Tag: AJ Bell Stadium

Fans forum to be held regarding ownership of the AJ Bell Stadium

Following recent speculation on the ownership of the AJ Bell Stadium, the club will be hosting an event on Thursday 8 July to provide context, clarity and communicate the circumstances around the stadium’s ownership.

The event, which will be held in the 1873 Lounge and will commence at 7pm. will feature a presentation delivered by executive chairman Paul King and club staff, followed by the opportunity for fans to ask questions.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, there will be a limited capacity available for the event therefore sponsors, squad builder members and season ticket holders will all be prioritised and access will be on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets are free and can be obtained online here. If you wish to be sat with a particular person, please book together, as you would for a matchday via networking. The event is strictly over 18’s only. Due to restrictions on numbers, please only book a place at the event if you fully intend and are able to go. You will not be able to attend if you do not have a ticket.

Executive chairman Paul King said: “In recent months there has been growing speculation about the ownership of the AJ Bell Stadium, we have been relatively quiet on this matter whilst we took the time to fully understand the circumstances and realities of the situation.

“Following regular meetings with Salford City Council, we believe that we now have a clearer understanding of the circumstances and want to communicate these openly, in person and with the chance for fans to ask questions.”

The event will be recorded and published at a later date for anyone who is unable to attend or get a ticket, and there will be live updates on our social media channels.

ROUND 11 ON GENERAL SALE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that the Betfred Super League Round 11 home game against Leeds Rhinos on Friday 25th June is now on general sale.

Season ticket holders were given initial priority for access to the game and all-season ticket holders who entered the ballot should now know if they were successful or not. Any season ticket holders who were not successful, or did not enter the ballot and would like to attend on Thursday, must email – ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

Although we love having you back for live rugby, we ask all fans to follow and respect the Code of Conduct, stadium ground regulations and direction from signage and stewards on-site.

In order to create the best atmosphere possible, we will be allocating 400 tickets to the away club in the North Stand ONLY. If you are a Salford fan, DO NOT select a ticket in the NORTH STAND AWAY STAND likewise LEEDS fans WILL NOT gain access to the east, south or west stands of the stadium.

We are encouraging people to book in bubbles of six as booking single tickets drastically reduces capacity.

HOW DO I BOOK?

  1. All our ticketing will be produced online digitally.
  2. Go to www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils and sign in/create an account.
  3. If you do not know if you have an account try “forgot password” and if you have an account you will receive an email to reset your password.
  4. Click on Match Tickets at the top of the page and select the game.
  5. Choose the stand you wish to purchase in and “best available”. Select the EAST, WEST & SOUTH for home fans. For AWAY fans select NORTH.
  6. Please select the number of tickets you require for you and other people in your bubble (max of six). If you are the lead client, you will be responsible for everyone in your bubble and you must inform them of the “code of conduct.”
  7. You will get the “best available” for the area you selected. There will be no kiosks in the standing areas of the stadium due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  8. Tickets will be sent via email and you will be able to print at home or add them to your Google or Apple Wallet.
  9. Please follow all the instructions on the ticket including the arrival time.
  10. Please bring ID showing your name and date of birth as you may be asked to present it.

If you are having difficulty in doing this or if you are a season ticket holder who has missed the ballot, please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

You can also call 01617861570 and choose option 1 for tickets and if this is not answered leave a message and someone from the ticket office will call you back.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE STADIUM?

There will be details on your ticket of what time you should arrive and what entrance to use. Different blocks will be given staggered arrival times and we ask you all to enter the turnstiles at the time stated. If you arrive too early, or too late, you may not gain access. There will be a one-way system in operation within the stadium. Please pay attention to signage and direction from stewards. You may be asked to show ID.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND DRINK?

Unfortunately, kiosks will not be open in the standing areas as food and drink has been prohibited. If you are in a seated area you will be able to get food and drink from the kiosks.

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND?

