Category: Community

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Salford Red Devils are giving all supporters the opportunity to express what is most important to them about their club.

The findings will help inform decisions on the image of Salford Red Devils and the manner in which the brand is presented going forward.

Input from supporters is a crucial part of this process, with Salford Red Devils’ status as a community club forming an integral part of its identity.

Supporters are therefore asked to submit details of their favourite ever Salford Red Devils moment, shirt, player and badge, along with an explanation of how they first became a fan and 50 words on what Salford Red Devils means to them.

Submissions should be emailed to: enquiries@salfordreddevils.net by midnight on Sunday 23 August, with the subject line ‘Supporter Opinion’.

RED DEVILS FOUNDATION RAISE £2K FOR NHS

Salford Red Devils Foundation have raised £2,000 during lockdown for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
The money was raised through the SRD Foundation’s t-shirt sales of the “tee for hope” campaign, to support Salford Royal during the Covid-19 pandemic.
SRD Foundation director Neil Blackburn said: “We originally wanted to engage our fanbase by running a t-shirt design competition during lockdown and when we saw the design, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to show our support and appreciation for the NHS at this time.
“We want to work together with the NHS to show our support and hopefully make a difference in the local community, especially in times like these.”
The Club’s foundation, along with t-shirt designer Erin Ellaby and her family, presented Salford Royal with a cheque late last week.
Ellaby said: “It’s really important to me, because we’ve had a lot of family who have come here, and this money will go towards helping other people as well.”
Lisa Halden Fundraising Administrator at Salford Royal said: “It’s amazing to see the community coming together and donating.
“We will put the money towards a number of different projects! We’re looking into getting new equipment for some of the wards, meeting areas and family areas.
“It’s been a very challenging time in the NHS, but we have some true heroes at Salford Royal and it is nice that the community has wanted to give something back to them.”
NHS staff and all other Blue Light Card holders will be granted free entry to the Red Devils’ Betfred Super League home matches for the remainder of the season, following the return of crowds.

SUPERJOSH & RED DEVILS ASSEMBLE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to be partnering with SuperJosh for Friday’s superhero celebration.
The Red Devils host Hull Kingston Rovers in their last match of the regular season and are encouraging supporters to come in fancy dress of any kind.
The celebration is being held in memory of the club’s superhero fan Josh Wilson.
Elior will be offering reduced prices on Foster’s, Strongbow, John Smith’s to anyone wearing fancy dress, in the marquee at the AJ Bell Stadium, up until 6:45pm
Salford Red Devils director Paul King said: “This season has given us plenty of reasons to celebrate, so we’re encouraging all supporters to join in the fun and wear fancy dress on Friday.
“Working in partnership with SuperJosh on this is fantastic and something we hope to make a tradition.
“We continue to have a close connection to the charity, with the Red Angels recently joining them at Manchester Pride and SuperJosh sponsoring George Griffin.
“This event should help further raise awareness and direct our supporters towards the charity, as well as add to the fun of this week’s match.”
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity (charity reg number 1151518) continues to help children, young people and their families in his legacy.
Josh’s mum Dawn Fidler is a finalist in the Inspirational Women category at the Enterprise Vision Awards, for her work with the charity.
To find out more about the charity and donate, visit: www.joshwilson.org.uk
Tickets for Friday’s match at the AJ Bell Stadium are available for purchase now, with adult tickets available from just £20. Click HERE to purchase.

Free tickets to Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers supporters

Salford Red Devils are offering Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers season ticket holders free entry to tomorrow night’s Super League fixture against Warrington Wolves, kick-off 7:45pm.
Supporters of the North West football clubs have been invited to the AJ Bell Stadium, following news of the financial difficulties that have threatened their survival.
Free tickets for the double-header, which also includes a celebrity football match before the rugby league kick-off, can be collected from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office.
Bury FC and Bolton Wanderers fans must bring their season ticket and photo ID to claim their free ticket (accepting season tickets from the previous football season).
The offer will be available for both of our two remaining scheduled home games of the season on Thursday 29th August and Sunday 15th September (with our final Hull KR fixture subject to change).
Salford Red Devils director Paul King said: “Like so many other clubs in professional sport, we have been saddened by the plights of Bury and Bolton supporters.
“Salford Red Devils fans know better than most, how awful they must be feeling and at a time when they will be in constant worry, we wanted to offer a distraction.
“With a celebrity football match on before our game against Warrington, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to let those fans get together, as they have done so many times before.
“It’s a simple gesture of solidarity on our part.
The Jet2 TV All Stars will be taking part in a football match at 6pm, ahead of the Super League clash.
Tickets will be available from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office.
 

