Salford Red Devils today announce a partnership with Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and will champion the brand new campaign, Circle Home – Greater Manchester’s biggest ever sponsored walk.

Further to our participation in Super League’s annual ‘Tackle the Tough Stuff’ campaign, Salford Red Devils today announce that we are dedicating our home game against Warrington Wolves – 12.45pm, 10th September – to tackling homelessness and championing the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity’s brand-new campaign, Circle Home.

Circle Home will take place across the weekend of 8th September to 11th September. Everyone in Greater Manchester is invited to complete one or more stages of the GM Ringway- Greater Manchester’s Walking Trail. This walking trail is divided into 20 stages, circling the whole of the city-region. Each start and finish point is accessible by public transport. The event is also partnered with GM Moving, the Business Growth Hub, and JCI Manchester.

With every mile covered, the pounds raised will change lives. Would-be walkers are encouraging to find out more and start fundraising by visiting the page here.

On Friday 8th September, one of the many walks over the weekend will begin at the Salford Stadium with further efforts showcasing just how to give back to our local community, hosting Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity at the game, spreading awareness of the incredible work across Greater Manchester to end homelessness, and sharing details about how to get involved.

Paul King, Managing Director of Salford Red Devils said:  

“We are so proud to give our support to this campaign and to be working with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in spotlighting and tackling one of our region’s most urgent of social issues.

We are committed to being there for our community – just as our community are so often there for us – and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the Salford Stadium in September.”

There’s lots of ways people can get involved in Circle Home weekender, whether a business taking your team or clients out to explore what Greater Manchester has to offer, or spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors.

Circle Home is aimed at getting people out enjoying Greater Manchester’s stunning natural spaces, all while raising money for a good cause.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity said:

“I am always inspired by the community of Greater Manchester coming out in droves to support Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in their mission to end rough sleeping and homelessness across our city-region. What we’re doing is working. But we cannot stop now. 

Circle Home offers everyone in Greater Manchester the opportunity to reap the benefits of exploring the great outdoors whilst raising money for an important cause. It’s great to launch this event in partnership with Salford Red Devils, a community club doing their bit for the community. Their support means a lot to the charity.”

Dr Fran Darlington-Pollock, Head of Strategic Development at Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity said:

“People connect with sport. We are delighted that we can work with community owned Salford Red Devils to champion efforts to tackle homelessness across Greater Manchester, spreading awareness at one of their home games and launching our exciting active campaign, Circle Home.

Circle Home brings together so many organisations across Greater Manchester, and connects with the people and place of our city-region in such a powerful way. We’re excited to bring the people of Greater Manchester an event to return to year-on-year, raising funds to end homelessness while connecting with the wonderful place that we call home.”

Tickets for the game can be purchased by clicking here.

This article has been edited to reflect a newly announced kick-off time of 12.45pm, 10th September.

Salford Red Devils have surpassed a total of £50,000 within the first day following the launch of ‘Reds Rise Together’, the club’s community share offer scheme that will see the club transition into the first elite rugby league club to become a legally community owned entity.

Individuals have each invested between £100 and £10,000 thus far in order to receive a share in the club’s holding company – now a Community Benefit Society (CBS) – which entitles them to a vote at the club’s annual general meeting, as well as to stand for election to the CBS board.

Paul King, Salford Red Devils Managing Director said;

“Reaching this milestone within the first day of the campaign is a tremendous show of support from our community.”

“We are already 20% of the way there to our initial target of raising £250,000 – but we cannot rest on our laurels. If we can reach towards our upper targets, we can do so much for our club and community. I implore every one of our supporters to get involved. Give what you can, spread the message, and let’s add another proud chapter in the story of our club’s long history.”

What is the campaign?

‘Reds Rise Together’ is a community share offer which allows an individual to purchase a share in the club’s holding company – entitling them to voting rights and eligibility to stand for election to the CBS board amongst a host of other benefits. The overriding benefit of which is a collective one, meaning that together, we can take better control over the future of our club and continue to add meaningful value to our communities.

Why are we doing it?

