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Willows Wall | Vote for your hooker

The 1970’s Championship winning prop-forward Mike Coulman was the first forward in the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team and now voting is open for the hooker position.
The voting is in association with the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Vote below.
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.
 
 

Willows Wall | Mike Coulman makes the team

Mike Coulman is the first forward named in our ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team in association with the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.  
Coulman featured for the Red Devils between 1968 and 1983 racking up a total of 463 appearances, 22 of which coming from the interchange bench.
The robust forward had an impressive try-scorer record crossing for 135 tries; a career record for a forward for Salford. On five occasions he went over for a hat-trick for the Club against Blackpool, Huyton, Featherstone, Keighley and Bradford Northern. He even kicked a drop-goal in a victory over Bramley in 1982. His final points tally was 408.
His debut season for Salford saw him play in the 1969 Challenge Cup final defeat to Castleford at Wembley. He played at second-row in the final but it was as a prop-forward in which he would make his name for the Club winning the Championship with Salford in both the 1973-74 and 1975-76 seasons.
Coulman would put in a Man of the Match performance – in a losing effort however – in the 1974 Lancashire Cup final. He also played in the 1974 Premiership final, Floodlit Trophy final and subsequent replay.
He represented Great Britain on three occasions and England on five. He travelled to Australia in 1975 as part of the England squad to compete in the World Cup. He would also go on to become Assistant to Head Coach Mal Aspey before eventually taking the post himself in October 1983.
The next vote will be available on www.salfordreddevils.net and the Club’s social media channels later today.
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.
 

Season Ticket collection afternoon on Sunday 16th December

Salford Red Devils are pleased to confirm we will be hosting a ‘try and buy’ and Season Ticket collection afternoon on Sunday 16th December, 11am-2pm, in the Club’s museum.
This will be the first opportunity for Salford Red Devils supporters to pick up their 2019 Season Tickets.
Any fans who are yet to secure their 2019 Season Ticket can purchase theirs on the day from Reception. Please remember that Season Tickets are then available to be picked up at any point from Reception in the lead-up to Christmas.
You will be able to try on our 2019 home shirt and purchase in time for Christmas at the event. WildThang – the Club’s official merchandise partner – will be present on the afternoon selling additional merchandise such as beanies, retro shirts, t-shirts and more.
There will also be opportunities for any Salford Red Devils fans looking to join the Squad Builder initiative and get the amazing benefits that come alongside. Fans can also sign-up for the Gold Line Draw and have the opportunity of winning £500 every single week.
Come and collect your Season Ticket and try our 2019 home shirt on for size!
Finally, Salford Red Devils can also confirm that we are working on an official ‘Season Launch’ event which is scheduled to take place after Christmas.

Willows Wall | Open side prop forward voting

The 1970’s Championship winning side dominated the back-line and now we’re onto the forward voting for our Willows Wall ‘Heritage Team’ in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Vote below:
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.
 
 

Willows Wall | Steve Nash in the halves

Salford Red Devils can confirm that Steve Nash completes the backs in our ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Nash – who joined the Red Devils for a world record fee of £15,000 from hometown club Featherstone Rovers – made over 300 appearances for Salford scoring nine tries and 17 goals, totalling 129 points.
Nash was an integral part of the 1973 Division One winning side and also helped guide the Red Devils to a Lancashire Cup final and Premiership final, however both ended in defeat. He would go on to become Salford’s captain and was granted a testimonial at The Willows before retiring at the age of 35.
He featured in the 1979 Great Britain tour of Australia before suffering a detached retina however he would go on to captain Great Britain in their first test against Australia in Hull in 1982. Prior to arriving at Salford, Nash won the Lance Todd Trophy for his performance for Featherstone Rovers in 1973.
Here is the voting in full: 
Steve Nash – 47.19%
Steve Kerry – 14.52%
Gavin Clinch – 10.89%
Jackie Brennan – 10.89%
Peter Banner – 9.57%
Billy Watkins – 2.97%
Darren Bloor – 1.98%
David Cairns – 0.99%
Brian Keaveney – 0.66%
Billy Banks – 0.33%
 
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Event | Book your place at the Junior Devils Christmas Party

Salford Red Devils, Salford Red Devils Foundation and the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust have joined forces to host the 2018 Junior Red Devils Christmas Party for supporters and players’ families.
Children will have exclusive access to the Play Kidd’s Childrens Play Centre in Swinton from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday 15th December.
The party includes food, entertainment and a visit from Santa and Dr Devil with a photographer on hand to capture the special occasion.
The event is for children aged between 0 and 11.
To purchase your tickets, click HERE.

Overnight stay at The Valley Hotel added to Platinum package

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm that Platinum Squad Builder members will now receive an overnight stay and breakfast at the Valley Hotel, Anglesey.
The overnight stay in a double/twin room along with breakfast is usually charged at £86 however devoted supporters of the Club Paul and David Snape are kindly donating this as an additional perk to the Platinum Squad Builder package.
Paul Snape said: “David and I are keen to support the Club the best we can, and the offer is designed to try and help increase the fans purchasing the Platinum Squad builder package.”
The Club will be in contact with Platinum Squad Builder members in regards to the benefit in the near future. Alternatively, contact us enquiries@salfordreddevils.net.
Salford Red Devils fans can join the Squad Builder via ten easy monthly Direct Debit payments, simply click HERE.
Or, alternatively, if you’d like to book over the phone call us on 0161 786 1590 or visit the AJ Bell Stadium to pay in one card payment.
All the details, including prices, packages and exclusive benefits, of Squad Builder can be seen HERE.
Earlier this week, we also confirmed that the first 145 members of the Squad Builder initiative would go into a prize draw to win a signed match-worn Joey Lussick shirt. Join today to ensure you’re in the draw! All details HERE.
For more information on The Valley Hotel, click HERE.

