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Catalans and Huddersfield Away tickets on sale!

 
Tickets for both our Easter Weekend tickets are now on sale from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office.
We welcome Catalans Dragons to the AJ Bell Stadium this Friday 25th March, KO 3pm.
West Stand and South Stand will be the only stands open for the game.
Tickets are priced at:
West Stand
Pre-Match/Match Day
Adult £25/£30
Concession £20/25
Junior £5/£10
South Stand
Pre-Match/Match Day
Adult £20/£25
Concession £15/£20
Junior £5/£10
We then travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Giants on Easter Monday, KO 3pm.
Tickets are priced at:
Adults £21.00
Concessions £15
Juniors £5
Junior Swaps are also available but please make sure you collect these before Easter Monday as Red Devils Junior Season Tickets will not be accepted on game day.
Supporters coach to Huddersfield pick up times
Chandos – 12.15pm
Soverign – 12.30pm
Eccles Town Hall 12.40pm
A J Bell Stadium 1.00pm
 
£13.00 all classes
 

Red Devils Slay St Helens

It was a night to remember for the Red Devils as the squad put right the wrongs of last week and put in a fantastic performance at the AJ Bell Stadium.
In their first home game of 2016, Salford outshone St Helens to win by an impressive 44-10.
An error from a high ball by Saints let the home side in early through Greg Johnson. Josh Griffin successfully kicked his first of conversions. Just minutes later Craig Kopczak scored in the centre field to further the lead, before Man of the Match Rob Lui danced his way through the Saints defence straight from a scrum to score. Michael Dobson kicked his first of conversions.
Saints responded with a try through prop Alex Walmsley who forced his way over the line under the sticks. Luke Walsh kicked his only successful conversion of the night.
The Red Devils made sure it wouldn’t be easy for St Helens to get back in the game as Dobson successfully kicked a penalty goal from 20m out.
Phil Joseph looked to be over moments later but the video referee deemed it to be no try. Salford weren’t done yet though as Justin Carney made a fantastic break down the right wing and then offloaded to Evalds who was tackled 20m out from the line. St Helens scrum-half Luke Walsh was then sin-binned with 10 minutes of the half remaining for interfering with the play of the ball.
A great bit of play from the home side almost saw them further the lead again as Josh Griffin passed out wide to Greg Johnson who just couldn’t complete the move and knocked on. It wasn’t long before the Red Devils were over again as Niall Evalds jumped on the end of a fantastic run by Ben Murdoch-Masila to score. Rob Lui crossed just before half time to further the lead even more.
Half Time Score: Salford Red Devils 32-6 St Helens
If anyone thought that St Helens would make a second half comeback they were wrong as the Red Devils started the second half with as much determination and skill as the first. Adam Walne stretched over the line on 42 minutes right in front of The Shed. Michael Dobson would further the lead from an impressive dummy before St Helens scored a commiseration second try through Adam Swift.
With ten minutes of the game remaining Ben Murdoch-Masila looked to have touched the ball down despite having numerous St Helens players attempting to hold him down but the video referee deemed it a no try.
Niall Evalds scored his second of the game to complete the impressive display.
Full time score – Salford Red Devils 44 – 10 St Helens
 

Red Devils welcome NRL Grand Finalists!

The Red Devils are delighted to announce that NRL Premiership winners North Queensland Cowboys and Grand Finalists Brisbane Broncos will train at the AJ Bell Stadium on the 18th/19th February.
 
On Thursday 18th February at 10am, the North Queensland Cowboys will take part in an opposed training session vs the Red Devils. The NRL Premiers side features a number of Australian and New Zealand international stars, including 2015 Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston who was also the man behind the phenomenal golden point drop goal that led the Cowboys to their first NRL victory.
 
The following day, the 19th February at 10am Grand Finalists Brisbane Broncos will visit the AJ Bell Stadium for their Captain’s run. The Broncos side features the likes of Anthony Milford, Sam Thaiday and Corey Parker. Wayne Bennett, Head Coach of the Brisbane side and newly appointed England Head Coach will also be attendance. Former Salford player Greg Eden has also been named in the Broncos squad to face Wigan and he’ll return to the AJ Bell Stadium.
 
Last year we welcomed the Broncos ahead of their victory against Wigan Warriors and the event was well attended by rugby league fans from across the country. We’re therefore excited to have both the Broncos and the Cowboys joining the team here in Salford.
 
Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for our squad to learn from some of the best rugby league players in the world. It’ll be a great experience for the whole team but especially for some of the younger squad members.’
 
