn and participate in the sport of rugby. Players learn the core values of Rugby, Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.


Notable Achievements 

2011 Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union Champions High School.

2013 and 2015 Rugby PA State Champions Media Youth. 


About Sale Sharks

The Sale Sharks a professional Rugby Club is an offshoot of the Sale Football Club founded in 1861, one of the oldest clubs in English rugby. Throughout their history they have been one of the leading rugby union clubs in the North of England. The Sale Sharks compete in the Aviva Premiership, the world's most competitive British domestic rugby union competition. 


Media Contacts:

Rick Van Luvender
Director of Youth Rugby Development
Media Youth Rugby
(610) 312–3621

Simon Ogden
Rugby Development Officer 

Sale Sharks 

Kirsty Wardlaw
Relationship Manager

Sale Sharks
+44 0161 667 7517