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Salford Red Devils and Foundation give our FREE community club Season Tickets

Ahead of last weekend’s opening home game of the Betfred Super League season against London Broncos, Salford Red Devils and Salford Red Devils Foundation were out at local community clubs giving out FREE Season Tickets.
Salford Red Devils players such as Joey Lussick, Jansin Turgut, Ben Nakubuwai and Daniel Murray visited local community clubs such as Langworthy Reds, Salford Roosters, Folly Lane ARLFC and Cadishead Rhinos giving out FREE season tickets to their youth players for the 2019 season.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “It is absolutely crucial that Salford Red Devils have strong, positive and working relationships with every one of our local community clubs.
“These youngsters are clearly interested in Rugby League and it is up to us to give them the platform to watch top-class Super League and give them something to aspire to.
“Some of these kids could be the next generation of Salford Red Devils players or fans and it is important that they have links with this fantastic Club as early as possible and giving them a free 2019 Season Ticket is the perfect way to do that.
“We are looking forward to welcoming a number of youngsters to the AJ Bell Stadium this season and we’re confident they will enjoy their experience and begin an affinity with the Red Devils!”
Salford Red Devils Foundation Manager, Neil Blackburn, said: “It was great for the Foundation to get out to the local community clubs and give out free Salford Red Devils Season Tickets.
“It is key for the Salford Red Devils Foundation to maintain strong relationships with our community clubs and engage with them on a regular basis. Last week was a perfect example of the great work the Foundation continue to do in the community.
“For us, seeing as many children at the game as possible each week is the aim and we want to promote both the Club and Foundation far and wide.”
Salford Red Devils 2019 ‘Golden Tickets’ are also now in local schools which sees juniors allowed to attend a Red Devils game for free with an accompanying adult.
If you’re community club would like to get involved in this fantastic scheme, please E-Mail enquiries@salfordreddevils.net or call 0161 786 1590.  
And, if you’re a local school and would like to get some ‘Golden Tickets’ for a Red Devils fixture, please E-Mail enquiries@salfordreddevils.net or call 0161 786 1590.
We are #TogetherStronger.

Salford Red Devils Education Academy U19’s 46-16 Wigan Warriors Education Academy

The Salford Red Devils Education Academy U19’s earned a dominant 46-16 victory over Wigan Warriors Education Academy in a curtain raiser to The Red Devils Betfred Super League opener.
Salford were in a rampant mood crossing for nine tries with Jack Ratcliffe, Will Mills and Oreofe Animashaun all notching doubles alongside tries from Dan Goddard, Dane Wakefield and Tom Farr.
Ratcliffe opened the scoring in a back-and-forth opening forty with a fantastic sixty metre break after jinking through the Wigan line after just 43 seconds.
Salford built on this perfect start as Mills forced his way over for a first-half double either side of Animashaun’s try. Farr converted two of the four goals and gave the hosts a 20-10 lead going into the break.
But, it was in the second half that the U19’s really came to life and showed their quality running in five tries and racking up 26 points to the sole Wigan score.
Goddard got the Education Academy off to the perfect start after in the interval before Animashaun powered his way over joining Mills as double try-scorers for the evening. Wakefield soon got himself on the scoresheet to extend The Red Devils lead further.
As the hosts looked to have sealed the game they really turned on the style in the closing stages with half-backs Farr and Ratcliffe both crossing.
Farr emulated Ratcliffe’s opener as he broke from fifty metres out and raced to the line to before his half-back partner Ratcliffe rounded off the scoring on a fruitful evening for the Red Devils Education Academy.
Team Manager, Neil Blackburn, said: “It was a fantastic performance from the guys – We are now into the quarter-finals of the AOC National Cup.
“Wigan are a good side who were strong and pushed us hard in the first half but our lads were out to impress being on the main pitch before the first team.
“We took the upper hand in the second half with good possession and controlled the ruck. Oreofe and Will offered us a lot as big powerful back-rowers while half-backs Farr and Ratcliffe were full of flair.”
Man of the Match – Tom Farr.