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CDX Security announced as new Club Partner

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that CDX Security have joined the club as a new Official Partner.

CDX Security is an SIA accredited supplier of security services offering proactive management and innovative security solutions. With a head office in Warrington, CDX Security also have offices in London, Leeds and the West Midlands.

As part of the new partnership, CDX Security will feature on the sleeve of the Red Devils kits for the remainder of the 2021 and the entirety of the 2022 season.

Salford Red Devils Executive Chairman Paul King commented: “We are delighted to welcome CDX Security as a partner of the club. CDX Security and their Chief Executive John Roddy are huge supporters of the rugby league game, and have demonstrated this once again with their support for Salford Red Devils.”

Commenting on the newest CDX Security tie up, who boast England Head Coach Shaun Wane as a strategic advisor, Chief Executive John Roddy added: “‘We were delighted to be contacted by Paul King earlier in the week and advised that there was an opportunity to provide further sponsorship with the Salford Red Devils.

“We have enjoyed good relations with Salford for a few years now and have sponsored a couple of games during the past three seasons, we have also enjoyed sponsoring Harvey Livett, this season.

“The club are excellent to deal with and have always made our attendance at games, a first class experience, for the CDX Security team and our invited guests, ensuring a quality experience.

“We wish the club all the very best for the remainder of the 2021 season and we look forward to being part of the 2022 season and having the CDX Security logo on the playing shirts.”

To find out more information on our newest partner, visit www.cdxsec.com.

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.

Salford Red Devils and Wilkinson Star reignite partnership

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that Wilkinson Star have become a partner of the club once again.

Founded in 1983, Wikinson Star is one of the United Kingdom’s leading importers and wholesale distributors of industrial and welding equipment.

Owner of the company, John Wilkinson, is a former Chairman of Salford, so there is a strong link already in place between Wilkinson Star and Salford Red Devils.

Wilkinson Star have a number of industry leading brands, including Jasic, which has now become the official sponsor of our number 25, Jack Ormondroyd, for the 2021 season.

Speaking on the partnership, Salford Red Devils managing director, Paul King, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome our dear old friends Wilkinson Star as a club partner for the 2021 season.

“Having kept in touch with John and Tina for the last few years, I was very aware that their love for the club has never dissipated. John has used his 31 years of experience at the helm to help guide me on more than a couple of occasions in the last few years so it will be fantastic to see him on a more regular match day basis.

“It is also a very clear sign of our increasing commercial viability that companies such as Wilkinson Star, one of the leading wholesalers of welding equipment and compressed air products in the UK and Ireland, have agreed to partner with us.

“At a personal level, game day will be even brighter knowing John is back in the stadium. Who knows, if we ask nicely he may get on the mic in the platinum lounge from time to time for an interview or heritage presentations!”

Wilkinson Star owner, Dr John Wilkinson OBE, added: “This year I celebrate 50 years in business in the City of Salford. Such wonderful years of working with, and employing, thousands of local people, something so special in my working life!

“I am very proud to say that throughout these years I have made many friends, including Paul King, a true friend who has taken on the role of Chairman of Salford Red Devils, a very proud position in our great city.

“So, to celebrate this, I am delighted to take on a sponsorship role at Salford with my company brand, Jasic, and look forward to a season of meeting old friends and making new friends at the Barton stadium.”

You can find out more information on Wilkinson Star HERE, where you can also find numerous contact numbers and email addresses to suit the service you require.

