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Salford Red Devils launch 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend kit in partnership with Salford Royal

Salford Red Devils are delighted to partner with Salford Royal NHS Trust Foundation to bring you our limited-edition 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend shirt which will help raise vital funds for heart monitors for patients who have had a stroke.
The 2019 Salford Red Devils Dacia Magic Weekend shirt will be a limited-edition with just 500 shirts being produced. Salford Red Devils will be donating £5 to Salford Royal heart monitor fund for each shirt sold.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “We are really pleased to release our 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend shirt in support of a fantastic local cause.
“We have recently agreed a formal partnership with Salford Royal and this amazing shirt is a key element of that agreement.
“Helping a local cause has become something we’ve done every year via our Dacia Magic Weekend kits and that was a major part of our thought process behind this year’s design.
“I have no doubts that the Salford Red Devils faithful will show brilliant support for this kit and in turn raise funds for heart monitors at Salford Royal.”
Salford Royal‘s Chief Officer, James Sumner, said: “We are extremely honored to be chosen as the partner organisation for the club’s Magic Weekend. Heart monitors are extremely important items on our stroke unit and can help our staff identify if a patient is at risk of having another stroke.
“Over the years we’ve welcomed a number of Salford Red Devils players on visits to our wards and services, so we are extremely pleased to now develop this into a more formal collaboration to benefit our patients, staff and the club.”
Wild Thang Director, John Howarth, said: “Working with the Club has been fantastic since day one.
“When we were asked if we could submit some designs using the Salford Royal branding, it was a no-brainer.
“We’ve had some great social media interaction with fans, and I think they’re appreciative of what we are trying to do. We don’t just want to be another retail brand, but we want to fully commit to being partners and working together with the Club.
“We’re hopeful the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend shirt will be received as well as the home and away shirts, it generates some money for a great cause and Salford Red Devils come away from Anfield with a victory later in the year.”
2019 Salford Red Devils Squad Platinum and Gold members will have been contacted for their shirt sizes and messaging and will receive their shirt in due course. Silver members will use their unique Squad Builder reference number to claim their 10% discount on their shirt.
Please remember there are just 500 shirts to pre-order from. You will receive your 2019 Dacia Magic weekend shirt in the week leading up to our clash with Hull Kingston Rovers.
Pre-order yours HERE.
 
Tickets for the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend are still available to purchase with Salford Red Devils facing Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday 26th May – 1pm kick-off. You can purchase your tickets from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE.

Salford Red Devils to host ‘Salford Health Day’ in partnership with AJ Bell

Salford Red Devils and Salford Red Devils Foundation are delighted to announce we will be hosting ‘Salford Health Day’, in partnership with AJ Bell.
This event will be part of the community’s World Health Day celebrations, and take place at our upcoming home fixture against Hull FC on Sunday 7th April.
Salford Health Day, in partnership with AJ Bell, will be brought to you by Salford Red Devils and the Salford Red Devils Foundation in conjunction with:
Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford Council, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Oasis-GB, Salford Metropolitan Athletic Club, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, ABL Health, Salford University, Salford Community and Voluntary Services and AJ Bell.
As part of Salford Health Day, the aforementioned stakeholders have come together to help host health-related activities at the fixture against Hull FC.
Activities will include free health checks on the health bus, a health walk, instructor led bike ride, walking football and a 100-metre challenge where finalists will compete at half-time. Also, during the half-time break, there will a mass participation of tai chi which will be led from the field for supporters in attendance.
Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “This is a fantastic idea and I’d encourage people going to the match to take part in the free health checks and activities on offer. There are many activities that take place in the city each week that you can find more about. It promises to be a great family day out for all.”
 
Tickets for our game against Hull FC on Sunday 7th April are now available to purchase from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE.

Salford Red Devils confirm strategic partnership with Salford Royal

Salford Red Devils and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce a strategic partnership.  
Salford Red Devils have collaborated with Salford Royal to develop a new partnership which supports the Trust and the club’s ambition to be the leading Super League club owned by and serving the local community.
The partnership includes a range of health and wellbeing awareness raising activities with Salford Red Devils players and coaching staff engaging with patients and staff throughout the 2019 season. There will also be a special collaboration for the upcoming Magic weekend which will raise money for heart monitors on the Trust’s stroke unit.
Ian Blease, Salford Red Devils Director of Rugby and Operations, said: “As a community owned club we want to promote the values and positive contribution of the game of rugby league. We want to instil pride and enrich the lives of our community. Following our recent announcement with Salford University our partnership with the outstanding Salford Royal is another great step to be the best both on and off the pitch.”
Salford Royal‘s Chief Officer, James Sumner, said: “Over the years we’ve welcomed a number of Salford Red Devils players on visits to our wards and services so we are extremely pleased to now develop this into a more formal collaboration to benefit our patients, staff and the club. We are extremely honored to be chosen as the partner organisation for the club’s Magic Weekend. Heart monitors are extremely important items on our stroke unit and can help our staff identify if a patient is at risk of having another stroke. We have lots more exciting plans to work together in the pipeline, including supporting the Club at one of their upcoming fixtures and inviting players and club staff to Salford Royal to join forces with our staff on health and wellbeing initiatives.”