Inside Ireland: Salford Red Devils training camp

Salford Red Devils visited the town of Newport in Ireland last week to undergo a four-day training camp, filled with team building activities and community visits.
The team travelled from Liverpool to Knock for the training camp after an unfortunate loss to Hull Kingston Rovers back in May, saw the Red Devils knocked-out of the Challenge Cup run, leaving them with a break for last week’s Challenge Cup semi-final.
First on the agenda, was a three-hour bike ride to put the Red Devils through their paces along the Greenway Trail from Newport to Achill Island.


The bike ride, courtesy of Greenway Bike Hire, saw the players riding through the Irish hills and fields before stopping at McLoughlins for a Salford Red Devils pool competition.
Head Coach Ian Watson seemed hopeful to be crowned Pool Champion, only to be knocked-out in the first round by Physio Rob.


It was an early 7am start the following day to head down to the Westport Rugby Union Club for a training session with the Ireland Rugby League International Under-19s.
The players started with a warm-up and a light game of football before the Red Devils showed the under-19s a full training session under the watch of Ian Watson and Greg Brown.


The club enjoyed hosting the under-19s Irish Internationals and would like to thank Sam Cullen, Sean O’Sullivan, James Reynolds, Kevin Varga, James Mulvaney, Eoin Creaby and the coaching staff for getting involved.
Casey Dunne and Paul Varga, Under-19s coaching staff said: “We were very glad for our u19s Irish international players to be able to train with such a great team.
“The club’s Longhorns, Barrowcudas and Tribesmen would like to thank everyone at Salford for this opportunity.”

A morning of training was soon followed by an afternoon of golf at Westport golf club.
Salford players and coaching staff had the opportunity to play 18 holes at the golf club, with Joey Lussick and Krisnan Inu winning a controversial final hole against Greg Johnson and Ken Sio.
Salford then travelled over to the Burrishule GAA Club to meet with children and adults in the local community to talk about the growth of Rugby League in Ireland.

The club would like to thank Newport Hotel County Mayo for hosting the team and the staff during our visit to Ireland, and thanks to Rockies, McLoughlins, Grannie Vaile, Nevins Tieror and The Helm for providing food and drinks during the visit.

RISING STAR SESSIONS TO RUN IN AUGUST

Salford Red Devils Foundation will be holding two Rising Star coaching sessions in August.
 
The sessions will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium, on the 3G pitch and will be open to children in Years 6-8.
Salford Red Devils Foundation head of youth Danny Barton said: “We’re really excited for this year’s Rising Star sessions.
“It will allow players from across the area to come together and develop their skills in a different environment.
“With the club relaunching its reserves setup in 2019, players in the local area can now see a clear pathway to the Super League side.
“For this reason, we’re even more eager to get players involved with ourselves from an early age.”
 
The Rising Star sessions will be held 10-12 on Tuesday 6th August and Thursday 8th August.
 
Players are requested to bring a water bottle and suitable footwear for the 3G surface, as well as anything they may require for contact rugby.
 
If you would like to book on, please email joanne.shepherd@salfordreddevils.net with the following:
 
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Marvel-lous Gesture For Jansin & Petro

On Thursday evening, Salford Red Devils face the Huddersfield Giants in a crucial Super League battle at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The Giants desperately need a win to avoid being dragged into the relegation battle, with the Red Devils looking upwards at a play-off spot.
However, such battles are not confined to the field of play. Ex-Red Devil Jansin Turgut is facing a long & very painful fight to recover from his catastrophic injuries, while Peter & Jenna Dixon, parents of 10-year-old Cadishead Rhino Petro, are in all our thoughts after the tragic & untimely loss of their boy on 23rdJune.
A fundraising raffle, with the proceeds shared between the online pages setup up for Jansin & Petro, will be taking place before & during our game on Thursday evening.
A Red Devils supporter has donated two unique sets of NRL Marvel Superhero shirts as prizes.
One set is the original 2014 issue of five Superheroes made up of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk & Wolverine.
The other set of nine is from the 2017 NRL season and was the third & final set ever to be issued. It added the likes of Spider-Man, Ant Man, Iron Fist & Falcon to the original set.

The popularity of these shirts meant they are now sold out & sets like these are simply not available anywhere.
Raffle tickets will be on sale outside reception for at least an hour before the game, before moving to the 1873 lounge during half-time.
14 winning tickets will be drawn post-match and the winning ticket numbers will be announced across our social media platforms.
Winners can collect their prize from outside main reception up to 20 minutes after the match and in between office hours at the Stadium after.
All funds raised on the night will be immediately donated to the fundraising pages set up for Jansin & Petro.
To donate to Jansin or Petro’s family, see below:
Jansin’s medical fund: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8eVOKdg6S8
Petro’s funeral fund: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/petrodixon