Salford University will host ‘Takeover Day’ against St Helens

Salford Red Devils and Salford University have teamed up in a brand-new partnership which will give students the opportunity for both parties to share expertise and give students unique and beneficial experiences.
As a key component of the partnership, Salford University will stage a ‘Takeover Day’ at the St Helens fixture on Thursday 28th February. Students and staff from the University have been given discounted tickets as part of the event.
Prior to the game, students from Salford University’s Shock Radio will build the atmosphere at the The Salford Stadium, they will also provide live commentary and post-match player interviews. There will also be a reaction challenge game co-ordinated by the staff from the sports exercise team at the University.
Salford University Journalism students will be assisting with official matchday communications and operations. The University’s band will entertain fans pre-game in the marquee and there will be a crossbar challenge at half-time between Salford Red Devils supporters and the University’s Rugby League team.
As part of the longer-term partnership, Salford University have taken pride of place across the back of the 2019 shorts as an official kit sponsor while a member of the Salford Business School will sit on the Club’s Board of Directors.
Salford University and the Red Devils have already worked together on a number of projects including the ‘Fan Fit’ app which tracks the number of steps and activity Salford fans do over each month as well as taking feed directly from the Club’s official website, social media and Youtube channels. Salford Red Devils also held their annual media day at the University’s MediaCity UK Journalism campus in January.
Jennifer Hinsley, Operations Manager at the University of Salford Business School, said: “This is a very exciting partnership for the University, which will give a huge range of our students the chance to experience Rugby League, whether that is just as a fan or actually getting involved in helping to run a matchday. It is a big part of our strategy to give our students real world experience in this partnership is a key part of that.”
Salford Red Devils Director, Paul King, said: “To have a strong working relationship with Salford University is fantastic and this ‘Takeover Day’ is the perfect opportunity for us to display this wonderful partnership. This day will allow a number of the Universities students get involved with a gameday whether that be offering assistance to the operations, entertainment or just coming and experiencing their first-ever Rugby League game.
“We’ve been working really hard on improving the matchday experience at the The Salford Stadium and offering a partner such as Salford University a ‘Takeover Day’ will only help us with this and I’m hoping all the students and staff of Salford University as well as the Salford Red Devils fans support the occasion.”
For students looking to purchase tickets for the upcoming game against St Helens, please contact

Fan Fit App | January’s competition winners confirmed

Salford Red Devils can confirm our winners for January’s FanFit App competition in association with Salford University.
John Peet – who finished 2nd in December’s competition – racked up the most steps throughout January however due to him already receiving a prize last month this month’s prizes will go the 2nd and 3rd placed supporters.
Dean Midgley came in 2nd place meaning he was won a Salford Red Devils 2019 home shirt while 3rd place Kev Wright has won a Garmin Wristband.
You can have the chance to win fantastic prizes and remain fit throughout the year by downloading the app HERE.
The monthly league top 3 were as follows:

  1. John Peet.
  2. Dean Midgley.
  3. Kev Wright.


Salford Red Devils 2019 Season Tickets are still available to purchase from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE.You can spread the cost via Direct Debit payments, for more details, click HERE.

Fan Fit | Prizes for December and January monthly winners

Salford Red Devils fans can win fantastic prizes and lose some pounds at the same time over the Festive period thanks to our Salford Red Devils Fan Fit app.
The app – designed by experts at the University of Salford – launched a few weeks ago with the Red Devils becoming the first Rugby League club to sign up.
The innovative app allows supporters to create some friendly competition around fitness while interacting with other fans and enjoying the latest information from their clubs. All you need is a smartphone – either Android or iOS.
We are challenging our fans to see who can rack up the most exercise and steps in December and January. Supporters of the Club who have signed up to Fan Fit can compete with each other to win prizes.
The winner of the December monthly league will win a Salford Red Devils Season Ticket (or credit) and the runner-up will win a Garmin VivoFit wristband. The winners will be invited to the Club to collect their prize and have their photo taken at the The Salford Stadium.
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “This is a great opportunity to get a bit fitter in time for Christmas and then to lose those Festive pounds in January, too.
“We will be tracking everyone who has signed up in the past few weeks and whoever does the most steps during December and January will win some great prizes. It’s a great way for our fans to pass the time as they wait for the start of the 2019 season!”
Dr Alex Fenton, designer of Fan Fit and lecturer in the digital business from the University of Salford Business School, said: “Since we launched at the beginning of October hundreds of people have already signed up to Fan Fit and are having their exercise levels tracked.
“Now they can win prizes while doing it. We would encourage people to download or update the app to the latest version.”
The newest version of the app has several improvements including tracking steps using phone or Garmin wristbands.
The North West – as a whole – recently came near the bottom of league tables for health and fitness, with rates of heart disease and stroke among the highest in the country. Sports clubs in the region believe they could be doing more to combat this, as a duty of care to their fans.
You can download Red Devils Fit now on Android and iPhone by visiting the website, click HERE.

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