Director of Rugby, Tim Sheens said, ‘It’s great that we’ve been able to organise these events here at the stadium. To have both teams from what is arguably one of the best, if not the best NRL Grand Final in history training here is fantastic. It’s a great chance for all fans of rugby league to come and witness these players in the flesh and see their skill.’
 
U16s will gain free entry to both events and Red Devils Season Ticket holders can visit the training sessions free of charge. There will be the chance to watch them train, get photos and autographs with the players.
We’re also offering any fans free entry to the event on production of a ticket for this Sunday’s Widnes Vikings game here at the AJ Bell Stadium.
 
Non Season Ticket holders and fans from other clubs can gain entry to the event for just £3 per Adult.
 
The training sessions are extra preparation for the Red Devils side ahead of their home tie vs Widnes Vikings on Sunday 21st February, KO 3pm. Tickets for this game will also be on sale at the AJ Bell Stadium during the event.
 

SCOTT REDISCOVERS THE JOYS OF WINNING

David Clegg Continues His In-Depth Introduction Of The Senior Players Of Our U19s Squad With Cumbrian Prop, Jonny Scott
You have to admire the stamina and dedication of the number of U19s players, who have been prepared to travel the not insignificant distance to Salford from the rugby league outposts in Cumbria, two or even three times a week, to train with their team mates here at the A J Bell Stadium.  In Jonny Scott’s case, though, this is stretching those qualities to the limit as, after an initial two years with the U16s, and now at the start of his final year in the U19s, he, and I suspect his extremely supportive family, will be embarking on their fifth year of undertaking this somewhat onerous part of belonging to a professional club.
It is, in fact, that cauldron of passion for rugby league we know as Whitehaven, in which Jonny grew up, and on the back of sundry visits to the well-known Recreation Ground, quickly grew to enjoy the game through watching, and also playing it in the local park with his friends.  It was not, though, until he had reached the age of ten that he took it upon himself to join a club, unsurprisingly, settling on the closest of these, Kells.
Although his size immediately singled him out as a prop, after two years he was moved into the centre, and then, at the age of fourteen, return to the pack at loose forward.  He found positives in both of these changes, with the centre bringing him a lot more ball work and space to exploit, and this led to his scoring a considerable number of tries, which meant that he was often selected as Man of the Match.
His later move to loose forward was one that particularly suited him as he relished the freedom to roam the middle of the field at will.  Indeed, it was not until he came to Salford that he returned, once more, to his now established role of prop forward.
In joining Kells his choice proved to be first rate, because they proved to be by one of the best side in the county, and they quite frequently won not only the Cumbria County Cup or league, but also lifted other local trophies for which were eligible to contest.   Jonny tells me they always used to take the field expecting to win, and by the time they had risen to U16s level, they went, throughout the whole season, unbeaten.
Consequently, when the then Salford City Reds developed some quite close but informal links with Whitehaven, members of the Academy coaching staff ran a coaching session for the Kells players.  Jonny quite clearly impressed them, because immediately after he was invited down to join the Salford U16s squad.  His acceptance was just as immediate, and it was not long before he had joined a group of three other players who were already making the regular car journeys down to Greater Manchester.
As with so many of the youngster who make the step up from amateur to professional level, it took him some little time to adjust to the increased demands, expectations, and standards, but then, when his debut eventually came, lo and behold it turned out to be against, of all people, Cumbria, at none other than the Recreation Ground, Whitehaven.
It would have been nice to report that against many of his mates from Kells, and other local clubs, he had a dream start in the Salford shirt, but the truth is that he ended up on the losing start, and, as might be expected, had to contend with a fair amount of ribbing from the victors.  Things did not get much better very quickly, for wins were few and far between, for that particular side.
Graduation to the U19s, after two years with the U16s, brought him a further higher standard to which he had to adjust, and now back in the front row, an increase in physicality, as he sought to adapt to the challenge of dealing with older, and physically more mature forwards than himself.
“It was a big step up for me, propping against lads three years older than me” he acknowledges, “but I was never in any way daunted at doing so.”
Now, one of the select group of senior players, he is gearing himself up for the additional requirements expected of third year players, whilst ensuring that he is equally undaunted by the responsibility that this brings.
And after all the disappointments of those early losses, at the end of last season he had the opportunity to rediscover the pleasure we all get from being on the winning side, as the Red Devils lifted the Group 2 winners’ trophy to cap a quite spectacular turn around in their fortunes in the later part of the year.

