Since the launch of the Building the Future strategy in April, 71 schools from across Greater Manchester have signed up as ‘Salford Red Devils Official School Partners.’
The schools, many of whom are new to rugby league, are based in Salford, Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford.
By becoming ‘Official School Partners’, schools will receive rugby league coaching sessions, player ambassador visits, entry into cup competitions and festivals, access to tickets for Betfred Super League games, receive invitations to inspirational events at the AJ Bell stadium, and professional development opportunities for school staff to develop their coaching skills and experience. Talented players identified through our Schools Network will be invited onto our Player Pathway programme. This will provide opportunities for young players from across Greater Manchester to begin the journey to represent Salford Red Devils in Super League.
Salford Red Devils Director, Paul Trainor, pictured above, said: “We are really excited to have our Official School Partners on board. From speaking with school staff, it is great to hear such enthusiasm and keenness to work with the club to engage with the next generation of players and supporters.
“As a club, we are aiming to make a lasting and sustainable difference to all of our School Partners, both on the rugby field and in the classroom.”
The Building the Future strategy is a five-year plan, jointly delivered by the Club and Salford Red Devils Foundation, to raise the profile of the club, whilst increasing participation and engagement in the sport of rugby league, and providing opportunities for the best talent from across the region to move onto a pathway to represent the club in Super League. As the premier rugby league club in the area, we aim to be the source of inspiration for young people to achieve their potential not just on the rugby field but also in their lives beyond the sport.
If you are a school that is interested in becoming official school partners of Salford Red Devils, please email: email@example.com
Salford Red Devils would like to thank all the fans who attended last night’s ‘Fan Focus Group’ at the The Salford Stadium.
The evening was designed to get the thoughts of fans on the topics of community engagement, matchday experience and a potential squad builder and the fans in attendance offered some constructive feedback and positive ideas for the Club to take on board going forward.
This will hopefully mark the start of a stronger relationship between the Club and the fans as we move towards a bright future.
See the reaction of Club Directors Paul King and Paul Trainor below:
Fantastic @SalfordDevils fans forum tonight, met some great people with excellent ideas. Thoroughly enjoyed it, looking forward to the next one already, let's make things happen 👍
— Paul King (@808red) August 21, 2018
Enjoyed the @SalfordDevils fans forum tonight. Lots of good quality discussion about the next stages in the journey. Great to meet the supporters who attended and are so passionate about the club! Looking forward to seeing things happen!
— Paul Trainor (@MrPTrainor) August 21, 2018
If anyone who attended the Fan Focus Group is yet to receive a follow-up E-Mail from the Club please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Salford Red Devils today confirm the appointment of two new non-executive directors to the board of the Holding Company.
Paul King and Paul Trainor will take up roles with immediate effect and put their vast experience into two very different areas of the business.
Both men have lifelong associations with the Club, Paul King as a supporter and sponsor and Paul Trainor having played with the Club’s Academy in his youth before becoming one of the main advocates of rugby league in schools within the city.
King is a Director of Capricorn Security – a local Salford business – and has many years in the industry, including time as a former shirt sponsor Securitas.
Paul King said: “I’ve been a fan since I was seven years old and I was happy to get involved and offer any help I could. I am hoping that my wide sales and marketing experience couple with my customer-focused experience will bring some know-how to the table.”
Trainor meanwhile is set to head up the Club’s new innovative new player pathway programme and he will be coordinating the youth development in Greater Manchester.
Paul Trainor said: “It’s exciting to be working with raw and emerging talent in the region. We intend to expand Salford’s territory within the game and this new strategy underlines out commitment to developing a pathway for local players, while being able to visualise talent from untapped areas. “
Red Devils Director Andrew Rosler said: “The level of experience that these two men bring to the table cannot be underestimated. We have been negotiating for many weeks to get to the stage where we can announce them as the first of our new board members.
“More key appointments will follow and we finally getting to a position where we can start to realise our potential off the field in order to maximise our performance on it.
“The educational and alternative career pathway initiatives to be announced are a huge part in growing the Club’s relevance and importance within our community.”
“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Dawn Fidler and Hannah Fendall, who have both now left the board, for all their hard work and it’s great that they remain both committed and loyal fans.”
Ready for the Rhinos!
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