Salford University will host ‘Takeover Day’ against St Helens

Salford Red Devils and Salford University have teamed up in a brand-new partnership which will give students the opportunity for both parties to share expertise and give students unique and beneficial experiences.
As a key component of the partnership, Salford University will stage a ‘Takeover Day’ at the St Helens fixture on Thursday 28th February. Students and staff from the University have been given discounted tickets as part of the event.
Prior to the game, students from Salford University’s Shock Radio will build the atmosphere at the AJ Bell Stadium, they will also provide live commentary and post-match player interviews. There will also be a reaction challenge game co-ordinated by the staff from the sports exercise team at the University.
Salford University Journalism students will be assisting with official matchday communications and operations. The University’s band will entertain fans pre-game in the marquee and there will be a crossbar challenge at half-time between Salford Red Devils supporters and the University’s Rugby League team.
As part of the longer-term partnership, Salford University have taken pride of place across the back of the 2019 shorts as an official kit sponsor while a member of the Salford Business School will sit on the Club’s Board of Directors.
Salford University and the Red Devils have already worked together on a number of projects including the ‘Fan Fit’ app which tracks the number of steps and activity Salford fans do over each month as well as taking feed directly from the Club’s official website, social media and Youtube channels. Salford Red Devils also held their annual media day at the University’s MediaCity UK Journalism campus in January.
Jennifer Hinsley, Operations Manager at the University of Salford Business School, said: “This is a very exciting partnership for the University, which will give a huge range of our students the chance to experience Rugby League, whether that is just as a fan or actually getting involved in helping to run a matchday. It is a big part of our strategy to give our students real world experience in this partnership is a key part of that.”
Salford Red Devils Director, Paul King, said: “To have a strong working relationship with Salford University is fantastic and this ‘Takeover Day’ is the perfect opportunity for us to display this wonderful partnership. This day will allow a number of the Universities students get involved with a gameday whether that be offering assistance to the operations, entertainment or just coming and experiencing their first-ever Rugby League game.
“We’ve been working really hard on improving the matchday experience at the AJ Bell Stadium and offering a partner such as Salford University a ‘Takeover Day’ will only help us with this and I’m hoping all the students and staff of Salford University as well as the Salford Red Devils fans support the occasion.”
 
For students looking to purchase tickets for the upcoming game against St Helens, please contact M.Ahmed42@salford.ac.uk.
 

Event | Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust to host annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust is set to take place tomorrow at Chandos Sports & Social Club at 7pm.
Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson and Assistant Coach Martin Gleeson will be in attendance as well as halfback duo Rob Lui and Jackson Hastings and Club Director Paul King.
They will all join for a Q & A from 8:30pm tomorrow evening. To attend the AGM, you must be a paid-up member of the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust. There will be an opportunity for fans to join prior to the meeting.
Full address:
Chandos Sports & Social Club, Chandos Grove, Salford, M5 5LJ.
 
Tickets for Salford Red Devils’ next pre-season friendly are available to purchase at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. For a reminder of ticket prices, click HERE.
Salford Red Devils 2019 Season Tickets are still available to purchase from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. You can spread the cost via Direct Debit payments, for more details, click HERE.

Squad Builder members have chance to win Maurice Richards’ boot

Salford Red Devils can confirm we will be entering all Squad Builder members into a prize draw to win a signed Maurice Richards boot once we reach 200 members.
Legendary Welsh flyer Richards holds the record for most Salford Red Devils appearances with 498 as well as being the Club’s all-time leading try-scorer notching a huge 297 tries. Richards was also named on the wing in our ongoing ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team.
The first 200 members of the Squad Builder initiative will have the opportunity to win this amazing and rare piece of Red Devils memorabilia.
Salford Red Devils Director Paul King has again donated this wonderful piece of history for Squad Builder members to win. This follows our recent prize draw for a signed match-worn Joey Lussick shirt which was won by Steve Greenall.
Make sure you’re in with a chance of winning the signed boot of a Salford legend by signing up to the Squad Builder today. Platinum members will be given five entries into the prize draw, gold members will be given three entries while silver members will have a sole entry.
You can sign up over ten, easy, manageable monthly Direct Debit payments by simply clicking HERE. Alternatively, you can pay in one card payment by visiting the Salford Red Devils offices or calling 0161 786 1590.
To read more about or Squad Builder initiative and check out the amazing perks of our silver, gold and platinum schemes, click HERE.

Chance to win signed Joey Lussick shirt for Squad Builder members

Salford Red Devils are delighted to reveal we will be entering all Squad Builder members into a draw to win a 2018 playing jersey signed by Joey Lussick when we hit 145 members.
The Club is currently 145 years old and Salford Red Devils will celebrate this when our Squad Builder members match our years since formation thanks to Director, and Joey Lussick’s sponsor for the 2018 season, Paul King and Capricorn Security.
Salford Red Devils launched an initial squad builder fund back in July to help sign Australian hooker Joey Lussick, who would go on to play in all the Red Devils’ Qualifiers fixtures scoring two tries. Now, Paul King and Capricorn Security are donating their signed Lussick playing jersey as a prize for Squad Builder members.
Platinum members will be given five entries into the prize draw, gold members will be given three entries while silver members will have a sole entry.
The Squad Builder initiative currently sits at more than 110 members and has helped the Club with recruitment ahead of the 2019 Betfred Super League season.
If you’d like to join the Squad Builder via Direct Debit, simply click HERE.
Alternatively, you can call the Club on 0161 786 1590 or visit the Salford Red Devils offices on the first floor of the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford Red Devils Foundation appoint two new Trustees

