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LAUNCH OF SALFORD’S ‘BUILDING THE FUTURE’ BLUEPRINT

Off the back of its launch during our community spotlight week, Salford Red Devils are excited to kickstart our ‘Building the Future’ (BTF) blueprint. 

The launch of BTF will create exciting partnerships with community clubs and schools, with the aim to promote the club and the sport of rugby league in general.

There are a total of seven communities clubs involved in BTF – Salford City Roosters, Langworthy Reds, Folly Lane, Cadishead Rhinos, Bury Broncos, Westhoughton Lions and South Trafford Raiders.

Each club has been designated a number of player ambassadors, who will throughout the season come down to training sessions to work with the community clubs, with head coach Richard Marshall and assistant head coach Danny Orr also getting involved.

Salford Red Devils Foundation have and will play an important role in BTF, offering England Talent Pathway (ETP) sessions to kids in the area, amongst other opportunities.

As well as community club involvement, BTF will also work in conjunction with schools across Greater Manchester with benefits like player visits and curriculum support.

Speaking on the launch of BTF, Salford Red Devils director Paul Trainor said: “I am delighted with the launch of the Building the Future strategy, which will create exciting partnerships with community clubs and schools to promote the club and the sport of rugby league.

“At the heart of this strategy is increasing participation and engagement with rugby league, whilst providing opportunities for the best talent from across the region to move onto a pathway to represent the club in Super League. The club, working alongside the Salford Red Devils Foundation, is excited to work with our community clubs and schools to deliver on our 4 key themes of the strategy – Engagement, Inspiration, Performance, Relationships.

“I am particularly excited to see our School Partner programme, where schools across Greater Manchester can benefit from coaching, player visits, training for school staff, curriculum support, access to our ‘School of the Month’ competition as well as other benefits. Headteachers will receive more details through an email in the next few days.”

Director of rugby and operations, Ian Blease said: “Our current focus is to give as much recourse as we can to our hard working and talented community clubs and to help nurture Salford’s talented youngsters, whilst making a positive impact through the quality and commitment of our delivery.

Salford Red Devils are a club to be proud of and this is a clear indication of planning for the future and recognising the single most important part of any club, which is the community.”

Head of rugby, talent and pathways, Paul Rowley, added: “The direction and focus of any business is a reflection of its leaders and in Paul King, the board and Ian Blease there is a clear and passionate directive to enhance the relationships with community clubs and ensure more opportunities for the young people of Salford.

“The experience and talent within our community is very evident, and in the short time I’ve been involved it’s been great to have genuine chats about all things rugby with individuals at each club.”

Salford Red Devils Foundation director Neil Blackburn added: “After delivering the ETP programme for the past number of years, the foundation has ensured local talent has been given the platform to showcase their abilities under the Red Devils’ banner.

With the launch of the new BTF strategy, the programme of delivery is revitalised and extended to further enhance Salford Red Devils’ reach within the local community and Greater Manchester wide. It is an exciting time to be an aspiring young athlete in the Salford area and I cannot wait for our team to get back into the community delivering engaging, safe and fun physical activities.”

Community | Jackson Hastings attends U9 Development Evening

Salford halfback Jackson Hastings attended the U9’s Development Evening at local community club Cadishead Rhinos and was met by a raft of young Red Devils.
This was the third U9’s Development Evening ran by the Salford Red Devils Foundation with two previous events being held at Langworthy Reds and the AJ Bell Stadium.
There have been around 40 children at each event from local community clubs Cadishead Rhinos, Langworthy Reds, Salford Roosters and Folly Lane.
Hastings, sponsored by Advanced Steel, said: “It was a fantastic experience for me to go down and see all the young locals playing rugby.
“There were some great players there who definitely have the potential to make a career in the game further down the line.
“I know how touch Salford are with the local community and it was great for me to represent the Club in this capacity.”

Community | Under 9s Enjoy Devils’ Development

Last week Salford Red Devils held their first Under 9s Development Night at the AJ Bell Stadium with four local community clubs, Langworthy Reds, Cadishead Rhinos, Folly Lane and Salford City Roosters.
More than 40 players attended along with parents and coaches and had a fantastic time in the professional environment.
Community Development Manager Lewis Lockett said: “The idea behind the night was to get the kids to have more exposure and training with us and help them get a step up with the development.
“We have two more dates planned this year – in mid-July and mid-September and they are open to players registered with Salford clubs.”
For more information, contact lewis.lockett@salfordreddevils.net.
The Tigers are in Town, but we’ll roar louder! 
Tickets for our next home game against Castleford Tigers on Friday 13th July are available to purchase at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone or online here.

Tickets | Over 1000 local children playing Rugby League offered FREE tickets

Salford Red Devils are delighted to offer players of local community clubs a FREE ticket for the remainder of the 2018 Betfred Super League season.
The scheme will see over 1000 local children be offered a FREE ticket for the rest of Salford Red Devils 2018 fixtures at the AJ Bell Stadium.
This offer will stretch to local community clubs such as Langworthy Reds, Folly Lane, Cadishead Rhinos, Salford City Roosters, Mancunians, Bury Broncos, South Trafford Raiders, Westhoughton Lions and many more!
All local community clubs will be sent forms over the next few days, which will need to be filled in and brought to the Salford Red Devils Foundation from 5pm onwards on gameday and collect your FREE ticket.
Over the coming weeks the Salford Red Devils Foundation and the first team will be setting up evenings over the coming weeks at the local community clubs for local players to sign up and claim their FREE ticket.
 
For more information contact the Salford Red Devils Foundation on 0161 786 1591 or E-Mail Neil.Blackburn@salfordreddevils.net.

Community | Swinton Cubs & Beavers benefit from Community Ticket offer

Earlier this season the Salford Red Devils, in conjunction with the Salford Red Devils Foundation, launched the new East Stand ‘Community Ticket’ initiative and the scheme is already proving popular with the local community.
Swinton Beavers and Cubs took up the ‘Community Ticket’ offer for Friday night’s win over Hull FC and had a fantastic experience watching the Red Devils run out victorious.
Swinton Beavers and Cubs engaged with the Salford Red Devils Foundation and utilised the innovative new ticket offer to help raise funds for the group.
The Beavers and Cubs came down to watch Friday’s game on the back of visiting the Salford Red Devils Foundation earlier in the week to have a tour and learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
This tour and talk involved meeting first team players Robert Lui and Junior Sa’u at the AJ Bell Stadium and the Beavers and Cubs were delighted to meet both first teamers, talk to them and take pictures with them – even featuring on Junior Sau and the Club’s social media channels.
Pauline Mack said: “All the children had a wonderful time and the whole event was fantastic.”
Cockermouth School were also in the East Stand as flag bearers at Friday night’s game and they also took part in a half-time lap of honour.
Local community clubs such as Monton FC, Cadishead Rhinos and Salford City Roosters have all also taken advantage of this unique ticket offer retaining 50% of all sales to raise funds for their clubs.
JOIN these local community groups today by experiencing a Salford Red Devils fixture while raising money for YOUR good causes.
And, the other 50% goes into the Salford Red Devils Foundation to fund programmes such as Rising Stars player development, Offload Mental Health schemes, local community school visits and Salford Red Devils heritage projects. The whole community is the winner with this fantastic new initiative.
To get involved or simply enquire about the scheme please E-Mail CommunityTickets@SalfordRedDevils.net, phone 0161 786 1570, or contact the Club or Salford Red Devils Foundation directly.
We look forward to hearing from you!