Salford Red Devils to host fourth Fan Focus Evening

Salford Red Devils can confirm we will be holding a Fan Focus Group on Thursday 14th March from 6pm to 8pm at the AJ Bell Stadium.
This will be the fourth Fan Focus Evening with the first three meetings helping the Club with recent initiatives such as our 2019 Season Tickets, Squad Builder initiative, the Willows Wall and our move to Sunday fixtures for the 2019 season.
If you’d be interested in attending the next Fan Focus Evening, please E-Mail enquiries@salfordreddevils.net to confirm your attendance. If you have any other questions or queries regarding the Fan Focus Evening, please E-Mail.
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 14th March as we continue to work with our fanbase to show that we are #TogetherStronger.
 
Tickets for Salford Red Devils next fixture against Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday 17th March are now available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. For ticket and coach details, click HERE.
Salford Red Devils next home fixture sees them welcome Wigan Warriors to the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday 24th March and you can purchase tickets from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. For ticket prices, click HERE.

Salford Red Devils join forces with XS Manchester

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce a new media partnership with the radio station for Manchester, XS Manchester. Joining forces to deliver exciting and engaging content on and off the pitch.
With a shared passion for Manchester’s music and sport, the Club are looking forward to XS Manchester’s involvement with Salford Red Devils brand new match day experience and seeing the relationship grow.
The partnership will take place across multiple platforms, with presenter involvement, giveaways, on air advertising, pitch side branding and much more, throughout the 2019 Betfred Super League Season.
Watch this space!
 

Community | Salford Red Devils celebrate World Book week at St Phillip’s

Earlier this week Salford Red Devils visited local primary school St Phillip’s C of E to read to the children as part of the World Book Week.
Salford stars Rob Lui, Joey Lussick, Mark Flanagan, Ken Sio, Lee Mossop and Greg Burke were accompanied by Head Coach Ian Watson and read to age groups from Reception to Year 5. The Red Devils were promoting reading at a young age and the importance of having male role models to the next generation.
The lads read books on a range of topics from dinosaurs to grandparents with Greg Burke getting through three books and Rob Lui staying behind to continue reading to his class who loved the ‘Star Man’s’ entertainment.
Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “It’s fantastic to have the lads out in the community and doing activities with youngsters such as reading to them as part of World Book Week.
“We’ve got a great group of players at the moment who are more than willing to put themselves out into the community of Salford and promote fantastic initiatives such as this.
“It is important that children are reading from a young age and having positive male role models showing them that reading is enjoyable and beneficial can only help promote that in and around Salford.”
 
Remember, if you have a child under the age of 11, they can claim a FREE Junior Season Ticket for the remainder of our 2019 Betfred Super League season. Just visit the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or call 0161 786 1570 now.

Salford Red Devils enter exciting partnership with Bupa

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm an exciting new partnership with Bupa UK which will see the healthcare provider sponsor the pitch side team.
Bupa UK recently opened its largest office, Bupa Place, in Salford Quays and, much like Salford Red Devils, is looking to work closely with the Salford community. Across the UK, Bupa has around 2.2m insurance customers, provides care to 3.3m customers within its dental centres, health clinics and Bupa Cromwell Hospital, and has 6,800 residents across care homes and retirement villages.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “This is a really exciting and promising partnership for both parties.
“With a big part of Bupa’s UK business being based at Salford Quays it makes complete sense for us to link-up with them as we continue to embed ourselves further into the Salford community.
“We’re delighted to now be partnered with a globally recognisable brand like Bupa and it shows a real ambition from the Club.
“We’re continuing to welcome new businesses and partners to Salford Red Devils all the time and this is just a sign of the positive direction the Club is moving in.”
Wayne Close, General Manager, Bupa Health Services, said: “Our new building in Salford Quays, Bupa Place, houses over 2,000 employees which makes us a major employer in the area. With this comes a responsibility to support our local community and we’re delighted to partner with the Salford Red Devils.
“This is part of a growing range of initiatives we are now looking to develop for residents of Salford and throughout Manchester.”
Bupa’s branding will feature on the pitch side team throughout the 2019 season which includes Assistant Coach Martin Gleeson and the medical team.