Although we cannot wait to have you back, we need to ensure that spectator safety is at the top of our agenda. Therefore, it is imperative that fans read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct and respect all rules and guidelines and keep fans safe from potential transmission of COVID-19.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A TEST?

No, you do not need to have a test before coming to the stadium. However, if you feel unwell please DO NOT attend.

CAR PARKING

If you have a season car park pass then that will be accepted. Car parking passes can be applied for in advance online or by contacting the ticket office. On-the-day parking will be available for £8. Parking at the stadium is limited and we ask that you only trave in your bubbles and follow guidance. For all information on travelling to the stadium, see here.

Once again, Salford Red Devils would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 

MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 18-62 WARRINGTON WOLVES | THURSDAY 27TH MAY 2021

Salford Red Devils fell to a bruising 18-62 defeat against neighbours Warrington Wolves tonight in Round 8 of the Betfred Super League.

A poor start to the game gave Warrington an 18-point lead inside the first 15 minutes and a dominant second half display from Steve Price’s men ensured the visitors went home with the two points.

Stefan Ratchford opened the scoring down the right wing after two minutes after some great play from Blake Austin that left the recovering Red Devils outnumbered down their left flank.

Danny Walker extended Warrington’s lead five minutes later under the sticks, before Toby King grounded the ball in the 11th minute to really put Salford up against it.

In the 22nd minute, Ken Sio finally got Salford on the board with almost a carbon copy of his try against Leigh Centurions in Round 4, sprinting the full length of the field to ground the ball down the right.

In-form Harvey Livett went over to the left of the sticks 10 minutes later against his former club but Jake Mamo ensured that Warrington went into the break with the momentum, sliding over under the sticks just before the halftime hooter.

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 12-26 Warrington Wolves

Two minutes into the second forty, Gareth Widdop scurried over to extend the visitors’ lead.

Salford responded seven minutes later through Darcy Lussick, who bundled over to the left of the sticks to score his first try in a Salford try.

Jake Mamo, again, got Warrington back in control of the arm wrestle four minutes later, stretching out to ground down the right.

Toby King got himself on the scoreboard again on the hour mark, bundling over to the left of the sticks, followed by a Chris Hill try five minutes later.

Ben Currie ran the length of the field 10 minutes from time to score in front of the Wire fans, and just before the final hooter, Widdop touched down once more under the sticks.

Fulltime: Salford Red Devils 18-62 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Watkins, Livett, Williams, Lolohea, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Taylor, Ikahihifo, Lannon, Roberts, Burke, Lussick, Wells, Luckley, Patton.

Salford tries: Sio, Livett, Lussick

Salford goals: Livett (3/3)

Warrington Wolves: Ratchford, Lineham, King, Mamo, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, Walker, Philbin, Currie, Hughes, Davis, Mulhem, J. Clark, Akauola, D. Clark.

Warrington tries: Ratchford, Walker, King,  Mamo (2), Widdop (2), King (2), Hill, Currie

Warrington goals: Ratchford (11/11)

Image credit: Steve McCormick

BALLOT FOR WARRINGTON GAME NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that the Betfred Super League Round 8 home game against Warrington Wolves is now on general sale.

Season ticket holders were given initial priority for access to the game and all season ticket holders who entered the ballot should now know if they were successful or not. Any season ticket holders who were not successful, or did not enter the ballot and would like to attend on Thursday, must email – ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

Although we love to have you back for live rugby, we ask all fans to follow and respect the Code of Conduct, stadium ground regulations and direction from signage and stewards on-site.

In order to create the best atmosphere possible, we will be allocating 400 tickets to the away club in the North Stand ONLY. If you are a Salford fan, DO NOT select a ticket in the NORTH STAND AWAY STAND. Likewise, WARRINGTON fans WILL NOT gain access to the east, south or west stands of the stadium.

We are encouraging people to book in bubbles of 6 as booking single tickets drastically reduces capacity.

HOW DO I BOOK?

