Author: David Pennington

Assistant Physio Vacancy

Assistant Physio Vacancy


An exciting opportunity as arisen to join Betfred Super League Europe club the Salford Red Devils.


Dependent on experience and qualifications.


AJ Bell Stadium, Eccles, Manchester

Contract type

Fixed Term Contract (Full time)

Closing date

October 21st, 2022


Job Description

Working in an elite sporting environment, the post holder will be responsible for the club’s players on the day to day running within the physiotherapist department alongside the clubs Head Physiotherapist, and other department colleagues reporting to the Director of Rugby & Operations. The successful candidate will apply themselves on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of the clubs player injuries as well as ongoing maintenance treatments of non-injured players. The post-holder will be expected to be work/time flexible and attend the club’s fixtures as instructed (home and/or away & abroad) including pre-match preparation, match cover and post-match assessments/ treatments.


The successful applicant should have a passion for treatment and rehabilitation and an understanding of the demands of elite professional sport. They should also have a supportive understanding of full confidentiality and the nature of working alongside elite athletes on a daily basis.


Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Physiotherapist medical provision alongside the Head Physiotherapist, Assistant Physiotherapist and Lead Soft Tissue Therapist.
  2. Assist with the rehabilitation of long term injured players.
  3. Plan and implement injury prevention programs and return to play protocols for injured club players.
  4. Work closely with the rest of the Department to provide support on all tasks for the Physiotherapist and Medical Department.
  5. Attend club fixtures and assist and on pre-game preparation, medical cover throughout the game and post-game injury assessments.
  6. To maintain professional governing body standards at all times.
  7. To oversee administrative jobs required as needed for an effective and efficient department.
  8. 8. To maintain and hold up to date and comprehensive qualifications as stated in professional body guidelines.
  9. 9. Maintain standards of clinical hygiene and cleanliness at all times.
  10. 1 Respect and maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  11. 1 Keep detailed daily and up to date medical records on the progress of each injured player.
  12. 1 To undertake any other reasonable duties at the discretion of the Club
  13. 1 Contribute to a seven day a week treatment service to the First Team Squad (if required).

The above list is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the department.


Essential Criteria

  • 2 years post graduate experience in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Experience in planning and delivery of rehabilitation programmes to elite
  • BSc in Physiotherapy.
  • Valid HCPC and CSP registrations
  • Registered (with immediate effect) for work within the UK.
  • Valid UK driving license


Desirable Criteria

  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in sport.
  • Medical Management on The Field of Play (IMMOFP) qualification or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the principles of sports science.


How to apply

Applications should be sent to and are to include your CV with a short covering letter. Applications will close on 21st October 2022.


2022 Play-off Eliminator Ticket Information

Salford Red Devils face Huddersfield Giants in the second Betfred Super League play-off eliminator on Saturday afternoon.

After such an outstanding campaign, Paul Rowley’s side have booked their spot in the top six and are certainly a team to fear for the rest of the pack. Playing such free-flowing and exciting rugby, fans and pundits alike have pitched the Red Devils as a real underdog.

In the previous meeting between the two sides, Salford ground out a 33-16 victory in the baking AJ Bell Stadium sun and all but secured their spot in the play-offs.

Ticket Information:

Available until Wednesday 7th September: season ticket discount is available from the stadium or online through your network account. Each person will need to be a season ticket holder to qualify for the discount.

Can’t make it to the stadium before 4pm on Wednesday? Log in to your member area and book your tickets online to qualify for the season ticket discount before midnight on Wednesday.

You can collect your pre-purchased tickets from 1pm until 8pm Thursday or from 10am until 3pm on Friday. Orders cannot be placed after 3pm on Friday. Tickets bought on match-day from John Smith’s Stadium are cash only and from the turnstiles, not the ticket office. We strongly advice to purchase your tickets from the AJ Bell Stadium before travelling.

Due to postal service strikes, tickets are for collection from the stadium only.

John Smith’s Stadium – Saturday 10th Sep KO 1PM

Season Ticket Holders (available until Wednesday 7th September):

Adult: £16

65+: £9

U17: £1


Non-season ticket holder: £21

Adult: £21

65+: £16

U17: £5

u5: FREE

Matchday – Away fans cash at the turnstiles only):

Adult: £25

65+: £20

U17: £10



AJ Bell Ticket Office Opening Times:

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

As the curtain comes down at the end of another pulsating Betfred Super League regular season, the Dream Team, as voted for by the Man of Steel panellists, has been unveiled. This year’s line-up includes six debutants as well as five players who have retained their place from 2021’s Dream Team. Super League’s top try scorer in 2022 Bevan French joins teammates Liam Farrell and the ever-exciting Jai Field, who takes the Full Back position with his debut appearance. Amongst the other debutants are Salford Red Devils duo, Brodie Croft and Tim Lafai whose talents have helped Salford reach the Play-Offs and give them another tilt at reaching the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

James Roby, who recently announced he would play on in 2023, returns to Hooker for the first time since 2018. This marks Roby’s seventh appearance in the Dream Team and puts him joint second on the all-time Dream Team appearance list, with Andy Farrell, Keiron Cunningham and Sean O’Loughlin.

