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Salford Red Devils set to team with Oldham as dual-registration partners

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm we will team up with local side Oldham RLFC as dual-registration partners for the 2018 season.
Salford Red Devils Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “I’m happy we’ve got Oldham on board as our dual-registration partner for the 2018 season.
“Oldham are a great club and it will give some of our players a chance to play rugby when they aren’t in our squad which is key to keeping players fit and developing as athletes.
“Of course, Oldham is a lot closer for the majority of our lads which will make it easy for us to work with them and Scott Naylor is a brilliant coach who I’ve known for a long time and played with throughout my career and I’m looking forward to working with him this year.
Oldham coach, Scott Naylor, said: “I’m excited for several reasons about this dual-registration with one of my former clubs.
“To start with, we’re not far away from Salford and that’s got to be a help.
“Secondly, I’ve known Ian Watson for a long, long time. We played together. We go back years, and that’s important in itself. Ian Blease is also a good friend of mine.
“Myself and ‘Watto’ (Ian Watson) are in total agreement about what we both want out of this dual-reg agreement. It’s going to be an important part of our season in our quest to get promotion and get back into the Championship.
“Dual-reg didn’t really work for us last year, but I’m confident this link with Salford will make us a lot stronger and give us really good options, especially come the end of the season when we get to the play-offs.”
Salford Red Devils CEO, Ian Blease, said: “Obviously we’re delighted to secure a new dual-registration partnership with a fantastic local side in Oldham.
“I’ve known Chris Hamilton and Scott Naylor for some time now and it’s been great to work with him in sorting this dual-registration partnership out and I’m looking forward to the relationship growing between the two clubs.”
Oldham Chairman, Chris Hamilton, said: “We’ve been with Salford before. We know what they’re all about and they know what we’re all about.
“The Red Devils are under new ownership, so it’s a bright new era for them. We’ve already got a close association with Ian Watson (a former Oldham captain) and Ian Blease and hopefully that association will go from strength to strength.”

Red Devils Education Academy celebrating fantastic results

The Salford Red Devils Education Academy is celebrating the fantastic results achieved by its class of 2017 graduates.
Another year of brilliant results have seen the Academy retain their record of accomplishment boasting a 100% pass rate with 66% receiving D*’s.
The Salford Red Devils Education Academy is the cities only RFL approved Category 3 Academy. If you have ambitions of becoming a professional rugby player or are interested in studying sport within a full-time environment then the Red Devils Education Academy is the perfect place.
Places are still available to become a student at the Salford Red Devils Education Academy ahead of the next academic year. A final open day for all perspective students who may be interested in applying for a position on the course will take place prior to our home game against Wakefield Trinity on the 1st September. Registration for the event is essential as free entry to the fixture is included.
Red Devils first team players will attend the open day which will also include a talk giving you all the details regarding the course and the opportunities available to you through this innovative programme.
The primary BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in sport is perfect for those who want to train and study in a full-time sports environment. The course is designed to help those who aspire to a career in professional sport gain valuable experience in this area however we can also offer a building multi-trade course which will enable students to still access the full-time training and playing opportunities.
Alongside the academic course, students will be based full-time at the AJ Bell Stadium. Students will use the first-class facilities used by the Red Devils first team and will receive a fully branded kit for free.
Previous alumni have gone on to play professional Rugby League at Super League, Championship and League 1 level while others have gone on to secure full-time work within the professional sports industry. Several students each year have also successfully gone on to higher education at top universities across the country after achieving high grades.
If you are interested in attending the open day or directly applying to the course then email neil.blackburn@salfordreddevils.net or call 0161 786 1591.