Salford Red Devils Fan Fit App has huge impact on supporters

A Salford Red Devils fan has lost over three stone in weight in just a few months thanks to our new fitness app designed for sports fans and now he’s looking to tackle the London marathon.
Fan Fit is a project from the University of Salford which allows apps to be created for organisations such as sports clubs. The app contains club information, social media feeds, records walking and running to allow fans to create a friendly competition with prizes up for grabs. Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club were the first club to sign-up to be partners for the app and our fans have been competing with each other for the past few months, offering up some incredible results.
Salford Red Devils fan Russell Chesters won himself a 2019 Season Ticket via the December competition after amounting almost one million steps and losing weight as a result.
Russell Chesters said: “I was trying to get fitter anyway, then I heard about the app. It has really helped with getting me motivated. I’ve lost close to three stone since I signed up and I did just short of a million steps in a month. I’m really competitive so it has really helped me to get motivated as the competition element really helps me.
“Every fan should have it. I’m doing the London marathon later this year and this app is helping me get ready for it.”
Fellow fan Dean Midgely won the January competition after losing half-a-stone.
Dean Midgely said: “I wanted to get fit and I’m very competitive, so I thought let’s go for it. It’s really worked for me.”
In total – since the app launched – over 600 fans have downloaded and signed up totalling around 200 million steps in total. The North West, as a whole, recently came near the bottom of the league tables for health and fitness; with rates of heart disease and stroke among the highest in the country. Sports clubs in the region believe they could be doing more to combat this, as a duty of care to their fans and Fan Fit could play a huge part in that.
Dr Alex Fenton, project lead of Fan Fit, from the University of Salford Business School, said: “It’s been received really well by Salford Red Devils fans so far and it makes me really proud that a University project has made a difference to people’s lives in this way, hearing all these stories just makes it worthwhile. We will learn from this and keep improving the app to make it even more engaging and getting fans to think a bit more about their fitness.”
As well as the fitness tracker, step leagues and digital badges, the app provides video, social and news feeds so fans can keep in touch with the latest club news while keeping fit at the same time.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “It is great that so many fans have signed up this app and are doing such a huge amount of exercise. Congratulations to all the winners so far. A lot of fans from all clubs and sports just come to matches, maybe after being in the pub, and watch athletes run around the pitch without doing any exercise themselves.
“At Salford Red Devils, we want to try to change that and this could be one great way of doing just that. If we can get more fans to become more active thanks to this app then it will be worthwhile.”
Salford Red Devils are encouraging our fans to get involved. All that is needed is a smartphone, either Android or iOS.
You can download Salford Red Devils Fan Fit now on Android or iPhone by clicking HERE.
Any other Club that wants to sign-up to Fan Fit and help their supporters shed a few pounds should contact Dr Alex Fenton at a.fenton@salford.ac.uk.
Watch the video from the Salford University Takeover Day below:

Salford Red Devils Foundation back Hate Crime Awareness

Recently Salford Red Devils Foundation were proud to support ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week’ with this initiative launching at our game against London Broncos.
The initiative is designed to help the community develop a better understanding of what hate crime is and how to go about reporting it. In addition, it will also promote a zero-tolerance attitude towards hate crime and extremism.
Salford Red Devils Foundation Manager, Neil Blackburn, said: “Hate crime awareness week is something that we are proud to support, and we feel it is crucial that both the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Club get behind this campaign.
“Outside the AJ Bell Stadium, against London, we had a mini festival to help us launch our programme and promote hate crime awareness week.
“Salford Red Devils Foundation will then be delivering community sessions to spread the message of ‘spread love not hate’.
“The Salford Red Devils first team players will be an integral part of this campaign and we will be looking to get them out in our surrounding areas to promote this meaningful cause to the community.”
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted because of hostility or prejudice in relation to the following protected characteristics:

  • Disability
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity
  • Alternative sub-culture hate crime

You can report hate crimes by:

Hate crime has no place in Salford. Everyone has the right to feel safe valued and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination against all protected characteristics.
Salford Red Devils Foundation is proud to support this campaign and we’d like to ask you to back this campaign via social media using #WeStandTogether.