Roby is joined in the team by three of his League Leaders’ Shield winning St Helens side including Morgan Knowles at oose Forward position for an impressive fourth consecutive year.

Man of Steel Panellist, and member of the 1999 Dream Team, Barrie McDermott said: “Being on the Man of Steel panel and working for Sky Sports means I’ve had the opportunity to watch these fantastic athletes showing some amazing skills week-in-week-out throughout the season.

“Seeing five players retain their place in the team from 2021 shows the talent and consistency on display in Super League. A special mention must go to Morgan Knowles who is quickly making the loose forward position after a fourth straight pick in the team.

“It’s fantastic to see that Mikolaj Oledzki is developing into a first class forward and challenges his peers every week. He has been an imposing presence for his club all year and a debut appearance is very deserved.

“Alongside the familiar faces it is great to see new talent rewarded with a place in the team and all six debutants this season should all be very proud to join the Dream Team list.”

Betfred Super League Dream Team 2022

With Dream Team heritage number:

  1. Jai Field, Wigan Warriors (200)
  2. Bevan French, Wigan Warriors (186)
  3. Tim Lafai, Salford Red Devils (194)
  4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Hull KR (201)
  5. Ken Sio, Salford Red Devils (194)
  6. Jack Welsby, St Helens (195)
  7. Brodie Croft, Salford Red Devils (203)
  8. Alex Walmsley, St Helens (148)
  9. James Roby, St Helens (94)
  10. Mikolaj Oledzki, Leeds Rhinos (204)
  11. Chris McQueen, Huddersfield Giants (205)
  12. Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors (150)
  13. Morgan Knowles, St Helens (185)

Photos from the media event on Sunday 4th September at the AJ Bell Stadium on this link.

£10 Adult Tickets and Kids Go Free* (T&C apply)

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 AJ Bell 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.

Loan Signing: Ben Hellewell signs from Featherstone Rovers

Salford Red Devils can confirm the signing of Ben Hellewell on a two week loan from Featherstone Rovers following a tough Magic Weekend fixture adding to injuries.

Paul Rowley comments;

“Ben has played with several of our players before and, as well as having their respect, he has also taken no time at all to settle in. He’s a very experienced player who has fantastic character and work ethic. On behalf of the team we’re delighted to welcome him into our group.”

Tickets are available now for Round 19 Salford V Catalans on Sunday 17th July. Tickets also include Salford Red Devils Women’s team as they take on Hull KR with kick off at 12.30pm. It’s set to be a great day for rugby league fans and a fantastic opportunity to see both the men’s and women’s squads take to the field. Don’t miss it.

Potential Boost for Rugby League in the Region

Following recent news reports regarding a proposal to purchase the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford Red Devils board of directors met this week with local business owner Sebastian Gerrard to discuss plans.

The proposal to the council is in its early stages, however, Sebastian would like to buy the AJ Bell stadium and secure it as the home of the Red Devils, furthermore, he has expressed his interest in potentially investing in the club to secure its status at the elite level of Super League.

Salford Red Devils Managing Director Paul King commented on the discussions;

“It’s no secret that Salford Red Devils operate without a benefactor in Super League and with that a much leaner financial situation. Further investment would unlock potential as an elite sports organisation in the Salford and Greater Manchester region. I welcome these talks, especially as Salford Red Devils is a community club, when business owners like Sebastian are local. Personally, I wish Sebastian every success with the proposal as it is further evidence that rugby league is a valued asset to this region.’’

The AJ Bell Stadium has been the home of Salford Red Devils rugby league team for ten years. With a second local team Swinton Lions already using the stadium facilities, it is playing an important role in community rugby league within the region. A potential stadium move has been on the agenda for Salford Red Devils, but there will be no changes for the remainder of this season or the 2023 season. Season ticket holders and fans can expect to remain at the AJ Bell Stadium for the near future.

Further updates on this ongoing situation will be provided by the club, but there is no further comment at this stage.

‘Forces for a Fiver’

Round 15 of the 2022 Betfred Super League is our Armed Forces Appreciation event in partnership with our Match Sponsor ‘Irwin Mitchell‘ their partner Healthier Heroes, and special guests ‘ABF The Soldiers Charity‘.

Friday 10th June sees a much-anticipated rematch as Wigan Warriors come to the AJ Bell Stadium for the first time this season. The first game was live on Channel 4 who remarked it was the best game they had shown so far this year. Even England Cricket legend Ben Stokes was moved to comment publicly about how good the game was. It was a close-fought battle and Salford narrowly missed out on the win. Now, the rematch!

Friday 10th of June, Salford Red Devils V Wigan Warriors here at the AJ Bell Stadium. The pre-match activity starts in the afternoon with announcements coming soon.


Round 15 Ticket Offers:

Forces for a Fiver

As a special thank you to those who serve or have served as part of our armed forces, we have a special ticket price of £5* when booked online.

