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Young reporter, aged 8, wins the chance to interview Sale Sharks rugby star

13 September 2017

Rugby star Josh Charnley faced a pitch-side grilling from eight-year-old Henry Hatfield after he won our #touchlinereporter competition to interview the Premiership player.

Our colleagues were given the chance for their children to get involved by coming up with three questions to ask the 26-year-old Sale Sharks star, with marketing manager Emma Hatfield’s son Henry claiming first place. 

Henry interviewed Josh ahead of the first home game against Newcastle Falcons at the AJ Bell stadium on Friday, asking the Premiership star about his inspiration to become a rugby player and his least favourite training exercises.

Henry said: “It was my first ever rugby game, so it was awesome that I got the chance to meet Josh before the match and ask him my questions.”

Kevin Fisher, our HR director said: “We have forged a really strong partnership with Sale Sharks and were delighted to work with them on our #touchlinereporter initiative. We wanted to encourage youngsters to get creative by thinking up questions which reflect rugby’s core values and the group felt that Henry’s really stood out.  

“The competition, which was set up by volunteers from our ‘Let’s get Creative’ group, was a great success and Henry did a fantastic job on the night. We are hoping that we can work with Sharks Community Trust to take the #touchlinereporter out to the wider community in the future and give even more children this amazing opportunity.”

We recently announced a two-year-sponsorship deal with Sale Sharks and are working closely with the Sale Sharks Community Trust. We held a colleague dress-down day on Friday to raise funds for ‘In the Pack’ - the Sharks’ inclusive wheelchair rugby programme.

Watch the full video of Henry interviewing Josh.

Read more information on ‘Let’s get Creative’ and our wider ‘Let’s make it Count’ initiative.

For more information and Sale Sharks’ season tickets visit: http://www.salesharks.com



Together Josh Charnley and Henry Hatfield interview