Since the launch of the Building the Future strategy in April, 71 schools from across Greater Manchester have signed up as ‘Salford Red Devils Official School Partners.’
The schools, many of whom are new to rugby league, are based in Salford, Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
By becoming ‘Official School Partners’, schools will receive rugby league coaching sessions, player ambassador visits, entry into cup competitions and festivals, access to tickets for Betfred Super League games, receive invitations to inspirational events at the AJ Bell stadium, and professional development opportunities for school staff to develop their coaching skills and experience. Talented players identified through our Schools Network will be invited onto our Player Pathway programme. This will provide opportunities for young players from across Greater Manchester to begin the journey to represent Salford Red Devils in Super League.
Salford Red Devils Director, Paul Trainor, pictured above, said: “We are really excited to have our Official School Partners on board. From speaking with school staff, it is great to hear such enthusiasm and keenness to work with the club to engage with the next generation of players and supporters.
“As a club, we are aiming to make a lasting and sustainable difference to all of our School Partners, both on the rugby field and in the classroom.”
The Building the Future strategy is a five-year plan, jointly delivered by the Club and Salford Red Devils Foundation, to raise the profile of the club, whilst increasing participation and engagement in the sport of rugby league, and providing opportunities for the best talent from across the region to move onto a pathway to represent the club in Super League. As the premier rugby league club in the area, we aim to be the source of inspiration for young people to achieve their potential not just on the rugby field but also in their lives beyond the sport.
If you are a school that is interested in becoming official school partners of Salford Red Devils, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org