In the first instance, we are doing this to become the northern hemisphere’s first elite rugby league club that is truly community-owned and one that gives every member a voice – making history in the process. There are also further key reasons:

1) Maintain as competitive a playing squad as possible that compete at the highest level.

2) To unite our growing community behind a common-cause.

3) Fulfil IMG criteria ensuring Category A status within the top-flight of Super League through high level Commercial and Marketing growth.

How can you get involved?

It’s simple: buy a share and/or share the message far and wide!

To get involved or for further information, please view www.salfordreddevils.net/owntheclub, or to contribute directly, visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/salford-red-devils

Let’s make history. Together. #RedsRiseTogether

At Salford Red Devils – through our Building the Future strategy – we are keen to work with schools across the Greater Manchester region to inspire young people to achieve their potential, both on and off the rugby pitch.

We are delighted to launch our Salford Red Devils ‘Be a Red’ school reward programme for the 2023 Betfred Super League season.

The concept of ‘Be a Red’ is to reward students who consistently demonstrates the same qualities as our players do in training and games – positive attitude, hard work, resilience, responding positively to feedback and a desire to improve.

Each school will select their ‘Be a Red’ award winner in advance of every one of our Super League home games during 2023, with the selected student receiving a Family Ticket from the club as our way of saying ‘Well Done!’

Salford Red Devils Director, Paul Trainor said: “We are delighted to launch the ‘Be a Red’ programme with our many partner schools across Greater Manchester.

“This programme will give schools the opportunity to celebrate and reward students who consistently show the same key character traits and behaviours as our Salford Red Devils players show throughout the season.

“Having a good work ethic, showing a positive attitude, being coachable, showing resilience, working towards goals and being keen to improve are so important to being the best you can be, whether you are a Salford Red Devils player or a student in a school.

“It is a pleasure to work with our School Partners to reward those students throughout the 2023 Super League season. We look forward to welcoming our first ‘Be a Red’ award winners to our first home game of the season against Hull KR.”

Kids Go Free & Adults £10 Offer

Round 23 is an exciting fixture as Huddersfield Giants come to Salford for the first time this season. We’re using this game as a fantastic opportunity to encourage more people to come and give rugby league a ‘try’! For this special event, tickets are available for the East Stand at the The Salford Stadium at the following prices: Adults £10 each (age 17+), 16 and under go free*. Everyone needs a ticket so please collect from the stadium ticket office or you can order online. Online incurs a booking fee and tickets bought on the day of the match also incur a £1.50 booking fee.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Kids go free with a paying adult. Kids go free tickets have a £1.50 booking fee if collecting on the match day. Book online or collect from the stadium before the day of the match.
  2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children will be refused entry.
  3. The £10 adult tickets and kids go free tickets are limited to the East Stand only.
  4. Tickets are non-transferrable or refundable while stocks last.
  5. Tickets are only available for 2022 Round 23 Salford V Huddersfield on Saturday 13th August 2022.
  6. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  7. Salford Red Devils reserve the right to remove this offer at any time.
  8. By purchasing a ticket you agree to these terms and conditions.

Just three weeks after our Academy side had delighted the first group of spectators to enjoy a rugby league game at the A J Bell Stadium this year with an impressive victory over the visiting Wales Academy, they made the same three-hour trip that the Welshmen had had to undertake on that previous occasion, in order to partake in the return fixture.

With a luxurious executive coach to fulfil the travelling requirements, the Salford club did the youngsters proud in their efforts to continue their run of having won every game so far this season, and while they did not quite manage to come with a victory to do that, they nevertheless returned home in the same stylish mode of transport, undefeated in all five of their games, thus far.

It was a squad a little depleted from that which had rattled up considerable scores in their last two outings, owing to a few injuries picked in the acquisition thereof.  To compound the challenge they faced, they discovered just what a fine job their hosts are doing in strengthening their squad, with the inclusion of a number of recently acquired youngsters, which gave them an even more dominating physical presence.