To book ‘forces for a fiver’ tickets, click here. Terms and conditions apply and can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you haven’t booked before see the how-to guide here.

Uniformed Youth Groups

A limited number of tickets are being given to local uniformed youth groups (Scouts & Guides etc) on this link to apply for free tickets. Not all applications will be successful, you will receive confirmation via email about how to claim your tickets. Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3rd June.


‘Forces for a Fiver’ Terms and Conditions

1. ‘Forces for a fiver’ can only be used online and identification must be shown at the turnstiles to validate your ticket. 2. The discount is applicable to the price of admission tickets only, discount is applied prior to booking fees. 3. Offer can only be applied/redeemed one time only. 4. Subject to our general Terms and Conditions available on our website. 5. Not transferable or redeemable for cash, credit, exchanged or sold. 6. Valid until 12 pm Friday 10th June 2022. 7. Only to be used for Salford V Wigan Round 15 of the 2022 Betfred Super League at the AJ Bell Stadium. 8. Salford Red Devils reserve the right to remove this offer at any time. 9. Cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. 10. Offer cannot be applied to previously booked tickets.


‘Rugby League Cares’ helps Red Devils Tackle the Tough Stuff

Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers fans are invited to Tackle The Tough Stuff with Rugby League Cares on Friday evening when the charity’s tour bus rolls into the AJ Bell Stadium.

The bus features a fascinating mobile display of rare Rugby League memorabilia and provides an opportunity to learn more about the work of RL Cares and the RL Benevolent Fund, two charities which make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people in Rugby League communities every year.

Rugby League Cares staff including the charity’s head, Chris Rostron, and Player Welfare Director Steve McCormack will be on hand to answer any questions about the organisation, whilst former Salford player Robbie Hunter-Paul will be available to chat about mental fitness.

Robbie is one of a host of retired players who work with Rugby League Cares delivering programmes like Offload and Movember Ahead of the Game that enhance the lives of people young and old.

Rugby League Cares and Salford Red Devils Foundation have been delivering Offload sessions for the last five years and have had an amazing impact on men across the city and the wider Great Manchester area, and Robbie will share some of the tools and techniques that make the programme such a huge success.

The bus will be at the AJ Bell Stadium from 6pm when youngsters can have their face painted and grab some special Rugby League Cares try cards.

This year over 30,000 young people will take in Movember Ahead of the Game, a programme delivered by Rugby League Cares as part of Rugby League World Cup Mental Fitness Charter that sets out to ensure the stars of tomorrow grow to become as healthy, happy and successful as they can be, both on and off the field.

Rugby League Cares also takes care of the sport’s historical records and collections, which are housed in a state-of-the-art facility within Heritage Quay at the University of Huddersfield, and runs the Rugby League Hall of Fame, which currently features the 28 greatest players in the history of Rugby League.

The Rugby League Benevolent Fund provides critical and lifelong support to players (and their families) who have suffered life-changing injury on the field of play.  Whilst it performs a function of RL Cares, it remains independent with its own board of trustees who manage and distribute ring-fenced funds to seriously injured players in both the professional and community games.

For more information about the work of Rugby League Cares and the Rugby League Benevolent Fund please visit

Rugby League Cares relies on grant aid and public donations to keep making a difference to the lives of people in Rugby League communities: to make a donation to the charity please visit

CDX Security provide firm footing for Women’s Rugby League

CDX Security Deliver New Boots for Salford Red Devils Women's Rugby League team

CDX Security are usually supplying high-quality security services but recently called at Salford Red Devils to deliver something slightly different. Following an amazing run of performances for the Salford Red Devils Women’s team, some of the players boots were a little worse for wear. The CDX Security team, who are a supporter of rugby league in the community,  stepped in to supply new rugby boots for the players in need.

The family-owned business, CDX Security, have been supplying clients across the UK with market-leading security services and solutions for over ten years. In that time they have also been supporters of rugby league, proudly worn on the Salford Red Devils kit as shirt sleeve sponsor.


Christian Roddy of CDX Security said,

“The Salford Red Devils women’s team have had a fantastic start to their first-ever season. It clearly shows how much work they put in if they’ve worn out their boots already! We were happy to get involved and play a role in the team’s continued success. We wish the team all the best for their next games and progression in the League Cup this summer”

Vice-Captain Vannessa Hadley, Darcey Price and Abi Collins were among three players to receive new boots. Darcey Price commented,

“The new boots will be put to good use very soon, we can’t wait to get back onto the field this Sunday and try them out.”

Salford Red Devils wish to thank CDX Security for their continued support of rugby league.

CDX Security Deliver New Boots for Salford Red Devils Women's Rugby League team

(Left to right) Elliot Roddy of CDX Security, Salford Red Devils; Abi Collins, Darcey Price & Vannessa Hadley and Christian Roddy also of CDX Security

The next fixture for the current league-leaders women’s team is Sunday 29th May when they play Oulton Raidettes away. A full list of fixtures can be found here: Women’s Fixtures

Their last game match report can be found here.