SALE Sharks has agreed a new sponsorship deal with Air Partner, the global aviation services group.

As part of the agreement, Air Partner will become one of the club’s official sponsors alongside a number of other leading brands. Both Air Partner’s commercial jets and private jets divisions will look to support the club’s travel requirements.

The Sharks called upon Air Partner’s Commercial Jets team just last month to arrange the team’s return flight from Manchester to France France for an important European Rugby Champions Cup fixture against RC Toulon.

Mark Cueto, Sale Sharks' commercial director, said: “We are delighted that Air Partner has joined our expanding portfolio of club sponsors.

"Their understanding and experience of working with some of the country's top sports teams means they are perfectly placed to support the needs of our squad, owners and corporate partners, as demonstrated by our recent trip to Toulon. We look forward to working with them over the coming year.”