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Willows Wall | Paul Charlton named at full-back

Paul Charlton has won the voting for the fullback position in Salford’s ‘Heritage Team’ which will take place on the ‘Willows Wall’ as part of an initiative between Capricorn Security and the Salford Red Devils Foundation. 
Charlton made 233 appearances for Salford, scoring 99 tries and kicking two goals totalling at 301 points. The dynamic Charlton set the world record for tries in a season from full-back crossing for 33 in the 1972-73 campaign. 31 of these were for Salford while he also scored for Great Britain and Cumberland from this position.
The try-scoring full-back joined Salford from Workington Tow in October 1969 in a deal worth £13,000. In his time at Salford, Charlton won a Championship title in 1974 as well as a Lancashire Cup winners medal in 1972.
Charlton earned 19 caps for Great Britain and a member of Great Britain’s World Cup winning side in 1972; which was held in France. Charlton would return to Workington Town fin 1975 following six successful seasons at The Willows and went on to also play for Blackpool Borough.
The Championship winner saw off sturdy competition from some other great full-backs to win with 34.48%.
The voting finished as below:

  1. Paul Charlton – 34.48%
  2. Gary Jack – 16.64%
  3. Gary Broadbent – 16.30%
  4. Steve Gibson – 15.27%
  5. Paul Fletcher – 13.55%
  6. Steve Rule – 1.37%
  7. Arthur Gregory – 1.20%
  8. Harold Osbaldestin – 0.51%
  9. Colin Whitefield – 0.51%
  10. Ken Gwillam – 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. 
All of your money will be donated directly to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

Willows Wall | Vote for your fullback

Earlier today Club partners Capricorn Security and the Salford Red Devils Foundation launched a new initiative where the company will donate £25 a week to the Foundation for a brick on the Willows Wall with a Red Devils legend printed on.
The first vote is now live and we’re asking you to vote for your favourite Red Devils fullback from yesteryear.
The winner will be confirmed next week.
Click here to vote for your favourite fullback

Community | Capricorn Security start legends initiative on Willows Wall

Capricorn Security have confirmed that they will be donating £25 for a brick each week on the Salford Red Devils Foundation ‘Willows Wall’ with a name of a given legend printed on. 
We will be giving supporters a selection of ten players to choose from each week in given positions for example the first week will give fans the choice to vote from Salford’s best ten fullbacks.
One vote will be launched each week with the winners being announced the following week prior to the next upcoming vote. Players who are still currently playing are ineligible.
You’ll be able to vote via the Club Website and over all Salford Red Devils social media channels.
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. 
All of your money will be donated directly to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

Community | Foundation to host Energise Project half-term camp

Salford Red Devils Foundation are hosting the Energise half-term camp at the AJ Bell Stadium between 23rd-25th October.
The Energise half-term camp will compromise of multiple sports with opportunities to take part in a range of fun activities and even have access to the Salford Red Devils first team gym.
The camp is open to children from the Irlam, Cadishead and Eccles areas ageing between year 5 and year 11.
Sessions will take place on Tuesday 23rd October, Wednesday 24th October and Thursday 25th October with 9am-noon being set for year 5 to year 7 while 1pm-3:30pm will be for year 8 through to year 11.
The Energise half-term camp is funded through Salford Primary Care Together and delivered in partnership with Irlam and Cadishead GP’s and the Salford Red Devils Foundation.
If you would like to attend or have any enquiries regarding the camp, please contact Joanne.Shepherd@salfordreddevils.net. You must book your place to attend.
Please make sure your children wear appropriate clothing and bring a healthy drink and a snack.
All sessions will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium, Eccles, Greater Manchester, M30 7EY.

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 | Foundation retain funding from Salford CVS

Salford Red Devils Foundation have managed to secure funding from Salford CVS to run their SEMH Summer Camp following a successful programme last month.
The sessions ran for three weeks last month at Eccles Leisure Centre with the aims of helping SEMH children integrate with non-SEMH children as well as boosting confidence and self-esteem.
Of course, physical activity and wellbeing were also promoted with the children taking part in dance lessons, karate lessons, wheelchair rugby and much more.
Salford Red Devils Foundation were aiming to bring 10-12 children to each session and actually managed to get around 20 children to each session with 22 attending the final session in the third week.
For more information on the SEMH Summer Camp you can contact the Salford Red Devils Foundation on 0161 786 1591.

