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 The Salford 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 The Salford 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! 
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Congratulations, Bury Broncos!

All at Salford Red Devils send their congratulations to our Community Club partner Bury Broncos who are celebrating winning the North West Men’s League award for community engagement for the second time in four years. 
The award, named after the late Steve Prescott MBE is given to recognise the efforts of clubs striving to develop the game of Rugby League within their 
local community, and follows a hugely successful year for the Broncos’s who became the only club in the North West to field three open-age men’s teams.  
The success at this years awards follows on from Bury winning the same award in 2013, and this continued recognition for the clubs community work is of great pride to the club, says committee member Jean Palin;
“It’s encouraging, we’re really proud that the effort we make to develop the game is acknowledged.”
This recognition for success at open-age level is reflective of the progress that the Bronco’s continue to make as a community club, who now have 12 teams including a Masters (over 35’s) side and a growing girls section. This commitment to developing rugby league in Bury is something that Palin says the club are keen to continue;
“We’re working hard to develop the youth and the junior game, and we’re always grateful for the help we get from the Red Devils through the Foundation, and for the all the help they’ve given us over the years. 
Bury have enjoyed success across the club in recent years, with open age men’s coach Dave Kelly recently winning coach of the year, and club Chairman Ryan Lewis is quick to attribute the success of the clubs to its volunteers, telling the club website; 
“Winning this award is very much down to the contributions our volunteers all made in so many ways across the last year, thanks to everybody involved at the club.”
One of the next steps for the Bronco’s is developing the women’s game, and the club will hosting taster sessions at Philips High School on Saturday the 5th March. 

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