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Sale Sharks Business Club to Put Mental Health in the Spotlight with Morson

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Sale Sharks and Morson are proud to present a unique Business Club event exploring mental health in sport and business, featuring one of Sale's star players and two very special guests from the world of boxing.

Marland Yarde, Manchester-born Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla, and former professional boxer Kieran Farrell, will be joined on stage by Sale Sharks Commercial Director Mark Cueto for a panel-style discussion this Friday, November 23, between 1pm and 3pm.

Back in 2012, the two boxers, who were close friends at the time, met in the ring for a championship bout where Farrell suffered a life-threatening brain injury. He was forced to retire from the sport at the age of just 22.

Both fighters have admitted struggling to come to terms with what happened and didn't see each other for a long time after the fight, with Crolla describing it as 'the darkest moment of his life'.

As part of this special Business Club event, the two boxers will come face to face again at the Morson Group offices in Salford to talk about their experiences since that day.

Marland Yarde, who had been in impressive form this season, suffered a serious injury when he dislocated his left knee and ruptured his MCL and ACL ligaments against Newcastle Falcons last month.

The injury put a stop to his hopes of breaking into the England squad, but he’s currently on the comeback trail and will talk at the event about how he’s continuing to stay positive and aiming come back stronger and better.

"We're really privileged to have Anthony, Kieran and Marland joining us for our Business Club event,” said Mark Cueto, Commercial Director at Sale Sharks.

"The story of the fight between Anthony and Kieran is one that so many people in the world of sport will remember well, and to have both men with us to talk about that night and the impact it has had on them and their careers will be fascinating to hear.

“Equally, Marland is dealing with a really serious injury at the moment and as a professional athlete, that can be really hard to come to terms with. He’s been really positive about his recovery though, so I think the audience will be really keen to hear more from him and how he’s working towards his comeback, both physically and mentally.

"We always aim to provide something unique with our Business Club events and I think this event definitely lives up to that. It's one not to be missed!"

For more information about this event, please email Georgina.Ragan@salesharks.com

If you'd like more information about becoming a member of the Sale Sharks Business Club, visit https://www.salesharks.com/tickets-hospitality/packages/business-club/

Earlier this year Morson produced a whitepaper exploring mental health in the workplace with Sale Shark's 'Balls To That' programme, get your copy here https://www.morson.com/tackling-mental-health