Willows Wall | Scrum Half vote

You can now vote for your scrum half in our ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team in association with the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Paul Charlton, Kieth Fielding, David Watkins, Chris Hesketh, Maurice Richards and Kenny Gill are all currently in the team but who will join them?
Vote below.
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Kenny Gill joins the Heritage Team

Salford Red Devils’ former stand-off Kenny Gill is the sixth name in the ‘Willows Wall’ as part of Capricorn Security and Salford Red Devils Foundation’s Heritage Team initiative.
Gill was a part of the memorable 1970’s side – of whom make up the complete Heritage Team thus far – that won two Championship titles with the Red Devils. Overall, Gill appeared 275 times for the Red Devils, scoring 62 tries, kicking nine goals and one drop-goal tallying up to an impressive 205 points. He also played in three Lancashire Cup finals, a John Player final and a Floodlit Trophy final.
During his time with Salford, Gill would represent Great Britain on seven occasions and was involved in the 1974 Down Under and was selected in the 1975 and 1977 World Cups, scoring a try in the 1977 Rugby League World Cup final. Gill also played for Lancashire on seven occasions.
Gill would move to Widnes in February 1978 earning another Championship medal before then moving onto Barrow. However, the stand-off would finish his career with Salford after re-joining for £12,000. He would make his final appearance against Leeds at The Willows on April 27th, 1980.
Voting for scrum half will go live later today.
The full results are as follows:

  • Kenny Gill – 32.79%
  • Steve Blakeley – 23.28%
  • Gus Risman – 18.69%
  • Andrew Dunneman – 7.87%
  • Paul Shaw – 6.89%
  • Neil Baker – 4.59%
  • Daniel Holdsworth – 2.95%
  • Ken Richards – 1.64%
  • Cliff Beverley – 1.31%
  • John Butler – 0.00%

If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25. 

Salford Red Devils Category Three Academy overcome Riverside

Riverside College 20   Salford Cat 3 U19s 26      
A twenty points to six, half time deficit was turned on its head, in Wednesday’s encounter with the Widnes-based Riverside College, after the half time interval, to run in twenty unanswered points of their own and so secure their first victory of the season.
Facing a strong wind and an uphill fight in the first half, it was a solitary score thanks to the strength of loose forward, Josh Henry, goaled by Ellis Snellgrove, which in the end was to prove vital in determining the result, as the home side used the elements and gradient, to their advantage.
It was not solely the circumstantial issues which contributed to the size of that half time score, however, with some weak, ineffective defence taking its own toll on the Red Devils’ performance, much to the dismay of coach, Jay Boyd.
“We just weren’t switched on at all, defensively, in that first half,” he acknowledges.  “We were struggling, because of their attitude and willingness to put their bodies on the line.  Once this improved in the second half we took control.”
The opportunity to address this during the half time interval, thankfully, spurred the whole squad on, to put the matter to rights.
“We had been working on our defence quite extensively in training, over a couple of weeks, so I let them know just how disappointed I was with them, and their attitude changed almost immediately,” he recounts.  “They wanted to prove us wrong, and they prepared to get stuck in straight away, for the second half.”
Notice of this was served as early as the first set, following the resumption, when, following a forty metre break by Josh Henry once again, a couple of quick play-the-balls got them into the position for hooker, Dan Goddard to scoot over between the posts, giving Connor Law a straight forward conversion.
With their tails suddenly up and the momentum swinging their way, they were also helped by a number of penalties which contributed to their cause, as the tiring Riverside defence, with a bench of merely two substitutes, struggled to keep in the running.
A further try by Josh Henry, coming from a drop-off pass, put the visitors within four points of their hosts, and with time on their side they were able to show patience and wear away the plucky home side’s resilience, until a wrap-around move enabled  Law to cut through and pave the way for Callum Hughes to cross, which with his own conversion, edged his team in front for the first time.
The icing on the cake came shortly before the final whistle when Law turned from provider to scorer, to ensure the victory.
“Attacking-wise we are improving well, and we can score points when we get the chance, while in keeping the opposition to zero in the second half showed that our defence is also quite capable, when the attitude is right,” is Jay’s final assessment.  “That zero was, in itself, a big achievement, and the lads deserved their win, simply for putting right all the things that had gone wrong in the first half.”
With another trip, next week, this time to Warrington, they all have the opportunity of showing all these positive signs for the full eighty minutes.
SALFORD TEAM:
Ben Gore, Ben Whitley, Ellis Snellgrove, Jack Fairbrother, Luke Watson, Callum Hughes, Pat Johnson, Shane Knight, Will Pettigrew, James McKenna, Josh Connolly, Josh Henry
SUBSTITUES:
Brodie Partington, Connor Aspey, Josh Bentley, Dan Goddard, Lewis Zammit, Connor Law