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Community | Master Class Rugby Camp in August

The Salford Red Devils Foundation are offering Master Class Rugby Camps this August for Years 5 through to 10 with a host of Red Devils first teamers in attendance.
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.
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.

Event | Book your place at the Lance Todd Award Dinner

Salford Red Devils Foundation are now taking bookings for the most prestigious event in Rugby League – The Lance Todd Award Dinner.
The event will take place at Marriot Worlsey on Tuesday 28th August between 7pm and 11pm and will be hosted by Rugby League legends and former Salford players Robbie Hunter-Paul and Paul Highton.
Dr Kevin Jones will also be a guest speaker at the event which will see the Man of the Match from the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final receive his trophy. Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd has won for the last two seasons becoming the first player to even win outright it in consecutive seasons.
You can purchase a ‘Todd Table’ now for £750. The ‘Todd Tables’ include access to the VIP room, drinks service on arrival, wine on your table, three-course meals and there will also be an ex-Lance Todd trophy winner sat on your table. ‘Todd Tables’ seat nine persons as well as your Rugby League legend.
If you’d like to experience the event in style alongside a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final legend, then this is the perfect package for you.
However, regular tables can also be booked for £550. This package includes three-course meals and drinks service on arrival. Regular tables seat ten persons. Individuals can also book a seat for £55 which includes a three-course meal.
To book please contact John.Blackburn@salfordreddevils.net or call 07762 732790.

Community | Sky Try festivals a massive success

Last week the Salford Red Devils Foundation hosted four Sky Try tournaments for local schools ranging from Year 7 to Year 10 at the AJ Bell Stadium.
There were a range of high schools in attendance from areas such as Salford, Manchester, Bury and Trafford and all were terrific and performed extremely well.
Salford Red Devils Foundation Manager Neil Blackburn said: “It was fantastic to have so many youngsters present at the AJ Bell Stadium from schools in and around the local area.
“It was a really well organised event from our team and all the schools looked like they really enjoyed it and it only furthers our relationships with these schools in Salford, Trafford, Manchester, Bolton and Bury.”
Salford Red Devils Player Performance Manager Danny Barton said: “There was a lot of talent on show throughout the four days.
“It’s really pleasing to see how good some of these young players were and their enthusiasm for health and wellbeing and the sport really shone through.
“We could – and hope to – see some of these players in our Salford Red Devils Academy sides in the coming years and possibly even in the first team further down the line.”
A list of the schools who participated are as follows:
Year 7 – St Ambrose Barlow and Walkden High School.
Year 8 – St Ambrose Barlow and Buile Hill High School.
Year 9 – Walkden High School and Buile Hill High School.
Year 10 – St Ambrose Barlow and Buile Hill High School.
Year 7 – Blessed Thomas High School and St Ambrose College.
Year 8 – Wellington School and St Ambrose College.
Year 9 – Blessed Thomas High School and St Ambrose College.
Year 10 – Blessed Thomas High School and Sale Grammar.
Year 7 – Philips High School
Year 8 – Philips High School and Bury Church High School.
Year 9 – Philips High School and Bury Church High School.
Year 10 – St Monicas and Bury Church School.
Year 7 – Cedar Mount High School and Wright Robinson College.
Year 9 – Cedar Mount High School and Wright Robinson College.
Year 10 – The East Manchester Academy and Wright Robinson College.

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.

