Sale Sharks rugby dream comes drue for Simonstone boy

George Fitzpatrick being presented with a signed shirt by Sale Sharks Will Addison
George Fitzpatrick being presented with a signed shirt by Sale Sharks Will Addison

A DREAM came true for nine year-old George Fitzpatrick when he was invited along to watch a game by Sale Sharks Rugby Union team as a guest of Ultraframe, the official sponsor of the club.

Since 2006 Ultraframe has been part of the Latium Group, with the majority shareholder being NW businessman Brian Kennedy. Mr Kennedy also owns Sale Sharks and they play at a ground shared with Stockport County FC.

George, who attends St Peter’s School, Simonstone, is also a member of Burnley Rugby Club, so when he was asked, along with his mum Sharren, who is receptionist at The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times office, he was delighted.

As part of it’s sponsorship package, Ultraframe receive a number of benefits which are used for customer and supplier hospitality. Good Friday’s game was the final home-game of the season and saw Sharks all time points scorer Charlie Hodgson make his final appearance. Ultraframe received over 200 tickets for this game and decided to share them with it’s staff and their friends and family.