Gold Line Draw | Family donate winnings to Foundation

Salford Red Devils were saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Edwards – a 97-year-old lifelong fan – who recently won £500 on the Gold Line Draw before he could receive his winnings. However, his family have Kindly requested that the winnings go to the Salford Red Devils Foundation in his memory. 
Mr Edwards, of Weaste, attended The Willows for many years and still supported the Club on a weekly basis through the Gold Line Draw.
John Blackburn, of the Salford Red Devils Foundation, said: “Everyone at the Foundation and Club are saddened to hear of Harold’s passing.
“We are aware of how committed a Salford fan Harold was and we will ensure his name lives on by placing his name on the Willows Wall in the Salford Red Devils Museum.”
Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to pass on their condolences to the Edwards family and thank them for their generous donation to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.
If you’d like to buy a brick on the Willows Wall please contact John.Blackburn@SalfordRedDevils.net.

Community | Successful Lance Todd Award evening

On Tuesday evening, the Salford Red Devils Foundation hosted the annual Lance Todd Award Dinner at The Marriot in Worsley.  
The award was won by Tony Gigot of the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners Catalans Dragons. Unfortunately, Gigot couldn’t be in attendance however Jerome Guisset accepted the award on his behalf.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester and RFL President Andy Burnham opened the evening while the Ceremonial Mayor and Mayress of Salford also attended.
There were a host of ex-Lance Todd winners in attendance. St Helens trio Paul Wellens, Sean Long and Matty Smith were alongside the likes of Mal Riley, Brian Lockwood, Ray Ashby, Andy Gregory and Lee Briers.
Another former winner Robbie Hunter-Paul presented the event with the assistance of Salford Red Devils Team and Player Welfare Manager Paul Highton while Dr Kevin Jones was the guest speaker.
The Red Devils were also well represented with current Head Coach Ian Watson and Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease at the evening. Tyrone McCarthy alongside Australian duo – and Salford new boys – Jackson Hastings and Joey Lussick also enjoyed the event.
It wasn’t just the Red Devils of present who were represented with a number of former Salford players present – John Butler, Bill Sheffield, Eric Prescott, Alan Grice, Phil Hurst, Paul Fletcher, Liam Owen, Danny Barton, John Cheshire, Andy Burgess and Theo Fages all made the event.
The event was extremely well attended and enjoyed by all.

Gold Line Draw | Dedicated fan donates winnings to Foundation

The Gold Line Draw crowned another £500 winner recently and Andy Rowe donated his prize to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.
Mr Rowe was awarded his cheque at half-time of our recent victory over Widnes Vikings and told the Club he would be donating it to the Salford Red Devils Foundation in a fantastic gesture.
Mr Rowe said: “I was surprised when I got the call.
“I thought the Club were trying to get some more money from me but, in fact, they were giving me some as a prize!
“But, I didn’t have any hesitation in donating it back to the Salford Red Devils Foundation as they’re a fantastic charity who do terrific work in the local community.
“Hopefully my donation can help them continue their work and can help get the Club and Foundation out even more.”
Salford Red Devils Foundation’s John Blackburn said: “It’s absolutely fantastic that Andy has chosen to donate his £500 winnings to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.
“We’ve got some great initiatives at the Salford Red Devils Foundation such as our Offload scheme, the rising stars programme and the upcoming Lance Todd dinner so it’s nice that fans are noticing, and one is even kind enough to make a substantial donation with their winnings like this.
“As a charity, all donations are very much appreciated and go a long way in helping us continue our work in the local area.”
You can join the Gold Line Draw by simply E-Mailing SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘join’.
We have recently launched our new ‘Supporters Pack’ for the Gold Line Draw with full details here. 
To sign up for the Gold Line Draw via Direct Debit click here.
To sign up for the Gold Line Draw via Standing Order click here.
You can also subscribe to the results directly to your inbox each week by E-Mailing SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘subscribe’.
For the results from Week 21 of the Gold Line Draw click here.
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Foundation | Book on the Master Class Rugby Camps now

There is now limited time to book on the Salford Red Devils Foundation’s excellent Master Class Rugby Camps.
Junior Sa’u, Mark Flanagan, Jack Littlejohn, Luke Burgess, Rob Lui, Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Craig Kopczak, Niall Evalds, Logan Tomkins, Jake Bibby and Gavin Bennion will all be taking the session allowing you to learn from the best!
The sessions include position specific mater classes delivered by the Salford Red Devils first team as well as fitness training in the first team gym, skills technique, wrestling and games.
The first sessions will take place for Year 9 and 10’s on Tuesday 7th and 8th August. The Year 7 and 8 sessions are on Tuesday 14th August and Wednesday 15th August while the final sessions for Year 5 and 6 will take place on Tuesday 21st August and Wednesday 22nd August.
All sessions will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium between 10am and 3pm and cost £60 per person.
If you’d like to book a place on the Master Class Rugby Camp contact Joanne.Shepherd@salfordreddevils.net or call 0161 786 1591.