Salford Red Devils are delighted to appoint a new Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Kitman with Carl Foulstone joining the Club for the 2018 season.
Carl has previously worked with Clubs such as Sheffield Wednesday, Yorkshire Carnegie and Huddersfield Giants on internships and is looking forward to life with the Red Devils in his first full-time professional role.
Foulstone said: “My role will mainly be looking after the lads who are rehabbing towards the mid to end stage of recovery.
“I’ll also be assisting Strength and Conditioning Coach Greg Brown with his role in the gym, looking after gameday kit and just making sure everything’s ready and prepped for the lads on game days when they need it.
“I’ve had internships with a few clubs such as Sheffield Wednesday, Yorkshire Carnegie and Huddersfield Giants so I’ve been in and around professional sport for a while now but this is my first full-time professional role.
“All my internships were in strength and conditioning and sports science roles. They were a bit of a shock to the system to be fair its difficult applying the actual knowledge you learn in universities to a practical applied setting but that’s got easier over time.”
After working in three different sports Foulstone admits theres a big difference between the training in each and feels the amount of strength training in Rugby League is a lot higher.
He said: “There’s a massive difference in the amount of strength you want in the lads and to be honest some football teams shy away from the strength training and there’s a lot of different methods in Rugby. I can’t see any of the lads here at Salford shying away from strength training though.
“I’m getting to know all the lads a little better now after a few days here which is good and I’m learning names slowly but surely. It’s really good working under Greg Brown he’s one of the best Strength and Conditioning Coaches around.
“I’ve worked under him before and he always gives me a lot of responsibility and advice and its definitely helped me in my roles and I’m looking forward to carrying on my development here at Salford and continuing to learn from him.
“I know I’m going to be kept busy but I’m hoping to enjoy some success here with the lads especially this season.”
The first chance to see the lads in action will be on Sunday 14th January as we face local rivals Swinton Lions at the AJ Bell Stadium, 1pm kick-off. Tickets for the match are now available from the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson has revealed his sides squad numbers ahead of the 2018 season.
New signing Jack Littlejohn takes the number seven shirt in place of Michael Dobson who departed the Club at the end of last season.
Ben Nakubuwai will wear 18, Derrell Olpherts will wear 22, Levy Nzoungou will wear 25 while Gavin Bennion will wear 27.
Winger Greg Johnson moves from 21 to number two while Josh Jones moves up to 11 and Kris Welham moves to 3. Manu Vatuvei and Tyrone McCarthy, who arrived midway through the 2017 season, have been issued with numbers 21 and 17, respectively.
Here are the 2018 squad numbers in full:
Remember you can see all the Red Devils in action for the first time in 2018 when Salford renew an old rivalry against Swinton Lions at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday 14th January, 1pm kick-off.
To purchase your tickets visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 or click here.
Also, fans can still purchase Season Tickets from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone or here. If you’d like to secure your Season Ticket on a six-month Direct Debit scheme you’ll need to visit the Club Ticket Office or phone 0161 786 1570.
Salford Red Devils official partner The Salmon King has provided all the Salford Red Devils First Team, coaching staff and backroom staff with a turkey each for Christmas.
Tony Frame, owner of The Salmon King, brought over 40 turkeys to the AJ Bell Stadium earlier this week for all Red Devils staff.
Salford Red Devils CEO Ian Blease said: “It’s a fantastic gesture from Tony and everyone at The Salmon King.
“I know all the staff were delighted when they heard they’d be getting a turkey for Christmas from Tony and it just shows how much of a dedicated and generous sponsor he is.
“I’m certainly looking forward to eating mine on Christmas Day and I’m sure the rest of the staff are also.”
The Salmon King can be found on Bolton Markets at stalls 14, 15 and 16 if you’re looking to buy any meat or fish ahead of the festive period.
Fans will be able to take a look around our fantastic Salford Red Devils museum on Monday between 4pm-8pm at our Season Ticket Collection evening.
If you’re a Salford Red Devils geek or love a bit of history the museum is the perfect place for you to visit.
On the first floor of the AJ Bell Stadium between the Red Devils and Foundation offices the museum contains old programmes, international caps, old playing shirts, trophies and even one mascots head.