Hull FC 42-20 Red Devils

It was not the opening night the Red Devils were looking for as they failed to find any way to stop Hull FC running out victors at the KC Stadium.
A series of errors ended up costing Ian Watson’s men dearly but they have a quick chance to right the wrong in Thursday’s home opener against St Helens.
Read the full match report HERE
You can purchase tickets for the visit of St Helens from the website or at the AJ Bell Stadium Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets are considerably cheaper than those bought on the day of the game.

Important Match Information for Hull FC Away

The Salford Red Devils take on Hull FC this Friday (8pm). Here is everything you need to know from the Black and Whites ahead of your visit to the KC Stadium.
 
Tickets:
Supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance from the club before travelling, with prices reduced for advanced purchases.
Tickets bought in advance are charged at £21 adults, £18 concessions and £10 juniors.
Tickets bought on the day are charged at £24 adults, £20 concessions and £12 juniors.
Tickets can be bought on match day from the Away Supporters Bar situated on the North-East corner of the stadium (see below), as well as at the automated ticketing machines at the ticket office (card only).
Away fans are seated in the East Stand in E1 and E2.
 
Travel and Parking:
We advise you to allow plenty of time for your journey with the M62 often busy on a Friday evening. There are plenty of motorway service stations on the route to Hull.
Parking is available at the KC Stadium on Walton Street car park, charged at £5 per vehicle.
Alternative parking is available at St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre (HU2 8LN – approx 10minute walk)
Trains leave Manchester Piccadily at 41 minutes past the hour with the direct journey to Hull taking  just under two hours approx. without changing.
Official coach travel is also available by calling 0161 786 1570. Priced at just £16.
 
Away Supporters Bar:
Supporters will be able to make use of a dedicated away supporters bar at the KC Stadium, called the Pitchside Bar, which is positioned at the North East corner of the ground.
The bar serves bottled beer, cider, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks and will be showing highlights or sports news on the TV screens.
The bar is open two-and-a-half hours before kick-off, with last orders 30-minutes before the start of the match.
 
 
Food, drink and parking offers:
St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre is a stone’s throw away from the KC Stadium, with a direct walk down Londesborough Street and across the stadium footpaths.
Parking is available on match night for supporters, charged at £1, as well as exclusive food and drink offers from match ticket holders.
Pre match offers included Handmade Burger (20% off), El Taco Loco (15% off), Wok & Go Noodle Bar (10% off), Burger King (15% off), Bagel Nash (free hot drink with meal) and Krispy Kreme (10% off food and drink).
The stadium concourses also offer food and drink, including a family offer of two items of hot food, two drinks and two snacks, saving up to £4.40.
Other hot food, snacks, beers and ciders are also available, as well as Hull’s unique award-winning pies from local producer, Hull Pie. Check out our different local flavours at each game.
 
For the Kids:
Why not take the family to Hull FC’s popular Toys “R” Us Family Lounge, situated in the Wilberforce Suite on the southerly end of the West Stand.
As well as free toys, face painters, balloon modellers and the chance to meet players and mascots, why not take on Rugby League Live or FIFA on the Playstation and XBox in our GAMEZone.
You’ll also be able to enjoy free popcorn courtesy of Butterkist.
Inside the ground, keep an eye out for Toys “R” Us mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, for even more free toys!!
 
In the Ground:
There is plenty to look forward to at the ground, as well as 80-minutes of Super League action. The KC Stadium big screen will include fan pictures and tweets, as well as recent highlights and videos.
Hull FC’s cheerleaders will be in action, as well as special pre-match build up before the teams come out, complete with music and lightshow.
At half-time one fan will get the chance to take on the Black and Whites’ popular half-time challenge, ‘Boot It’, plus plenty more.
Hot and cold food, snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available from the stadium concourses.
You can also pick up a copy of the official match day programme for £3 from the various sellers around the ground or the ticket unit opposite the West Stand reception.
 
Need some help?:
Look out for a member of the ‘FC Team’, including our dedicated away supporter liaison officers. You can’t miss them, they’re in high-visibility green bibs!
The FC Team is made up of volunteer supporters who know the club better than anyone! They’re perfectly placed to help you on match day.

NW Crusaders Clash Rearranged

The Red Devils pre-season friendly against North Wales Crusaders has been rearranged.
The original match was called off last weekend because Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium’s pitch was deemed unplayable.
The rearranged fixture will take place at Cefn Druids’ The Rock this Sunday (February 7) and will kick-off at 3.30pm.
Ticket details will remain the same, with entry on the gate priced at £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and free for U16s.
Team news will be announced later this week.