TAZ CORCORAN NAMED SALFORD RED DEVILS WOMEN CAPTAIN

We are delighted to reveal Taz Corcoran has been named the new Salford Red Devils Women captain.

An ever-present since the women’s teams’ inception, Corcoran has made the step-up to captain following the departure of Louise Fellingham.

She will be joined by Alex Simpson and Steph Gray as part of a three-woman leadership group – two players with vast amounts of experience and well-respected amongst the group.

Corcoran won Women’s Coaches’ of Year in 2022 after an inaugural campaign where our women’s team won the League Cup and League Leaders Shield double.

She also picked-up Hit-Women of the Year in 2023.

On becoming club captain, Corcoran has said: “I’m very proud to step-up to this role. Being captain isn’t about giving orders, it’s about listening and supporting the team!”

On his decision to appoint the number nine as skipper, Head Coach, Mike Grady has also said: “First of all, congratulations to all the players in our leadership group.

“Taz will captain the group, She is a vocal leader and an infectious character – well respected by the group, and leads by example every training session.

“Alex will be vice-captain. Again, Alex leads by example and is a real student of the game. She sets really high standards and pushes herself, and the group to be continuously better.

“Steph will be our club captain and is currently working with the staff in a coaching capacity,

“Steph is a very knowledgable rugby league player and she is passing on these skills through her coaching. She is keen, enthusiastic and always brings new ideas to the table.

“I’m looking forward to working with them all this season.”

Check out our full chat with Taz on the captaincy, the new season and much, much more by clicking below.

GRADY: “WE’RE IN IT TO WIN IT!”

The new Head Coach of Salford Red Devils Women, Mike Grady is ‘excited’ to get going in his new role and has set ambitions of achieving promotion back to the Betfred Women’s Super League.

Speaking for the first time since his appointment, Grady could not hide his delight at joining the club at such a promising time for the women’s game.

“Proud. Looking forward to it. Excited and just can’t wait to get going,” he began.

“The women’s game is massive at the moment, it’s being pushed really well, the coverage of it and I just can’t wait to get stuck into it!”

Grady is already vastly experienced at both club and international level. Most recently, he joined John Kear for a stint at Widnes Vikings, alongside becoming Head Coach of the Spanish National Team.

Now fully settled in his new role, Grady will be looking forward to next week’s trials and recruiting fresh talent.

These sessions on Monday and Wednesday are still available to attend, so please click HERE to access the sign-up form.

“First of all, we’re going to have a trial and see who’s out there and who can come in,” Grady continued.

“And just like any team, we’re going to get stuck into pre-season, work hard and we’ll set our goals to rip into the season in the best way we can.”

Our debut season in the Women’s Super League was a relatively successful one. A playoff spot was achieved, but a huge restructure of the competition means we will be competing at a lower level in 2024.

Grady, however, is determined that we bounce straight back: “We’re in it to win it.

“We’re going to push ourselves, we’re going to go for it and the aim is to go up, so we’ll be working hard in pre-season towards achieving that throughout the year.”

Another objective of his new role is to put a pathway in place for young girls to become the next stars of Salford Red Devils.

Work towards this has already started with the Foundation’s Girls Development Academy, but Grady is really keen to get involved and make his mark.

“We’re just looking to put pathways in place. I know a lot of the work goes on during the week at colleges in and around the area.

“So it’s just putting a pathway into place and showing there is something to reach for, to aim for and ultimately the first-team.”

To see our chat with Mike in full, head to our YouTube channel HERE.

MIKE GRADY APPOINTED SALFORD RED DEVILS WOMEN HEAD COACH

We are thrilled to reveal the appointment of Mike Grady as the new Salford Red Devils Women Head Coach.

He will begin work with his new squad in pre-season, looking to build-on the progress made and earn promotion back to the Betfred Women’s Super League.

Grady has worked in rugby league his entire life at both club and international level, bringing a wealth of experience to such an exciting role.

In 2014, he landed his first Head Coach role at South Wales Scorpions, where he was nominated for Championship 1 Coach of the Year.

Grady accepted an Assistant Coach role at Newcastle Thunder, before moving on to become Head Coach of North Wales Crusaders.

After a stint at Cru, where he reached the League One Cup final, he was part of the coaching team that led Rochdale Hornets to the League One semi-final.

He then joined John Kear at Widnes Vikings as Assistant Coach, alongside a role as Head Coach of the Spanish National Team

In reaction to joining the club, Mike has said: ” I am delighted and excited to be given this opportunity to become Head Coach of the Women’s side, and to be part of such an iconic club like Salford.

“It was an opportunity I could not turn down and I can’t wait to get started, and for the season ahead!”

Managing Director, Paul King has added: “We are really pleased about Mike’s appointment.

“After speaking to him about the role and our ambitions with the Women’s team, I was impressed by his enthusiasm to develop a rapidly growing part of our club.

“From the Girls Development Academy, through to the first-grade, Mike is keen to get involved and create a pathway for young girls to be the next stars of Salford Red Devils.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience at both club and international level, so I am excited to see what we can achieve together!”

Women’s rugby league is growing at a rapid rate and this is the perfect chance to get involved.

As a member of our first-grade squad, you are handed a range of benefits, such as; free season tickets, full training kit and access to the club’s physio clinic, an S&C coach, a gym, multiple team building events, squad numbers, access to medical insurance and executive coach travel.

If you are interested in joining our Women’s team, please sign-up for the upcoming trails on November 27th & 29th. Click HERE to fill in the form.

Sign up to the official newsletter