Academy | William Mills and Matthew Jones heading to Serbia

Salford Red Devils U19s William Mills and Matthew Jones have been selected in Wales’ final U19s squad that will compete in the European Championships in Serbia this August.
The U19s European Championships in Belgrade will take place between the 5th and 11th of August with Wales taking on Russia in the first round of the eight-team knockout tournament. Wales could meet England in the semi-finals.
Wales Under 19 Head Coach Anthony Walker said: “The training camp was really successful. All the boys come with a great attitude and they were a pleasure to work with.
“We tried to make the camp something that they may of not experienced before and making it as professional as possible. Phil Joseph had a real big emphasis on prehab and recovery, he arranged for masseurs to come to the hotel on the evening and brought in supplementation.
“Picking the squad was hard, I’d love to take everyone who trained but we couldn’t and the way the tournament is set out there are no easy games, they get tougher and tougher as we go on so we have to take the right balance of players.
“The guys we have selected to be captain and vice-captain oozed quality and respect from the rest of the team. They may not be the loudest and biggest talkers but when they did speak everyone listened and they play with leadership.”
Wales won the competition in its last incarnation as an U18 tournament beating France, England and Czech Republic.
The full squad is as follows:
Adam Young (Aber Valley Wolves), Cobi Green (Bradford Bulls), James Bartlett (Cardiff Blue Dragons), Morgan Rowlands (Cardiff Blue Dragons), Will Lynch (Leigh Miners Rangers), Cai Ellis (Newcastle Thunder), James McGurk (Newcastle Thunder), Jacob Hitchcox (North Wales Crusaders A), William Mills (Salford Red Devils), Finn Swift (Pilkington Recs/St Helens), Elliot Jenkins (St Helens), Matthew Jones (Salford Red Devils), Jake Cannon (South Wales Rabbitohs), Ben Hunter (Unattached), Lewis Hall (Warrington Wolves), Macauley Harris (West Wales Raiders), Ellis Simon (West Wales Raiders), James Smith (West Wales Raiders), Fraser Stroud (West Wales Raiders), Aneurin Walker (West Wales Raiders), Billy Glover (Widnes Vikings).

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.

Danny Barton | “There’s a big focus from everyone at the Club on our youth”

Salford Red Devils Category Three U19’s side gathered for their first session ahead of the 2018-19 season earlier this week and Player Performance Manager Danny Barton is ‘excited’ to see the new talent progress.
Barton said: “Our first training session was fantastic.
“We’ve recruited really well when it comes to our 19s this season. We’ve got some really exciting kids on board with a lot of local talent some of whom have progressed through from our 16s.
“They’re all passionate about playing for Salford Red Devils and going as far as they can here at the Club and, maybe, even challenging for a position in the first team down the line.
“There’s a big focus from everyone at the Club on our youth at the moment.”
Danny Barton has been working closely with Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease and Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson and this has seen youngsters Sam Bardsley and Jack Ratcliffe begin training with the first team.
Barton said: “We’re all in the same mindset and we’re all local which really helps.
“It all seems to be coming together with Ian [Blease] as Director of Rugby and Ian [Watson] as Head Coach and we’re all looking to develop and further our youth development here at Salford Red Devils.
“I’d love to get someone into the first team within the next five years – that’s the goal.
“We had Jack [Ratcliffe] and Sam [Bardsley] down talking to the 19s earlier this week and discussing what it’s like training with the first team and I think some of the lads realised the opportunity they have in front of them.”
Barton’s Salford Red Devils Category Three U19s side have moved up a division for the 2018-19 season but the Player Performance Manager is confident his team can impress on the back of a restructuring of the league.
Barton said: “Fixtures for the 19s start in September but we’ll be heading into pre-season in the coming weeks.
“The lads have got some programmes from our conditioners, so they can come into pre-season fit and healthy and hopefully make an impact on the field this season.
“We are looking at having two teams at 19s this season with one team competing in the top division.
“I’m excited to see the lads progress here at Salford and I’m looking forward to getting the season underway.”
More information on the Salford Red Devils U19s fixtures will be made available nearer the beginning of their season.
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.

Community | PD Kinetics and Foundation partnership thrives

Salford Red Devils Foundation are delighted to continue their partnership with PD Kinetics as they are now working on developing a bespoke programme alongside each other.  
PD Kinetics is an advanced movement programme that incorporates both cognitive and physical activity for people with Parkinson’s and neurological conditions.
PD Kinetics neuroactive programmes are designed specifically for the person with Parkinson’s to help slow the progression of the disease, whilst helping balance, strength and co-ordination.
Charlotte Kershaw, of PD Kinetics, is now working with the Salford Red Devils Foundation in developing a unique rugby-based programme that will run from the AJ Bell Stadium in the near future.
The current courses take place on Friday afternoons at the AJ Bell Stadium and are now heading into their fourth successful month.
PD Kinetics are also working with Foundations at clubs such as Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors, Blackburn Rovers and Everton.
Anyone who is looking to book onto the courses must book in advance due to a high demand.
For further information on other courses or venues running in various towns. Please contact us by E-Mail or log on to their website here.
You can also contact them at charlotte@pdkinetics.org or on 07834 175560. Also, to raise awareness use the #UniteForParkinsons on social media.