It’s offers a great insight into the history and heritage of the Club and all fans should come and take a look around on Monday evening whilst collecting their 2018 Season Ticket.
Fans will also be able to look at our Steeden stock as well as watch the Salford Red Devils Education Academy train on Monday evening.
Tickets are now on sale for our first pre-season friendly against Swinton Lions on Sunday 14th January at the AJ Bell Stadium, 1pm kick-0ff.
We are delighted to offer 2018 Season Ticket holders a discounted price to our ‘Season Launch’ event prior to the game in the 1873 suite. Come and purchase your ticket now to watch two local rivals go head-to-head as an old rivalry is renewed.
Employees of Salford Council, Manchester Council, Trafford Council and Peel Holdings will also receive discounted prices paying concession fee for their tickets.
You can now purchase tickets for our game against local rivals Swinton from the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
The ticket prices are:
Adult Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £13
Concession Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £8
Adult non-Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £15
Concession non-Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £10
Adult without access to season launch: £10
Concession without access to season launch: £5
This will be your first chance to see the Red Devils in action in 2018 with new signings such as Luke Burgess, Jack Littlejohn and Ben Nakubuwai set to feature.
The Club Ticket Office is open from 9am-9:30pm throughout the week whilst also being open between 10am-4pm over the weekend for fans to come and purchase their tickets.
Season Tickets are still available to purchase from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone or online here. Fans can pay for their Season Tickets in seven instalments via Direct Debit by visiting the Ticket Office or phoning 0161 786 1570.
Salford Red Devils can confirm that the Season Ticket collection evening on Monday 18th December has been extended to the hours of 4pm-8pm.
Fans are also reminded that if they cannot attend the event their Season Tickets will still be available for collection before Christmas from the Club Ticket Office. The Ticket Office will be open from 9am-9:30pm on weekdays and at weekends between 10am-4:30pm.
This will be the first opportunity for fans to collect their 2018 Season Tickets directly from the Red Devils players who will be confirmed in due course.
We will be giving fans the opportunity to do some late night festive shopping with Steeden setting up a pop-up shop alongside the Club selling some fantastic stocking fillers.
Fans who have already pre-ordered their items will receive these via delivery the week commencing 17th December.
More details surrounding the event will be released in the coming weeks.
Salford Red Devils fans have put together a fantastic initiative to help fans get to the AJ Bell Stadium on gamedays.
Salford Travel Share have set-up in order to help supporters get to games and they can be accessed on twitter – @SRDCarPool.
Last season Salford Travel Share helped people get to Red Devils games from locations such as Ashton, Leigh, Langworthy and Swinton and will continue to run the service this season.
Salford Travel Share also managed to get some Salford supporters to away games which they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to make.
Remember supporters can also catch the 67 or 100 buses to the Stadium on game days with the bus stopping five minutes away from the AJ Bell Stadium.
Remember to see the Red Devils in action in 2018 you can purchase your Season Ticket at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online here. A list of all our ticket prices and their respective Direct Debit payment schemes can be found here with the Direct Debit option being available from the Ticket Office or over the phone.
The Club Ticket Office will be open at the weekend to purchase your 2018 Salford Red Devils Season Tickets however you’ll need to plan your visit accordingly.
Sale Sharks face Northampton Saints on Saturday with a 5:30pm kick-off so fans are advised to come and purchase their Season Tickets around the Sale game.
The Ticket Office is open on Friday night up until 9:30pm and fans are reminded to head into reception if nobody as at the Ticket Office windows. The Ticket Office is also open on Sunday from 9am-4:30pm for Red Devils supporters to join us for the 2018 season.
Below is the full list of prices for Season Tickets:
Remember, all under 11s are free with any purchased adult ticket.
The Lucky Devils Lotto had another member claim their £1000 last week as Joy Leah was our second lucky winner in as many weeks.
We did have to do some digging to tell Joy the good news which is why it’s important all our members keep us updated with their latest contact details – don’t miss out on your winnings.
Joy lives just ten minutes from the AJ Bell Stadium and was delighted when we broke the news to her.
“It’s fantastic winning this kind of money particularly around Christmas.
