SEASON SUSPENSION STATEMENT – PAUL KING

Salford Red Devils director Paul King has issued a statement following yesterday’s announcement that Betfred Super League fixtures have been suspended, initially until 3rd April.

This followed the latest Government advice regarding social contact and mass gatherings.

King joined officials from all Super League clubs to discuss a range of contingency plans with the RFL at yesterday’s board meeting in Huddersfield.

King said: “Yesterday’s decision to suspend the competition was a difficult one for all clubs, but I assure you, the correct decision was made.

“Above all else, focus must turn to doing whatever is in our power to help protect one another. Look after your families and neighbours throughout this difficult period.

“The local community and family are at the core of our values as a club, but they feel more important than ever at this moment.

“For many, there will be far greater concerns than the club at this time, but we know how strong our bond is with supporters and believe it is only right we keep you updated.

“Measures have been put in place to protect both playing and non-playing staff from the virus and a financial plan is being implemented, to attempt to ensure the club is able to navigate this uncertain time also.

“That being said, we would be hiding something from you if we did not admit that the current situation will test our club to the limit.

‘Without a benefactor the support of our loyal fanbase will be vital throughout what is set to be the most challenging time I can remember for our club.

“To all of our squad builders, season ticket holders RDTV subscribers and lottery members, I cannot thank you enough.

“Your continued support will be a lifeline throughout this period devoid of gameday income.

“We would also like to provide assurance that all season tickets and individual match tickets will remain valid for our rearranged fixtures.

“To every Salford fan who has supported us by attending a match this season, I urge you to continue showing your support whilst we are not playing.

“Last season, we achieved greatness together. This season, in the face of a different challenge, let us see that greatness rise once again.”

The AJ Bell Stadium ticket office remains open for the time being, but anyone wishing to support the club by becoming a squad builder is advised to do so by calling 0161 786 1570, or online HERE. Further details on the benefits of becoming a squad builder can be found HERE.

Red Devils fans can also support the club and provide themselves with additional entertainment during the suspension of the season, by signing up to the club’s video subscription service RDTV. For information on how to sign up, click HERE.

Supporters wanting to back the club by joining our lottery can enter the Goldline Draw by simply emailing [email protected] with the subject ‘join’.

To join the Goldline Draw via monthly payment click HERE (£8.68 per month), or via quarterly payment click HERE (£26 per quarter).

Full details on yesterday’s announcement from Super League Europe & the Rugby Football League can be found HERE.

If you have more questions following the suspension of the Betfred Super League season, please visit our FAQs HERE.

Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to take this opportunity to repeat everyone’s main focus in these trying times should be to look after themselves and their loved ones. We cannot wait to be reunited to enjoy more exciting sporting occasions once this crisis is over.