As Salford’s coach, Danny Barton, was quick to point out, however, this is all to the good for Salford with the great success which this fine partnership between the two clubs is proving to be.  The future does indeed look most promising, and the closeness of the final result shows just how well matched the two sides proved to be, on this occasion.

It was the home side which was first out of the blocks with an early score to give notice to the Red Devils that this was not going to be the romp for them that they had enjoyed three weeks earlier, but the visitors eventually settled and cancelled this out with a score of their own, and by halftime the two teams were trooping off with a 10-10 scoreline.

The second half was absolutely tit-for-tat, with each side taking it virtually in-turn to cross for tries, and only the accuracy of the conversions appeared to determine the ascendency for whichever of the two teams, at any point during the half.

With less than five minutes to go, it really did look as though the Welsh side was going to end up winning, as they led 34-30, but this Salford side is just not used to, nor prepared to, lose, and they drew level yet again with the final try of the game, leaving everything riding on the conversion attempt from Salford’s Man of the Match, Jack Stevens.

Unfortunately, the kick proved too difficult for him to land, and so the Red Devils returned home, initially somewhat subdued by not having won, but quickly recovering their spirits at remaining undefeated.

Salford Red Devils Development Academy: Morgan Kelly, Clifford Howard, Mike Los, Ben Wharton, Alec Walton, Charlie McManus, Jack Stevens, Kai Barker, Owen Turner, Tom Hunter, Lucas Prescott, Jack Kenway, Josh Connolly

Replacements: Billy Wadeson, Callum Hughes, Euan Hayes, Lucas Coan, Nathan Connell

Salford tries: Clifford Howard (3), Callum Hughes, Euan Hayes, Ben Wharton, Jack Stevens

Salford goals: Charlie McManus (2,) Jack Stevens

 Salford Red Devils are bringing Salford & Greater Manchester together for both boys and girls for the first time! 

In June and July, we are offering development days for both boys and girls from under 12s to under 16s, and it will be the first time both the boys and girls programme is running parallel with each other.

We have targeted specific, non-competitive development themed games which will enable players to develop their skills whilst representing their areas and boroughs in a professional environment.

Ultimately, all players will be representing Salford Red Devils in more development themed games vs Huddersfield giants and Bradford bulls.

All players will receive top level coaching from Salford Red Devils coaches to develop and enhance their individual skill level no matter what ability they are at. All development days will be held at the The Salford Stadium on the outside 3G Astroturf.

Speaking on the programme, Salford Red Devils head of youth Danny Barton said: “The rising stars programme is for boys and girls of all levels of ability, with coaching tailored to match their skill.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn rugby league or develop any existing experience and will be just as beneficial to Salford Red Devils as the programme can only strengthen our youth setup.

“It’s also an opportunity to develop as a player and person, experiencing different environments that can be challenging and fun.”

Red Devils hooker Connor Aspey came through the programme, and said: “You get some good, quality coaching and meet some great friends.

“If you go down, you’ll pick up the little skills and if you enjoy it you can hopefully try and make rugby league into a career.”

Development days information can be found in the poster attached for both boys and girls.

Confirmed dates for development themed games:

To register your interest in the Rising Stars Programme please email sam.bardsley@salfordcc.ac.uk with the details below

*please note Boys u15s & u16s rising stars sessions will be returning as soon as possible every Monday evening in the near future. “

Salford Red Devils Foundation (SRDF) has continued to lift spirits in the surrounding Salford community despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt on the majority of the Foundation’s in-person activities. 

As the official charity partner of the Club, Salford Red Devils Foundation has been delivering innovative and wide-ranging programmes that enhance the opportunities of all for the past 15 years and will continue to serve the community now, as it has done throughout the whole pandemic.

Although much of the Foundation’s physical activity programmes have unfortunately had to be temporarily postponed, it has continued to engage participants through adapted online activities. Using interactive activities, SRDF has been able to carry on providing services for the community, and schools, through Zoom and Microsoft Teams sessions. Dance, Karate and multi-sport  virtual sessions are ongoing and the physical delivery sessions that remain are specifically for vulnerable young people living with Special educational needs and disabilities – in partnership with Foundation 92.