Salford Red Devils Foundation is pleased to announce that their Board of Trustees has two fantastic new additions.
These new trustees bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and have expressed their excitement at joining the team and both cannot wait to help Salford Red Devils Foundation continue to deliver its array of outstanding community programmes in Salford and across Greater Manchester.
The first new Trustee, Mr Paul King, is a prominent figure within the modern world of securities and has been a passionate Salford Red Devils fan for many years. As a successful businessman Paul is well placed to help guide the Foundation as it embarks on new and exciting programmes.
Paul King said: “My love affair with Salford commenced on a wet Friday evening at the Willows back in 1973, some 45 years later my passion for the club and the community burns as brightly as ever.
“I am delighted to join the Board of Trustees and hope to play a part in enabling the club and the Foundation to further enhance their position, providing hope and inspiration at the heart of this wonderful community”.
Paul also sits as a Director on the Salford Red Devils Holding Board and his addition to the Foundation Board of Trustees can only be of benefit as this brings both organisations closer together from a strategic perspective ensuring the maximum impact is achieved within the local community.
The second new Trustee is Mr Michael Burke who has over 13 years’ experience working in Television and Media. Currently a Sports Producer/Director at BBC Michael can help raise the profile of Salford Red Devils Foundation and advice on an increased media presence.
Michael Burke said: “As a lifelong Salford RLFC supporter I am extremely proud and excited to be joining the Board of Trustees on the Salford Red Devils Foundation. Hopefully I can play a part in raising awareness and developing something that is close to my heart”.
Salford Red Devils Foundation would like to thank the whole Board of Trustee’s for their continued support and guidance as it continues to inspire the community through sport, health and education.
If you would like to donate, sponsor or engage directly with Salford Red Devils Foundation please contact Foundation Manager Neil.Blackburn@salfordreddevils.net.

Fan Focus Group | Thank you to all attendees

Salford Red Devils would like to thank all the fans who attended last night’s ‘Fan Focus Group’ at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The evening was designed to get the thoughts of fans on the topics of community engagement, matchday experience and a potential squad builder and the fans in attendance offered some constructive feedback and positive ideas for the Club to take on board going forward.
This will hopefully mark the start of a stronger relationship between the Club and the fans as we move towards a bright future.
See the reaction of Club Directors Paul King and Paul Trainor below:


If anyone who attended the Fan Focus Group is yet to receive a follow-up E-Mail from the Club please contact us at enquiries@salfordreddevils.net.
 
Welcome the Wolfpack!
Tickets for our next home game against Toronto Wolfpack on Saturday 8th September are available to purchase at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or SAVE MONEY by buying online, just CLICK HERE.

Devils Strengthen Board With Two Appointments

Salford Red Devils today confirm the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the board of the Holding Company.
Paul King and Paul Trainor will take up roles with immediate effect and put their vast experience into two very different areas of the business.
Both men have lifelong associations with the Club, Paul King as a supporter and sponsor and Paul Trainor having played with the Club’s Academy in his youth before becoming one of the main advocates of rugby league in schools within the city.
King is a Director of Capricorn Security – a local Salford business – and has many years in the industry, including time as a former shirt sponsor Securitas.
Paul King said: “I’ve been a fan since I was seven years old and I was happy to get involved and offer any help I could. I am hoping that my wide sales and marketing experience couple with my customer-focused experience will bring some know-how to the table.”
Trainor meanwhile is set to head up the Club’s new innovative new player pathway programme and he will be coordinating the youth development in Greater Manchester.
Paul Trainor said: “It’s exciting to be working with raw and emerging talent in the region. We intend to expand Salford’s territory within the game and this new strategy underlines out commitment to developing a pathway for local players, while being able to visualise talent from untapped areas. “
Red Devils Director Andrew Rosler said: “The level of experience that these two men bring to the table cannot be underestimated. We have been negotiating for many weeks to get to the stage where we can announce them as the first of our new board members.
“More key appointments will follow and we finally getting to a position where we can start to realise our potential off the field in order to maximise our performance on it.
“The educational and alternative career pathway initiatives to be announced are a huge part in growing the Club’s relevance and importance within our community.”
“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Dawn Fidler and Hannah Fendall, who have both now left the board, for all their hard work and it’s great that they remain both committed and loyal fans.”
Ready for the Rhinos!
Purchase your tickets for our game with Leeds on Friday 27th July from the Club Ticket Office, on 0161 786 1570 or by simply clicking HERE.