Gameday Information | Salford Red Devils vs St Helens | Thursday 28th February

Everything you need to know ahead of Salford Red Devils vs St Helens.
Key information
Salford Red Devils will host St Helens in our third home game of the 2019 Betfred Super League season on Thursday 28th February. The game is set to kick-off at 7:45pm.
The West and South Stands will be open for home fans on Thursday evening while the travelling St Helens supporters will be situated in the East Stand.
Ticketing
You can purchase tickets for Thursday’s game against St Helens at the Club Ticket Office prior to kick-off. You must purchase a ticket as oppose to paying on the turnstile. Remember, ticket prices will rise by £2 on gameday, so we’d encourage supporters to purchase their tickets ahead of Thursday. You can purchase online, HERE.
2019 Season Tickets are valid for the fixture and if you are yet to collect your 2019 Season Ticket you can do so before Thursday’s game from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office.
If you are a member of a community club who has received a FREE Junior Season Ticket this week and sent off your form, you will be able to collect your 2019 Season Ticket from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office prior to Thursday’s game against St Helens.
We now have more availability in the 1873 Suite for Salford Red Devils to purchase 2019 Season Tickets on a pro-rata basis for our VIP area. You can purchase a 2019 Season Ticket for the 1873 Suite if you visit the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office before 5pm on Thursday. Alternatively, you could purchase over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. For prices and more details click HERE.
Tickets for our next away fixture at Catalans Dragons on Saturday 9th March at Stade Gilbert Brutus are now available to purchase at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office following full-time of Thursday’s game. Ticket details and prices can be seen HERE. 
Our following two home games against Wigan Warriors on Sunday 24th March and Hull FC on Sunday 7th April are also now on-sale and will be available at the AJ Bell Stadium following full-time of Thursday’s game. However, you can get yours now by calling 0161 786 1570 or by clicking HERE.
Stadium and Security  
AJ Bell Stadium turnstiles will be open for general admission at 6:30pm.
If you are an 1873 Season Ticket holder you can gain access via the Main Reception from 5:30pm. You must be wrist-banded on entry to gain access to the 1873 Suite.
The smoking pens at either end of the West Stand will be open for fans to use. These will be open before the game and close as the first half gets underway. The smoking pens will re-open ten minutes before half-time and close as the second half gets underway.
Please remember that all bags must be checked on entry to the AJ Bell Stadium.
Transport and Parking
The Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust are in action for Thursday’s fixture against St Helens. Both the RD1 and RD2 have brand-new quicker routes for the 2019 season with both journeys now only taking approximately 45 minutes. Please note the pick-up times will be for a 19:45pm kick-off on Thursday evening.
To book your place on either service, click HERE.
Car parking is available at the AJ Bell Stadium and is priced at £6 per car. Seasonal car park passes are valid for this fixture.
Club Shop
Unfortunately, WildThang won’t be at this evening’s fixture against St Helens but will be returning at our next home game against Wigan Warriors on Sunday 24th March.
However, WildThang will be bringing us a ‘Wild Five Minutes’ at half-time of Thursday’s game as Dr Devil will be firing shirts into the crowd with one containing a golden ticket for an amazing prize at our next home game!
Remember, you can still purchase your Salford Red Devils merchandise via the online store, HERE.
Hospitality and Club 13 
All guests who are dining at Thursday’s fixture against St Helens whether that be in our Platinum Club or in the executive boxes can enter via Reception from 5:30pm onwards. Again, all guests will need to wrist-banded on entry.
Guests at our Club 13 networking event will also enter via Reception from 5:30pm onwards.
Marquee and Catering
The marquee will be open from 5:30pm and DJ Andy Steele will be entertaining both the Salford Red Devils and St Helens supporters pre and post-match while you soak up the atmosphere.
Salford Red Devils along with Elior are delighted to confirm there is a fantastic offer of £3 on all pints following the game – stay behind and enjoy DJ Andy Steele with excellent prices.
Salford University will also be bringing their speed-reaction game for fans to test their agility in the lead-up to the game.
Catering vans will also be positioned in both the outside forecourt and area between the West and South stands. Kiosks inside the stands will open from 6:30pm.
Forecourt Activity
The Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust will have a table in the forecourt where they will be selling previous editions of ‘The Red Devil’ from the games against London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos. They will also be signing up members.
Pre-Game Entertainment
Ahead of Thursday’s game, the ‘Red Angels’ will be performing a dual-performance with the ‘Saints Angels’ as part of the pre-game entertainment. Make sure to show them some support!
Half-Time Activity
At half-time, we will see the debut of WildThang’s ‘Wild Five Minutes’ which will see Club mascot Dr Devil fire t-shirts into the crowd with our brand-new t-shirt cannon with one shirt containing a golden ticket for a prize at an upcoming Salford Red Devils fixture.
The ‘Red Angels’ and ‘Saints Angels’ will also be performing again at half-time.
The Red Devil
‘The Red Devil’ will return for the third issue of the season and this week’s cover star and focus of the big interview is Jansin Turgut and don’t forget you will collect your third token of the season to earn a signed match ball at the end of the season!
Also, in this week’s issue, we sit down with Derrell Olpherts to put him in profile, we speak to Club Videographer Cari Morris, Salford Red Devils fan Nathan Archer as well as looking at our opponents St Helens and getting the latest from Ian Watson, Salford Red Devils Foundation and Gold Line Draw.
Special Guest
Jackson Yamba and his son – who were the victims of a racial attack on their property in Salford recently – will be guests in our Platinum Club and will bring the ball onto the field pre-match.
Make sure to give them a warm welcome and show them what the community of Salford is really like!