The Salford Red Devils Foundation have successfully held six ‘Master Class’ training camps over a three-week period with the help of several first team players.
Robert Lui, Junior Sa’u, Olsi Krasniqi and George Griffin held sessions last week before Lui again got involved alongside currently injured trio Lee Mossop, Mark Flanagan and Lama Tasi.
Children took part in a range of activities designed to develop rugby skills before being taught from by the pros. A ‘try of the day’ competition was also run on the Salford Red Devils Twitter account to show off the skills they had learned.
The Salford Red Devils Foundation also donated rugby equipment to local community clubs Salford City Roosters, Cadishead Rhinos and Langworthy Reds last weekend to continue to help the growth of young rugby league talent in Salford and the surrounding areas.
The Red Devils Foundation masterclasses have received some excellent feedback from the children who took part as well as parents on social media.
Here are some of the comments from Twitter:
“Mark had a brilliant 2 days. Can hardly believe the number of first team players that turned up to help the other great coaches. Thank you.” – @TonyTheExile
“I’ve had a great time big thanks to all the coaches and players I’ve met over the past few days anni x” – @jpeckersley
“It is my sons on it and came home last night buzzing” – @Williams28Garry
“Thanks very much – my 2 lads loved it! They’re shattered now though” – @999mandysmith
“That’s my boy! Fantastic couple of days training, he loved it so much – what a brilliant experience. Thanks to all at Salford!” – @HethT
“Fantastic gesture by the players. Sure the kids enjoyed it” – @Grahamj1948