  1. All our ticketing will be done online digitally
  2. Go to www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils and sign in/create an account
  3. (if you do not know if you have an account try “forgot password” and if you have an account you will receive an email to reset your password)
  4. Click on Match Tickets at the top of the page and select the game.
  5. Choose the stand you wish to purchase in and “best available”. Select the EAST, WEST & SOUTH for home fans. For AWAY fans select NORTH.
  6. Please select the number of tickets you require for you and other people in your bubble (max of 6). If you are the lead client you will be responsible for everyone in you bubble and you must inform them of the “code of conduct”.
  7. You will get the “best available” for the area you selected. There will be no kiosks in the standing areas of the stadium due to Covid restrictions.
  8. Tickets will be sent via email and you will be able to print at home or add them to your Google or Apple Wallet
  9. Please follow all the instructions on the ticket including the arrival time.
  10. Please bring ID showing your name and date of birth as you may be asked to present it.

If you are having difficulty in doing this or if you are a season ticket holder who has missed the ballot please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

You can also call 01617861570 and choose option 1 for tickets and if this is not answered leave a message and someone from the ticket office will call you back.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE STADIUM?

There will be details on your ticket of what time you should arrive and what entrance to use. Different blocks will be given staggered arrival times and we ask you all to enter the turnstiles at the time stated. If you arrive too early, or too late, you may not gain access. There will be a one-way system in operation within the stadium. Please pay attention to signage and direction from stewards. You may be asked to show ID.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND DRINK?

Unfortunately, kiosks will not be open in the standing areas as food and drink has been prohibited. If you are in a seated area you will be able to get food and drink from the kiosks.

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND?

Although we cannot wait to have you back, we need to ensure that spectator safety is at the top of our agenda. Therefore, it is imperative that fans read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct and respect all rules and guidelines and keep fans safe from potential transmission of COVID -19.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A TEST?

No, you do not need to have a test before coming to the stadium. However, if you feel unwell please DO NOT attend.

CAR PARKING

If you have a season car park pass then that will be accepted. Car parking passes can be applied for in advance online or by contacting the ticket office. On-the-day parking will be available for £8. Parking at the stadium is limited and we ask that you only trave in your bubbles and follow guidance. For all information on travelling to the stadium, see here.

Once again, Salford Red Devils would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 

RED DEVILS IN DEPTH: SALFORD v WIGAN

For the second time in three matches, the Salford Red Devils had the heart-breaking experience of losing by a single point from a late drop-goal.  Indeed, the only difference in this latest denouement was that there was no extra time involved, but the devastation at having the league points snatched from their grasp, minutes from the final whistle, must have been every bit as hard to take for our players as was that Golden Point Quarter-Final loss to Castleford Tigers.

It certainly was for we Salford fans, returning in numbers to the AJ Bell Stadium, after some fourteen months’ absence, but there again, we had not had to spend eighty minutes of intense concentration and physical buffeting which they had had to endure, in an encounter which had seen every single one of them give their all, in the Salford cause.

And how well they measured up to their illustrious opponents.  In similar fashion to the previous outing against St Helens, they were the quicker to settle to their task, and produced yet another magnificent display of defence, which had the visitors attacking flair completely subdued for lengthy periods of the game.

The difference, however, was that the attack, which against the Saints had been quite lacklustre, was a far more potent force, that had the Warriors on the back foot, particularly in the first half.  How confident they looked as they swung the ball along the line, ran the angles, and questioned the visitors’ goal-line defence at every opportunity, forcing them into conceding a first half 6:3 penalty count in the Reds’ favour.

Twice, on the ninth and twenty-fourth minutes they breached the Wigan try line to take the lead, only for their opponents to hit back with tries of their own on eighteen and thirty-three minutes, but thanks to a penalty goal, from the trusty boot of Harvey Livett, the Red Devils left the field at half time with a narrow four-point lead.

Salford’s opening try came as some compensation for Morgan Escare’s earlier disallowed effort owing to an adjudged obstruction from Ryan Lannon’s venturing into the Wigan line.  This time there was nothing to complicate the issue, as Livett got on the end of an offload from an overly ambitious Wigan player.  His thirty-metre sprint to the line saw him ground the ball in almost the same place as Escare had done a mere minute before.