Community | Salford Schools finals prior to Widnes game

Tomorrow evening prior to our Betfred Super League clash with Widnes Vikings the AJ Bell Stadium will play host to the Salford Schools Finals.
The three finals will take place on the outside training pitch from 4:30pm onwards. All fans are welcome to come down to the AJ Bell Stadium early and watch the best local school teams.
Both Walkden and St Ambrose are represented twice while Moorside and Buile Hill will also feature in the games.
The fixtures are as follows:
Year 7 Final – Walkden High School vs Moorside High School
Year 8 Final – Walkden High School vs St Ambrose
Year 9 Final – St Ambrose vs Buile Hill
Good luck to all the teams involved and we hope you come down to watch the teams in action.

Statement | Asif Latief resigns from Club’s holding company board

Salford Red Devils wish to announce that Asif Latief has resigned, with immediate effect, from his position as a volunteer member of the Club’s holding company board in order to spend more time with his family.
Asif joined the board at the start of 2018, having spent a number of years as a trustree of Salford Red Devils Foundation. As the Club continues its evolutions as a community owned organisation, Asif felt the time was right to step down and allow others to carry on his progress.
Still being passionate about the Club and its ability to serve the local community, Asif will remain a trustee at the Foundation, where he will be able to make a positive impact on its community and player development strategies, as well as a committed fan on game day.
The Club would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Salford Red Devils are looking to confirm the appointment of non-executive directors in the near future as well expanding the current Salford RD Holdings Ltd board.

Paul Highton | “It was quite inspiring to be honest”

Last night 857 people assembled – breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever Mental Health session – at the Halliwell Jones Stadium with Salford Red Devils Football and Player Welfare Manager Paul Highton being heavily involved in the event.
Highton said: “It really was a great event and it was quite inspiring to be honest.
“I think the previous record was around 668 and we managed to get over 800 people in there, it was a massive turnout and it was fantastic to be involved in something monumental like that.
“Guinness World Record or not it was nice to see so many people coming together in the Halliwell Jones Stadium last night all for the subject of mental health.
“There’s nothing more rewarding than spreading the word of mental awareness and the crowd really lapped it up and bought into it.
“It’s one of those taboo subjects is mental health as soon as you mention it people either want to turn and walk or try and change the subject.
“The more we can talk about it and use the people who have a profile like sportspersons or public figures the more it normalises mental health. This allows people to have a platform to talk about it and just give them that ability to feel confident that what they talk about isn’t going to get shunned.”
The event centred around six speakers – one of which being Paul Highton – each giving their own talk on a specific area regarding mental health with the Red Devils Football and Player Welfare Manager discussing ‘transition’.
Highton said: “I focused on transition, so I talked about my story from being a player for twenty years then retiring and setting up a business and how I struggled with a loss of identity and structure.
“I self-medicated and drank to try and change the way I was feeling, and I was telling the people in attendance that you don’t need to go down that route and encouraging people to get hobbies.
“We’ve all got more things going on that just our jobs and it’s important we notice that and take our identities away from solely what we do for work.”
The Red Devils and Paul Highton have a very strong and positive relationship with State of Mind with Salford donning the State of Mind logo on their 2017 Dacia Magic Weekend kit.
Salford Red Devils and Widnes Vikings are set to open this year’s Betfred Super League ‘State of Mind’ round on Thursday 14th June with Paul Highton setting out the Red Devils’ stall taking out Widnes mascot Kemik the Viking at last night’s event.
Highton said: “We were doing an end-to-end kicking competition and there was me and Wolfie [Warrington Wolves’ mascot] were paired up against Ian Smith – former referee – and Kemik the Viking [Widnes Vikings’ mascot].
“Unfortunately, Kemik crossed my path so I had to drop my shoulder and knock him to the floor with his head rolling off!”
Everyone at Salford would like to congratulate everyone that was involved in the event.