During the pandemic, to remain active, the SRDF team have been volunteering for ‘Spirit of Salford’, ensuring that food and medical supplies are delivered to those who are in need and have offered our minibus for use in moving PPE and supplies around the city. SRDF are also working with Salford Assist and are currently doing deliveries to residents in crisis four times per week.

Salford Assist and VCSE commissioning manager Sandra Derbyshire said: “I was contacted by Neil Blackburn from SRDF a number of months ago as the Foundation were really keen to do something to help Salford residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Salford Assist is one of Salford City Council’s Discretionary Schemes, supporting Salford residents in times of hardship, crisis or emergency. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, many council buildings have been closed and vulnerable Salford residents may have struggled for collection points for shopping vouchers for food and essentials.

“SRDF stepped up to the mark and offered to collect deliveries four days a week and drive around the city delivering awards direct to clients homes.

“SRDF have been absolutely amazing and without their help and support, some of Salford’s most vulnerable residents may have struggled to access the urgent support that they require. Thank you so much all at SRDF for your fantastic support.”

As the pandemic continues, it is having a catastrophic effect upon the most vulnerable in society. SRDF has also linked up with Soup and Smiles and the Myriad Foundation, donating thermal gloves, blankets and hats for the homeless community in Greater Manchester. The whole team volunteered to assist serving food and hot drinks in Piccadilly Gardens before Christmas and this is to be repeated regularly to ensure that the Foundation continues to provide essential services to the community.

Salford Red Devils Foundation director Neil Blackburn added: “We all feel the pain of a new lockdown, but it is so important that we all follow the guidance and come together to fight this virus as one whole community.

“Together, we will get through these tough times and as an organisation we will do all we can to support our community. We are pleased to be able to offer schools and the community free access to online sports sessions as well as continuing to deliver face-to-face activities for the most vulnerable in society.”

At these times of uncertainty, our great community comes together to help each other through the tough times. Being a community club means that Salford Red Devils strive to ensure nobody in the locality is adversely affected by current restrictions.

The Foundation mobile number – 07532042666 – has remained active during all normal office hours as an outlet for any fans or local residents to call and speak to our team if they are feeling isolated, lonely or simply fancy a chat to boost their mental health during lockdown.

For more information and to register your interest in our programmes, or to get involved with sponsorship and fundraising, please contact neil.blackburn@salfordcc.ac.uk.

Salford Red Devils Foundation is delighted to welcome Adrian Morley and George Tapp to their Board of Trustees.

The Foundation is always looking for opportunities to strengthen its local links and to ensure that the local community are best served by the organisation.

The first new trustee, Adrian Morley, is a prominent figure within the rugby league world both in Australia and the UK. As a legend of the game and a successful businessman, Morley is well placed to help guide the Foundation as it embarks on new and exciting programmes to help the local community.

Morley said: “Coming from the area and being a very proud Salfordian, I’m delighted to be a part of the foundation.

“The more Salford kids we can get playing the sport, the better. Fingers crossed there’s a few rough diamonds out there that we can help to bring through.

“All the donations and fundraisers are very much appreciated and we just couldn’t function without these generous people so please keep donating.”

The second new trustee is George Tapp who is a former Salford City Councillor for the Ordsall ward who continues to make an impact in the Salford area through his involvement with employment and the Unite trade union. George is passionate about providing opportunities for Salford residents and has much experience of local infrastructure that will benefit the Foundation.

Tapp said: “As a lifelong Salford RLFC supporter and proud Salfordian, I am extremely proud and excited to be joining the Board of Trustees on the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

“I look forward to playing my part in raising awareness of the Foundation and helping to source income to ensure that the fantastic programmes can continue.”

These new trustees bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and have expressed their excitement at joining the team. In such unprecedented times it has never been more important for Salford Red Devils Foundation to continue to deliver its array of outstanding community programmes in Salford and across Greater Manchester.

Both new trustees have unmatched local knowledge and can help to ensure the maximum impact is achieved within the local community. Salford Red Devils Foundation would like to thank the whole Board of Trustees for their continued support and guidance as it continues to inspire the community through Sport, Health and Education.