The ever-improving Jack Ormondroyd laid the foundations for the second with a tremendous, forceful run which took him through the Wigan line and into the clear.  Jack Wells was excellent in providing the necessary support to be on hand to take the pass and cross close to the posts.

Good as the Salford performance overall had been to this point, however, errors did start creeping into it.  These succeeded in providing the Warriors with opportunities to put their hosts under pressure of their own.  Their first try came as a result of a set restart after two tackles and the extra plays enabled them to progress the length of the field and use the power of Singleton to force his way over for the first of his two tries.

Probably even more irritating to the coaching staff would have been the second, in which a poor attacking kick into the Warriors’ overcrowded, righthand corner, ricocheted into the arms of winger, Harry Smith, and he took advantage of a momentary lapse of concentration to round the advancing Salford left flank, each of whom appeared not to recognise the danger until he was on his way to getting into the clear.  With the whole field in which to run, Smith cleverly exploited the space to thwart two or three attempts to stop him before putting Farrell over to the left of the posts.

Coming as this did, just over five minutes before the interval, it put the visitors in a much better position to overturn their half time deficit, in the second half, and their penchant for doing so, this season, has been quite widespread as local rivals Leigh Centurions will testify.  Few would have gambled on four points being sufficient cushioning against such a robust outfit as Wigan, and so it proved.

The Reds’ second half performance did not quite match up to that of their first half, and the errors became a little more evident, starting with Ormondroyd losing control of the ball in a tackle in the very first set of the half – not an unknown occurrence this season – but with the considerable improvement, this time, of holding their line intact for the next set.

The balance of possession however started to shift in Wigan’s favour, primarily from an increase in the number of penalties and repeat sets which started to go their way, and the extra defensive work which was consequently thrust upon the Red Devils started to take its toll.  By the later part of the half they were clearly tiring, for let us not forget that there was probably also some residual after-effects from the exertions of the St Helens game, five days earlier.

To compound the situation, the end-of-set options which were taken did not seem to help matters.  Long, high kicks downfield require an energetic determined chase, and, with this becoming increasingly more difficult for them, Hardaker at fullback was put under rather less pressure.  Drilling the ball downfield into touch would, at least, have brought some few seconds respite for them to get some air into their lungs.

Consequently, it was Wigan, only, who, on 63 minutes, were able to cross and draw level, following Livett’s solitary penalty goal, and in the final moments of the half Salford were unable to raise the same degree of energy to pressure Jackson Hastings’s drop-goal that Wigan had put on Escare a few minutes earlier, and the half back promptly slotted the ball between the uprights to take the spoils.

BALLOT FOR WIGAN GAME NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that the Betfred Super League Round 7 home game against Wigan Warriors is now on general sale.

Season ticket holders were given initial priority for access to the game, which sees the return of crowds back at the AJ Bell Stadium following a successful test event – thank you to all those who attended, you’ve made Saturday’s game with crowds possible.

All season ticket holders who entered the ballot should now know if they were successful or not. Any season ticket holders who were not successful, or did not enter the ballot and would like to attend on Saturday, must email – ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

It will be an astounding 435 days since we last played in front of you here at the AJ Bell, when, coincidentally, we also faced off against Wigan in what turned out to be an 18-14 comeback win for the Red Devils.

Although we cannot wait to have you back for live rugby, we ask all fans to follow and respect the Code of Conduct, stadium ground regulations and direction from signage and stewards on-site.

In order to create the best atmosphere possible, we will be allocating 400 tickets to the away club in the North Stand. If you are a Salford fan, DO NOT select a ticket in the NORTH STAND AWAY STAND.

HOW DO I BOOK?