“I text my daughter earlier to let her know I’ve won and I think we’re going to go for a meal together to celebrate and maybe buy a few early presents.
“I’ve had a few wins you know when I come to think about it. I’ve won a few money prizes and I got the meal for two at Castle in the Air at ChillFactore a couple of weeks ago.
“Last time I won money I didn’t even realise straight away. I actually went to a coffee morning at my local church and one of my friends was the one who told me about the news.
“I can’t make Salford games because I struggle to walk so it’s really difficult to get down to the stadium but paying into the Lucky Devils Lotto is my way of supporting the Club.
“And it’s paying off for me because, like I said, I’ve had a few wins.”
If you’d like to join the Lucky Devils Lotto E-Mail SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘join’. Remember, the Lucky Devils Lotto can be paid at just £1 a week via Direct Debit.
If you’re already a member and would like to subscribe to the Lucky Devils Lotto results direct to your inbox E-Mail SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘subscribe’.
Remember you can still purchase your Salford Red Devils Season Ticket for 2018. For a full list of Season Ticket prices click here, for a breakdown of each tickets Direct Debit payment scheme click here. Visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 or click to buy online here. Online purchases can’t be done via Direct Debit.
Salford Red Devils are set to host local rivals Swinton Lions in a pre-season friendly on Sunday 14th January at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The game will be the Red Devils opening friendly of the 2018 season as they pit themselves against former Salford player Stuart Littler’s Swinton Lions side.
Both Clubs have enjoyed a rivalry spanning almost 140 years which has seen them do battles for trophies such as the Salford Royal Hospital Cup, the Red Rose Cup and most recently the Agecroft Cup and January’s clash is set to renew that rivalry.
Salford Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “Myself and Andy Mazey have contacted each other over the past few weeks since Andy took on the role of Swinton Lions Chairman and we are now hoping to build a fruitful relationship as clubs going forward.
“The derbies against Swinton have long been the highlight of rugby league in the City. Despite the game being a pre-season friendly I’m definitely anticipating a hotly-contested game between the two flagship sides of the City.
“This game will be something for all the rugby league fans of Salford and the surrounding areas to get involved with supporting two sides who are embedded in the local community. It will be great way to get the 2018 season underway.”
Swinton Lions Chairman, Andy Mazey, said “We are extremely pleased to have agreed a local derby with Salford as part of our pre-season schedule. It is great to have respectful rivalries in sport and I’m sure both sets of supporters will look forward to renewing this one.
“The AJ Bell is a fantastic stadium with a quality playing surface so what better way to start our exciting “New Era” on the field than with a local derby against a quality Super League side as we prepare for our 2018 Championship campaign.
“I’d like to thank Salford’s CEO Ian Blease for facilitating this fixture. Ian and I have communicated regularly in recent months and I look forward to building the relationship further in the future for the benefit of not only our respective clubs but the sport of rugby league as a whole and with a view to adding value in our communities.”
Salford Red Devils Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “Swinton are a strong side who are heading into their third consecutive season in the Championship.
“With Stuart Littler as Coach they’ll continue to develop next season and will definitely cause a lot of the Championship sides issues in 2018.
“We know they’ll offer us a real stern test in preparation for our 2018 Super League season and it’ll be a great occasion for the City of Salford.”
Swinton Lions head coach, and former Red Devil, Stuart Littler said: “Delighted with the announcement of our opening 2018 friendly game at Salford. This is a massive game for the rugby league community and brings back the traditional derby game rivalry. Salford is a club that is special to me and somewhere that I made many special memories.
“We are looking forward to challenging ourselves against a top eight Super League team. Salford come off the back of a superb season in which Ian Watson has shown what a great coach he is.
“Can I personally thank the Salford fans who joined forces with our own fans in our hour of need last season. That is what is special about the Rugby League community and what separates our game from others. The help will be forever remembered by all at our historic club.
“Personally, I am looking forward to my first pre-season in charge and the pre-season friendly programme gives us both an opportunity to look at our players as well as the chance to test out new systems and processes.”
Salford are set to announce at least one more pre-season friendly in the coming weeks. Ticket information for the game against Swinton will also be released in due course.