Sale United is a Community Grassroots Football club founded in 1975 and based at Crossford Bridge in Sale.
We have obtained FA Charter Standard status from the Football Association by way of our total inclusion policy whilst offering opportunities from Gimme5s right the way through to our open age teams. In addition, this FA Charter Standard status is a recognition of our ability to provide a safe environment in relation to Child Protection, Welfare, Criminal Record Bureau checks and Coaches Qualifications.
The Club prides itself on being innovative and proactive, often leading the way in many areas of the grassroots game.
• 2000 saw the introduction of our girls teams which have continued to grow exponentially in more recent years. We are now fielding 7 teams at varying ae groups.
• 2004 we launched our Gimme5s programme which teaches, in a specific manner, the fundamental skills through fun games.
• In 2008 Sale United became the first grassroots club in the UK to formulate a Powerchair team. The success of which saw us partner with the Manchester United Foundation to create a second team.
• Walking football was formed in 2016 and enables participants to remain active, playing without apprehension at their own pace and with reduced chance of injury.
It is through these initiatives that in recent times the Club was awarded the highest accolade possible, the FA’s National Grassroots Club of the Year in 2011.