1. All our ticketing will be done online digitally

2. Go to www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils and sign in/create an account

3. (if you do not know if you have an account try “forgot password” and if you have an account you will receive an email to reset your password)

4. Click on Match Tickets at the top of the page and select the game.

5. Choose the stand you wish to purchase in and £best available”. Select the EAST, WEST & SOUTH for home fans. For AWAY fans select NORTH.

6. Please select the number of tickets you require for you and other people in your bubble (max of 6). If you are the lead client you will be responsible for everyone in you bubble and you must inform them of the “code of conduct”.

7. You will get the “best available” for the area you selected. There will be no kiosks in the standing areas of the stadium due to Covid restrictions.

8. Tickets will be sent via email and you will be able to print at home or add them to your Google or Apple Wallet

9. Please follow all the instructions on the ticket including the arrival time.

10. Please bring ID showing your name and date of birth as you may be asked to present it.

If you are having difficulty in doing this or if you are a season ticket holder who has missed the ballot please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

You can also call 01617861570 and choose option 1 for tickets and if this is not answered leave a message and someone from the ticket office will call you back.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE STADIUM?

There will be details on your ticket of what time you should arrive and what entrance to use. Different blocks will be given staggered arrival times and we ask you all to enter the turnstiles at the time stated. If you arrive too early, or too late, you may not gain access. There will be a one-way system in operation within the stadium. Please pay attention to signage and direction from stewards. You may be asked to show ID.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND DRINK?

Unfortunately, kiosks will not be open in the standing areas as food and drink has been prohibited. If you are in a seated area you will be able to get food and drink from the kiosks.

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND?

Although we cannot wait to have you back, we need to ensure that spectator safety is at the top of our agenda. Therefore, it is imperative that fans read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct and respect all rules and guidelines and keep fans safe from potential transmission of COVID -19.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A TEST?

No, you do not need to have a test before coming to the stadium. However, if you feel unwell please DO NOT attend.

CAR PARKING

If you have a season car park pass then that will be accepted. Car parking passes can be applied for in advance online or by contacting the ticket office. On-the-day parking will be available for £8. Parking at the stadium is limited and we ask that you only trave in your bubbles and follow guidance. For all information on travelling to the stadium, see here.

Once again, Salford Red Devils would like to thank you all for your continued support and we simply cannot wait to see you all coming through our gates on Saturday!

“RETURN TO CROWDS” TEST EVENT BALLOT NOW ON GENERAL SALE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that the ballot for our “return to crowds” test event, due to take place on Wednesday 19th May, is now on general sale.

Season ticket holders were given initial priority for access to the test event, which is being held as part of the AJ Bell Stadium’s “Return to crowds” campaign, which will show the Safety Advisory Group that the stadium and club have taken all the necessary measures in reducing the risk of transmission, of covid, at spectator events.

The club have recently had match days signed off for the return of fans pending a successful test event, so it is vital that you follow the rules and advice laid out in the Code of Conduct, stadium ground regulations and direction from signage and stewards on-site.

The test event will commence at 6pm, with some pre-match entertainment from the first team who will be carrying out some light training and a skills session. After a short break, Salford RL Development Academy face off against Wales RL Development Academy in a 60-minute game.

See below the itinerary for the test event:

WHAT?

  • 6pm – Welcome to your Salford Red Devils 2021 Squad, welcomed onto the field by club chairman Paul King
  • 6:30pm – Break
  • 6:45pm – Salford RL Development Academy v Wales RL Development Academy, 30 mins each way with evening concluding at 7:55pm.
  • Club cheerleading team “The Red Angels” are back for the interval entertainment.

 

WHAT’S THE PRICE?

This event will be free to attend but booking fees may apply.

HOW DO I BOOK?