Foundation Director Neil Blackburn said: “I am thrilled to welcome both trustees to a board that is already filled with a wealth of experience that has helped ensure Salford Red Devils Foundation has been able to service its community for over a decade.

“Ensuring that we have passionate, locally-based trustees guarantees that all our programmes and initiatives are fully focused on providing opportunities for the local needs and I look forward to working with both George and Adrian.”

Echoing Adrian Morley, it is important to thank all our funders and donors who continue to help us provide outstanding community programmes for all that help reduce disparity, ensuring that the most vulnerable in society are given the opportunities and support they deserve and need.

If you would like to donate, sponsor or engage directly with Salford Red Devils Foundation please contact Foundation Director Neil.Blackburn@srdfoundation.co.uk.

Paul Rowley has been appointed as Salford Red Devils’ first Head of Rugby Development, Talent & Pathways.

This will see him further develop the Club’s infrastructure outside of the first team setup.

Rowley said: “Five in five is the goal. In five years’ time, we want to have five homegrown players within the squad of the first team.

“Producing our own players creates a more sustainable model and one which we can be proud of as people in the local area.”

Supporters can hear more from Rowley in his exclusive interview HERE on RDTV.

https://twitter.com/SalfordDevils/status/1347521045209735170

During his time with the Red Devils so far, Rowley has helped the team reach the Betfred Super League Grand Final and Coral Challenge Cup Final.

Before that, he had been head coach at Toronto Wolfpack and Leigh Centurions, while as a player he represented England international level.

Director of rugby & operations Ian Blease said: “This is the most important appointment we have made during my time at the Club.

“Every improvement to our squad enhances what our supporters will enjoy on the field next season, but through this role, we are looking to impact our standing over the next decade and beyond.

“Putting in place somebody with Paul Rowley’s experience as a player and coach, opens up a number of exciting opportunities to us.

“His experience within our first team environment and detailed knowledge of the sport within the region make him an invaluable asset and the ideal candidate to meet the challenges we face.

“I am looking forward to working with him over the coming years, as we look to shape the Salford Red Devils sides of the future.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Supporters’ Trust, for their continued support of our development pathways, and would encourage all fans to get behind their initiatives.”

The Supporters’ Trust’s 2021 fundraising focus is outlined in depth HERE.

Salford Red Devils Foundation are offering free online activity sessions to and any schools which feel their students would benefit from having additional structured sports sessions, backed up by the players and staff of the city’s Super League club.

A Captain Confidence session, which focuses on children’s mental fitness, will also be available free of charge.

All supporters will have access to two online community sports sessions per week, at 3pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Salford Red Devils Foundation Director Neil Blackburn said: “We all feel the pain of a new lockdown, but it is so important that we all follow the guidance and come together to fight this virus as one whole community.

“Together we will get through these tough times and as an organisation we will do all we can to support our community.

“We are pleased to be able to offer schools and the community free access to online sports sessions and we will reinstate our foundation mobile number for anyone to call if they are struggling, or merely want to chat to somebody.

“I must also thank our funders, who have been outstanding with the support they have provided us. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide the excellent range of services that we do.”

All partner schools have automatically been offered free access to the sessions. For more information and to register your interest in receiving access to our structured online sports sessions, please contact: joanne.shepherd@srdfoundation.co.uk

The Foundation mobile number will be accessible during office hours: 07532042666

Salford Red Devils Foundation is the official charity partner of the Club and has been delivering innovative and wide-ranging programmes that enhance the opportunities of all, for the past 15 years and will continue to serve the community now, as it has done throughout the whole pandemic. Whether this is through delivering medical supplies and food packages to those in need and unable to get out, to feeding the homeless or providing free access to physical activity sessions, Salford Red Devils Foundation is there to support.

Salford Red Devils Foundation would like to thank their supportive funders at this time, who are helping delivery to those most vulnerable in society continue throughout the pandemic: 

 

The Foundation would also like to thank the partner organisations they collaborate with to deliver some outstanding programmes: