Adrian Morley becomes Foundation trustee

Salford Red Devils Foundation is delighted to welcome Adrian Morley and George Tapp to their Board of Trustees.

The Foundation is always looking for opportunities to strengthen its local links and to ensure that the local community are best served by the organisation.

The first new trustee, Adrian Morley, is a prominent figure within the rugby league world both in Australia and the UK. As a legend of the game and a successful businessman, Morley is well placed to help guide the Foundation as it embarks on new and exciting programmes to help the local community.

Morley said: “Coming from the area and being a very proud Salfordian, I’m delighted to be a part of the foundation.

“The more Salford kids we can get playing the sport, the better. Fingers crossed there’s a few rough diamonds out there that we can help to bring through.

“All the donations and fundraisers are very much appreciated and we just couldn’t function without these generous people so please keep donating.”

The second new trustee is George Tapp who is a former Salford City Councillor for the Ordsall ward who continues to make an impact in the Salford area through his involvement with employment and the Unite trade union. George is passionate about providing opportunities for Salford residents and has much experience of local infrastructure that will benefit the Foundation.

Tapp said: “As a lifelong Salford RLFC supporter and proud Salfordian, I am extremely proud and excited to be joining the Board of Trustees on the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

“I look forward to playing my part in raising awareness of the Foundation and helping to source income to ensure that the fantastic programmes can continue.”

These new trustees bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and have expressed their excitement at joining the team. In such unprecedented times it has never been more important for Salford Red Devils Foundation to continue to deliver its array of outstanding community programmes in Salford and across Greater Manchester.

Both new trustees have unmatched local knowledge and can help to ensure the maximum impact is achieved within the local community. Salford Red Devils Foundation would like to thank the whole Board of Trustees for their continued support and guidance as it continues to inspire the community through Sport, Health and Education.

Foundation Director Neil Blackburn said: “I am thrilled to welcome both trustees to a board that is already filled with a wealth of experience that has helped ensure Salford Red Devils Foundation has been able to service its community for over a decade.

“Ensuring that we have passionate, locally-based trustees guarantees that all our programmes and initiatives are fully focused on providing opportunities for the local needs and I look forward to working with both George and Adrian.”

Echoing Adrian Morley, it is important to thank all our funders and donors who continue to help us provide outstanding community programmes for all that help reduce disparity, ensuring that the most vulnerable in society are given the opportunities and support they deserve and need.

If you would like to donate, sponsor or engage directly with Salford Red Devils Foundation please contact Foundation Director

Event | An Evening with Adrian Morley

The Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust will be hosting their next event – ‘An Evening with Adrian Morley’ – on Friday 15th June at Buile Hill Park.
Fan favourite and Salford-born Adrian Morley will join everyone at the evening and talk about his illustrious career and much more.
Alongside a three-course meal there will also be an evening of comedy provided by Gary Marshall as well as a number of raffles and auctions with memorabilia up for grabs.
Tables of 10 can be booked for £350, while individual tickets are priced at £35 per head. To book your tickets online, simply click here.
You can also purchase tickets by E-Mailing to arrange bank transfers, cash payments or simply to reserve tables.
If you’d be interested in attending the event don’t delay as tickets are limited!
The event follows on from successful events such as the Ex-Players Association launch at Seven Bro7hers Brewery and Josh Wood and Ian Blease’s appearance at Walkden British Royal Legion in recent weeks.
For any enquiries please contact the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust direct. You can visit their website here.

Event | Josh Wood and Ian Blease to attend Supporters’ Trust event

Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease and Salford Red Devils hooker Josh Wood will be in attendance at the next Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust event on Monday 21st May 2018.
The event will take place at Walkden Royal British Legion – the home of the “Walkden Reds” – with doors opening at 7:30pm.
From 8pm we will have a member update followed by a Q and A with Josh Wood who is proudly sponsored by the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust. Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease will then update the Supporters’ Trust on his new role and the Salford Red Devils Rugby Development strategy.
There will be an opportunity for anybody looking to join the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust to sign up, collect your Supporters’ Trust pin badge and also purchase tickets for another upcoming event – ‘An evening with Adrian Morley’ – on 15th June at Buile Hill Park.
Reserve your FREE tickets here now.
Dacia Magic Weekend tickets in the Gallowgate End (Unreserved Seating) is still available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Remember, 2018 Season Ticket holders can get their tickets at half-price.
Coach travel is also available to book for the Dacia Magic Weekend at the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. All coach pick-up points and times can be seen here.

Martin Gleeson – "It's going to be a special night"

Salford Red Devils Assistant Coach Martin Gleeson, speaking to Rugby AM, feels his testimonial Lancashire vs Yorkshire match is going to be a ‘special night’.
Gleeson said: “Lancashire vs Yorkshire, I was lucky enough to play back in 2002 which Lancashire won, by the way.
“It’s going to be a special night everyone is doing work behind the scenes getting ready for this game it’s not going to be a game of touch and pass put it that way.
“There’s some big names lining up for both teams with bags of international experience and bags of Super League winner rings, Lance Todd’s – you name it.
“The teams are going to be littered with stars from the past who you probably won’t get to see again. It’s going to be a great occasion.
“We’ve got Sam Tomkins who is going to be coaching the Lancashire team he’s going to put us through a few drills and head that side of things up for us.”
Both sides have been calling each other out on social media with Lancashire’s Paul Wood and Yorkshire’s Wayne Godwin at the centre of the sledging.
Gleeson said: “There’s a lot of banter going around on social media namely from Wagga [Wayne Godwin] who I think out of all the accolades that people have won who are going to be playing that night I don’t think Wagga’s won anything – not one trophy.
“I think this match gives him his opportunity to win his first trophy I think so I think the pressure will get to him when he gets out there and he realises what’s at stake.
“We’ve got Mozza [Adrian Morley] and Barrie Mac [Barrie McDermott] who’ve been watching those videos and the calling out that Wagga’s been doing they’ll probably keep quiet on social media and leave it until the Wednesday night on the 30th.”

Sign up to the official newsletter