  1. 1. Go to www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils and sign in/create an account
  2. (if you do not know if you have an account try “forgot password” and if you have an account you will receive an email to reset your password)
  3. 2. Click on Match Tickets at the top of the page and click on single tickets
  4. 3. Choose Season Ticket Ballot and apply for tickets
  5. 4. Your name will appear. Underneath there is the opportunity to add the other people in your network to your application.
  6. (You must have already added people to your network prior to this and they must also have an online account)
  7. 5. Once you have added everyone to the application you will be asked to choose your area preferences.
  8. 6. Answer the questions at the bottom of the page. If you are not successful in your current location, one of the questions is if you would be willing to sit in another area. If your usual stand is full this will enable us to give you the next best option in order to get you access.
  9. 7. Confirm your application.
  10. 8. You will receive a confirmation email stating what you have applied for
  11. 9. You will be informed by email whether you have been successful and your tickets sent for you to download onto your phone or print the day before the match

 

If you are having difficulty in doing this please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

You can also call 01617861570 and choose option 1 for tickets and if this is not answered leave a message and someone from the ticket office will call you back.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BALLOT CLOSES?

The ballot closes on Monday 17th at 5pm and all successful applications will be populated into the stadium seating plan. On Tuesday 18th you will receive and email stating whether your application has been successful or not.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE STADIUM?

There will be details on your ticket of what time you should arrive and what entrance to use. Different blocks will be given staggered arrival times and we ask you all to enter the turnstiles at the time stated. If you arrive too early, or too late, you may not gain access. There will be a one-way system in operation within the stadium. Please pay attention to signage and direction from stewards.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND DRINK?

Kiosks will not be open for the test event but you will be allowed to bring in non-alcoholic drinks and food, providing it is in a clear plastic bag. All litter and waste must be disposed of in the bins provided.

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND?

Although we cannot wait to have you back, we need to ensure that spectator safety is at the top of our agenda. Therefore, it is imperative that fans read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct and respect all rules and guidelines, in order for us to satisfy the Safety Awareness Group’s criteria and keep fans safe from potential transmission of COVID -19.

CAR PARKING

If you have a season car park pass then that will be accepted. Free event car parking passes can be applied for in advance online or by contacting the ticket office. On-the-day parking will be available for £5, which will be donated to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

For normal matchdays parking will be £8 per vehicle. For information on travelling to the stadium, see here.

Once again, Salford Red Devils would like to thank you all for your continued support and we simply cannot wait to see you all coming through our gates very soon!

Red Devils’ Rising Stars programme returns

 Salford Red Devils are bringing Salford & Greater Manchester together for both boys and girls for the first time! 

In June and July, we are offering development days for both boys and girls from under 12s to under 16s, and it will be the first time both the boys and girls programme is running parallel with each other.

We have targeted specific, non-competitive development themed games which will enable players to develop their skills whilst representing their areas and boroughs in a professional environment.

Ultimately, all players will be representing Salford Red Devils in more development themed games vs Huddersfield giants and Bradford bulls.

All players will receive top level coaching from Salford Red Devils coaches to develop and enhance their individual skill level no matter what ability they are at. All development days will be held at the AJ Bell Stadium on the outside 3G Astroturf.

Speaking on the programme, Salford Red Devils head of youth Danny Barton said: “The rising stars programme is for boys and girls of all levels of ability, with coaching tailored to match their skill.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn rugby league or develop any existing experience and will be just as beneficial to Salford Red Devils as the programme can only strengthen our youth setup.

“It’s also an opportunity to develop as a player and person, experiencing different environments that can be challenging and fun.”

Red Devils hooker Connor Aspey came through the programme, and said: “You get some good, quality coaching and meet some great friends.

“If you go down, you’ll pick up the little skills and if you enjoy it you can hopefully try and make rugby league into a career.”

Development days information can be found in the poster attached for both boys and girls.

Confirmed dates for development themed games:

  • -Bradford Bulls HOST Salford Red Devils & Huddersfield Giants / 25th July / Odsal Stadium
  • -Huddersfield Giants HOST Bradford Bulls & Salford Red Devils /8th August / Venue TBC
  • -Salford Red Devils HOST Huddersfield Giants & Bradford Bulls / Sunday 15th August / AJ Bell Stadium

To register your interest in the Rising Stars Programme please email sam.bardsley@salfordcc.ac.uk with the details below

  • Participants Name :
  • Age:
  • School & Year :
  • Community club ( if you don’t play at a community club please answer “N/A” ) :
  • Emergency Contact Name/Number:

*please note Boys u15s & u16s rising stars sessions will be returning as soon as possible every Monday evening in the near future. “

Kevin Brown – “It’s work time”

Despite being 36 years old, Salford Red Devils’ number 7, Kevin Brown, is feeling as sharp as ever.

