As we approach the first home game of the 2023 Betfred Super League season, we are delighted to announce the second strand of our ‘Be a Red’ programme.
This will see the club invite every Cared for Child in the city of Salford, together with their families, to all of our home games during the 2023 Super League season.
This programme – which is part of the Building the Future strategy – will inspire the young people from across Salford by experiencing live, elite sport – whilst seeing the opportunities open to them within their city.
Rebekah Tucker, Head of Service Integrated Cared For Children’s Services, has said: “Salford Children’s Services are delighted to be involved with this initiative, which will afford our cared for children amazing experiences and opportunities within their City, inspiring and shaping their future aspirations.”
Paul Trainor, Salford Red Devils Director, added: “As a club, we are proud to be at the heart of our community within the city of Salford.
“The “Be a Red” programme will support the work of our Building the Future strategy to raise aspirations of young people, whilst developing pride in their city.”
Earlier this week Salford Red Devils visited local primary school St Phillip’s C of E to read to the children as part of the World Book Week.
Salford stars Rob Lui, Joey Lussick, Mark Flanagan, Ken Sio, Lee Mossop and Greg Burke were accompanied by Head Coach Ian Watson and read to age groups from Reception to Year 5. The Red Devils were promoting reading at a young age and the importance of having male role models to the next generation.
The lads read books on a range of topics from dinosaurs to grandparents with Greg Burke getting through three books and Rob Lui staying behind to continue reading to his class who loved the ‘Star Man’s’ entertainment.
Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “It’s fantastic to have the lads out in the community and doing activities with youngsters such as reading to them as part of World Book Week.
“We’ve got a great group of players at the moment who are more than willing to put themselves out into the community of Salford and promote fantastic initiatives such as this.
“It is important that children are reading from a young age and having positive male role models showing them that reading is enjoyable and beneficial can only help promote that in and around Salford.”
Remember, if you have a child under the age of 11, they can claim a FREE Junior Season Ticket for the remainder of our 2019 Betfred Super League season. Just visit the The Salford Stadium Ticket Office or call 0161 786 1570 now.
Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm an exciting new partnership with Bupa UK which will see the healthcare provider sponsor the pitch side team.
Bupa UK recently opened its largest office, Bupa Place, in Salford Quays and, much like Salford Red Devils, is looking to work closely with the Salford community. Across the UK, Bupa has around 2.2m insurance customers, provides care to 3.3m customers within its dental centres, health clinics and Bupa Cromwell Hospital, and has 6,800 residents across care homes and retirement villages.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “This is a really exciting and promising partnership for both parties.
“With a big part of Bupa’s UK business being based at Salford Quays it makes complete sense for us to link-up with them as we continue to embed ourselves further into the Salford community.
“We’re delighted to now be partnered with a globally recognisable brand like Bupa and it shows a real ambition from the Club.
“We’re continuing to welcome new businesses and partners to Salford Red Devils all the time and this is just a sign of the positive direction the Club is moving in.”
Wayne Close, General Manager, Bupa Health Services, said: “Our new building in Salford Quays, Bupa Place, houses over 2,000 employees which makes us a major employer in the area. With this comes a responsibility to support our local community and we’re delighted to partner with the Salford Red Devils.
“This is part of a growing range of initiatives we are now looking to develop for residents of Salford and throughout Manchester.”
Bupa’s branding will feature on the pitch side team throughout the 2019 season which includes Assistant Coach Martin Gleeson and the medical team.
Last week, Salford Red Devils visited Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to give out selection boxes and toys to some amazingly strong children ahead of the Festive season.
The visit was made possible by a host of Salford Red Devils fans and local business donating an array of selection boxes and gifts alongside donations from the Club and we’d like to again thank everyone who contributed.
Head Coach Ian Watson said: “The visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital was an honour for myself and the squad. To get to share some quality time with the staff and children was an amazing experience.
“The fact we could go in and be welcomed in the way we were was very special.
“We couldn’t believe the spirits of the strong children, many of whom may spend Christmas time there. The outstanding care that we witness was first class.
“All the squad loved the interaction with the patients and we hope to welcome many of them to Salford Red Devils games when on their way to recovery.” And, we’ve put together twenty images from our visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for you to take a look at:
Salford Red Devils trio Jackson Hastings, Rob Lui and Josh Jones were in attendance at Folly Lane’s U10’s presentation evening this past weekend.
The lads signed autographs, handed out trophies and spent the evening with another batch of the next generation of local talent.
Folly Lane said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Jackson, Rob and Josh for taking time out of their spare time to come down and help with our presentation day.
“Our lads were really excited when they turned up and when they gave them their awards.
“A credit to the Club.”
Salford Red Devils forwards Jansin Turgut and Adam Lawton attended Salford Roosters’ U12 and U13 presentation evening this past weekend.
The two Red Devils were quizzed on all things Rugby League and Salford before presenting trophies to the next generation of players.
Patrick and Chris, the Coaching Staff from Salford Roosters, said: “It was fantastic that Jansin and Adam could join us at our under 12 and under 13 presentation evening.
“The players impressed everyone during the question and answer session with the coaches, kids and parents. We heard about Jansin’s time with the England Schoolboys and Turkey’s national Rugby League team as well as how Adam has re-found his love for the sport at Salford and that he comes from Salford stock!
“They impressed us all with their advice to the boys – play Rugby League for enjoyment, work as hard as you can, and you can achieve what you want.
“We’ve got the next generation of players and fans in our teams and it’s great to have strong links with Red Devils. Having Salford players down inspires our players to try and emulate them.
“Now Salford is a community club it’s more important than ever that we all work together and the Roosters and proud to be working with the Red Devils.” And, Jansin and Adam loved it too…
Salford Red Devils stars Junior Sa’u and Joey Lussick were in attendance at Langworthy Reds’ annual awards evening on Saturday night.
The evening was a celebration of all Langworthy Reds’ age groups from under 7’s through to the open age and both Red Devils were impressed by the size of Langworthy Reds.
Langworthy Reds said: “It’s great that Junior Sa’u and Joey Lussick could come down to present the awards in their free time – it’s very much appreciated. “The looks on the kids’ faces when they walked in was brilliant. For two of their heroes to present them with a trophy is what dreams are made of. “It’s things like this that are helping the Club engage with the community and we can only thank Junior, Joey, Salford Red Devils and Sparta Lightning Services for making it happen.”
Joey Lussick said: “This is bigger than my amateur Club back home.”
Junior Sa’u said: “I have never seen an amateur Club this size.”
And, both Red Devils thanked the local community Club for inviting them on social media.
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.
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.
Last week Salford Red Devils hooker Logan Tomkins took part in a health walk at Chorlton Water Park organised by his player sponsor for 2018 – ABL Health.
The walk was for ABL Health clients on their free weight management programmes in Manchester.
Tomkins, sponsored by ABL Health, said: “The walk organised by ABL was for their clients and I’ve come down to show some support and represent Salford Red Devils.
“It was my first time visiting Chorlton Water Park – it’s a nice part of the world. I’ll visit again.
“It was really enjoyable, it doesn’t feel like exercise when it’s somewhere this nice and my dogs enjoyed it too!”
ABL Health said: “It was great to have Logan and his dogs join us and meet some of the people we’ve supported in leading healthier, happier lives.
“It was a lovely morning, and everyone had a good time enjoying being outdoors and getting some exercise.”
ABL Health run a variety of health programmes across Manchester and the North West and are always looking to welcome newcomers.
To find out more about the work ABL Health do, click here.
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