PORTRAITS OF PRIDE IN UNION

We’re thrilled to reveal our ground-breaking, new project that celebrates the passion and diversity of players across the game of Rugby Union that has been kickstarted with the incredible support of the entire 1st XV team and management at Gallagher Premiership Rugby Union Club, Sale Sharks.

You can bid for a chance to own one of these exclusive, limited-to-1, signed-prints of the professionals at Sale Sharks with all profits going to our 20th Anniversary Fundraiser to help us continue to grow inclusive rugby.

If you’d perfer to buy your favourite print now  rather than bid over the summer, you can “Buy it Now” for £75.  To do so, first, click “Bid” on the portrait you like (below) and when you are on the individual portrait’s page, click “Buy-it-Now”.

Read more about the project below.

YOUR CHANcE TO OWN AN EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED-TO-1, SIGNED PROFESSIONAL PRINT

You must be aged 18yrs or over to bid or purchase on this website.  A £4.99 Flat Rate Postage Charge will be added to your final Cart total on winning bids or  “Buy it Now” purchases at checkout on  Sale Sharks Auction Products.  Sorry, we can only despatch to UK billing addresses.  If you are outside the UK, please contact us via email at info@villagespartans.co.uk.  There is a £1 charge applied to all final cart totals to help us cover the payment gateway administration and fees. 

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PORTRAITS OF PRIDE IN UNION:

SALE SHARKS HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY

The entire 1st XV team at Gallagher Premiership Rugby Union Club, Sale Sharks, have stepped in front of the lens to support a ground-breaking new photography project, “Portraits of Pride in Union” that celebrates the passion and diversity of rugby union players across the game.

The project is the brainchild of The Manchester Village Spartans – one of the world’s first Gay and Inclusive Rugby Clubs, formed back in 1999 on Canal Street in Manchester – who are celebrating their 20th birthday with a large fundraising gala on August 23rd at The Midland Hotel and who commissioned the project to help raise awareness of rugby for all.

The grassroots team based at Sale Sports Club, helped establish the worldwide Inclusive Rugby phenomenon and have worked hard over the decades to grow participation and enjoyment in rugby across the UK and beyond.

“Sale Sharks are deeply committed to supporting grassroots clubs across the region through the Sharks Community Trust and our 100 Club partnership scheme” said Jonny Acheson, Head of Brand at Sale Sharks. “As members of our 100 Club, we’ve supported the Spartans over their two decades and are delighted to help them celebrate this milestone in their history by getting right behind this impressive, creative project.”

In total, thirty-four stunning  portraits have been shot of players and staff at Sale Sharks by London-based, professional photographer, Andy Barnham, whose work includes shots of fashion-model David Gandy, musician Tinie Tempah, Olympians and politicians like the USA’s Condoleezza Rice.

Very soon, shots of the Spartans will be available to bid for alongside the Prints of the Sale Shark players.

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SUPPORTER

£ 65
/ pp
  • Gala Ticket which includes
  • Drink on arrival
  • 3-Course Banquet Meal
  • World-Class Entertainment
  • Gaydio Disco
VALUE

SUPPORTER PLUS

£ 85
/ pp
  • £10 Donation Ringfenced
  • Enhanced Drink Package
  • Gala Ticket which includes
  • Drink on arrival
  • 3-Course Banquet Meal
  • World Class Entertainment
  • Gaydio Disco

GOLD TICKET

£ 105
/ pp
  • Limited Edition Polo-shirt
  • £10 Donation Ringfenced
  • Enhanced Drink Package
  • Gala Ticket which includes
  • Drink on arrival
  • 3-Course Banquet Meal
  • World-Class Entertainment
  • Gaydio Disco
Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Polo Shirt*