The halfback is one of the most senior players in the squad, but he won’t let age dictate his condition and his performances.  scoring two tries in last weekend’s win over Leigh Centurions.

Brown said: “My body’s feeling unbelievable.

“I’ve played 5 games now this year, at the age of 36 I’m feeling fantastic and hopefully I’ll build on the form I’ve been performing at.”

Brown is eager to build on his side’s first win of the 2021 Betfred Super League season last week and insists with a fully fit squad, Salford can provideown  plenty of excitement to this year.

“We’ve had quite a few injuries and we’ve not wanted to talk about it,” said Brown.

“But the quality of Danny Addy, Kallum Watkins, Joe Burgess still to come in is something that really excites me.”

Second in command at Salford, Brown has become a leader in the dressing room, on and off the field.

Brown added: “I think my role has been pretty similar for the last 10 years.

“That’s to make everyone else understand the coaches plans on the game plan, really push and understand where they need to be and attack and try and lead by example.

“That’s my role as a player and the vice-captain of the club. Number one is to play well and then closely followed by getting everyone in position and letting them know what the coach wants.”

Salford welcome Castleford Tigers to the A.J Bell stadium this evening, before the two sides face off again next week in the Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter-Final.

“We’ve done some video on them, for me they’re the best attacking side in the competition… they have been for a number of years.”

“It’s work time this week, there’s a lot of work to do. We want to go on a run now and put some back-to-back performances in.”

Due to the social media boycott that Salford Red Devils are in support of, live coverage of tonight’s Round 5 clash with Castleford will not be provided by the club, but will be available on the Betfred Super League website.

Written by: Callum Williams

Consistency is crucial for Marshall in back-to-back Castleford contests

Head coach Richard Marshall is relishing the chance to play Castleford Tigers this Friday at the A.J Bell Stadium.

The Red Devils got their first Betfred Super League win over Leigh Centurions last Friday, but Marshall is now focused on building momentum and consistency.

“A win raises everybody’s spirit but then expectations are lifted as well,” said Marshall.

“We want to be able to back up our performances and build on our efforts. We know the challenge is going to be difficult against Castleford but we’re at home, and we want to build on our home form as well.”

Castleford, who recently appointed Lee Radford as head coach for the 2022 Betfred Super League season, have started the season strongly.

The Tigers sit 4th in the Betfred Super League, winning three out of their first four league games this season.

Castleford’s attack has been particularly impressive, boasting the most tries scored so far this season. Marshall knows his defence will be have to be on top form.

Marshall said: “That would be the main challenge this week.”

“Castleford are a very good attacking team. They’ve got some flair and skills on the edges. Are we able to compete and go against them? Yes, we are.”

Marshall is faced with another selection headache with Matt Costello unavailable and Elijah Taylor still ruled out, but there will be a return to the squad in the shape of Kallum Watkins.

It will also be the first of back-to-back contests with Castleford Tigers, with both teams meeting again in next week’s Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals. But that won’t have too much bearing on Friday’s game according to Marshall.

“You know a lot more about the opposition but at the level we coach at you watch 3-4 games of opposition every week before a game,” Marshall added.

“It’s a double-edge sword really, they find a little more about you and you find a little more about them. But we’re not a team that wants to change too much. We want to find our own style. Castleford have been working as a team for a long time. They do things in certain ways and there very, very effective, so our defence has to be on this week.”

“A cup game is completely different though. A cup game is a one-off, it’s knockout and it’s a Quarter-Final so we’ll look forward to that but hopefully win this one first and build some momentum into that game.”

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Written by: Callum Williams