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Reds’ Foundation receives 10k boost from developer Reds Sponsor Hosts 24-Hour Touch Rugby World Record Also Inside Fans celebrate 260 years with the Reds in STYLE! Golf Day Goes With a SWING!



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Thank you to our match day sponsors v Hull KR in our recent Carnegie Challenge Cup Match

Please contact the clubs Commerci Manager Andrew Bentham for more d on how to book your special match celebration package Tel 0161 661 17



alford City Reds Foundation received a welcome boost to their funds with a donation of £10,000 from the City of Salford Community Stadium constructors, the Buckingham Group. The cheque handed over by Buckingham’s Project Manager

Brett Kanjurs was received by John Blackburn and Mark Brocklehurst on behalf of the Reds and will allow the foundation to invest in further community projects earmarked for the Eccles/Irlam areas. Speaking on behalf of the Buckingham Group Brett Kanjurs said: “We are delighted to be supporting

the work of the Reds Foundation and feelthis is a great opportunity to put something back into the local communityin which we are currently working”. “The Foundation does a great job and we wish them all the best with the move to the stadium later this year and their continued achievements

within the city.” The clubs move to the City of Salford Community Stadium for the 2012 season will further boost the delivery of health and education sports projects carried out by the foundation in continually engaging local residents in a number of community activities across Salford. The stadium is being delivered by a joint-venture company between Salford City Council and Peel and is the largest single investment in sport in the city for decades.

John Blackburn and Mark brocklehurst receive a £10000 cheque from Buckinghams Group

Leader of Salford City Council, Cllr John Merry CBE said: “The new stadium will be a great stage for world-class rugby and we want local people to benefit from the opportu-

nities it will create. This donation will help to do more work with schools to raise aspirations and get children excited about sport.” SCR Foundation’s Mark Brocklehurst said: “A huge thank you to the Buckingham Group for their generous donation and to Salford City Council for their continued support. Buckingham’s contribution will go a long way to assist us in continuing to deliver and build upon the work already carried out by the Foundation as well as building for the future.” If you would like to know more about the work carried out by the Reds Foundation or would like to donate please contact Mark Brocklehurst on 0161 737 0610 or email mark. brocklehurst@reds.

Cover image - Local children are shown around the City of Salford Community Stadium by Buckinghams

“We are delighted to be supporting the work of the Reds Foundation and feel this is a great opportunity to put something back into the local community in which we are currently working”. - Brett Kanjurs





Match Programme sponsor v Hull KR was Brecon Carreg Mineral Water. Pictured on the pitch before the game are their guests. Thank you Brecon Carreg for all your support.


The match ball was kindly sponsored by Cardea Solutions. Thank you to Paul O’Carroll their Managing Director who is pictured here for the presentation with Salford Players Ashley Gibson and Wayne Godwin.


Wilkinson Star were special sponsors at our last game and big thank you goes to them for all their continued help and support of Salford City Reds. Pictured here are the guests from Wilkinson Star who took their turn to tread on the hallowed Willows turf. If you are interested in becoming a Matchday sponsor at any of the remaining games at The Willows, or even next season at the brand-new state-of-the-art City of Salford Community Stadium then contact Official Website - Andrew Bentham on or call 0161 661 1788




Reds Sponsor Hosts 24-Hour Touch Rugby World Record On Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June, over 800 people met at Salford City College, Eccles Sixth Form Centre to take part in a world record 24-hour game of Touch Rugby, or Touchathon.

The Touchathon was also endorsed by former rugby league international Stephen Prescott MBE, a former cancer sufferer himself, and aimed to involve the most players ever in a 24hour game of touch rugby.

Bringing together people of all ages, from various backgrounds and some with little or no experience of the game previously, the event saw over 800 competitions during the 24-hours and thousands of pounds donated to he Christie, as a contribution to the new cancer unit being built at Salford Royal Hospital.


School pupils, college students and rugby professionals including Reds players, amongst many others from across the North West, played a game of touch rugby which commenced at 8am on the Wednesday and concluded at 8am the following morning.

Reds’ stars Sean Gleeson and Wayne Godwin flank Ernie Edwards, Edward Crompton and Charles Robinson

The event, which was organised by the Rugby Football League (RFL), in conjunction with Salford City College and Salford Community Leisure was a charity fundraiser, with all profits from entrance fees and donations on the day being nated to The Christie charity.

Phil Arbelo-Dolan, Sports Development Manager at Salford City College, delighted to host the event: “The college looks to raise money for good causes wherever it can and we were delighted to be involved in this very special event. Students nd staff from the college took part in the event, some for the entire duration, and we were pleased to welcome so many different groups from the North West community, schools, journalists and rugby professionals to the college.

Salford City College next fundraising event is a dinner raising awareness of breast cancer ‘Dinner with a Pink Twist’ Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th October. Salford City College, La Sallian Restaurant. Come along to enjoy a four course meal with drinks reception. Tickets are £25 with £12.50 from every ticket donated to Breast Cancer Campaign. Please phone 0161 631 5001 to book.

Everybody involved with Salford City Reds is aware by now that we only have a few games remaining here at The Willows before we move to our state-of-the-art new stadium over at Barton. In fact, with just three games remaining it is entirely possibly that you may allow yourself to miss out on outstanding match day hospitality without even realising it.

Three gentlemen who have seen everything the Reds have had to throw at them, often from the comfort of our hospitality suites are Ernie Edwards, Edward Crompton and Charles Robinson, who between them have nearly 250 years supporting Salford! Beat that for dedication to the cause. Whoever the opponent though, they always like to celebrate in style with

our popular entertainment packages that can be tailored to sui you, your company or even your family. If you are looking for something a little bit different in the coming weeks then book a table at one of the remaining fixtures and don’t let time pass you by and make you miss out on your own piece of history. It may be that your company is looking

to entertain clients, or reward staff, or maybe your event is a little closer to home and you have a family celebration on the horizon. Whatever the occasion, our friendly staff will go out of their way to make sure your evening is a memorable one - we can’t always promise a victory on the field, but we can promise you will leave us with a smile on your face having enjoyed a fantastic night.

To register your interest in our hospitality for the remainder of this season, or even next season at the brandnew City of Salford Community Stadium contact Andrew Bentham on 0161 661 1788 or email andrew. today. Places remaining are selling fast due to the historic end to our season so call now to avoid disapointment.

P5 “Once again Salford City Reds put on a great golfing event for sponsors and their clients” Steve Murray To register your interest or book a place for your team on the a future Red’s golf day please contact Andrew Bentham on 0161 661 1788 (office) 07789 220597 (mobile), or email

The Wilkinson Star team, winners for the very first time, and captain Steve Murray (far right)


alford City Reds recent Corporate Golf Day got off to a swinging start with over 20 Company’s entering teams in the Tournament at Ellesmere Golf Club,

Walkden. The event was kindly sponsored by two of the clubs major business partners Bullen Conservation and Carlsberg UK, with

Rossendale Engineering Coatings kindly sponsoring the prizes and once again Perrys providing the special hole in one prize of a brand new car. Our thanks go to all these company for their support. The winning team of four on the day came from our very own special club sponsors Wilkinson Star, who finally made it onto the winner’s rostrum for the very first time, after many attempts when entering into one of the clubs golf events. They scooped

the “Harold Riley Trophy” for their endeavours. Their team captain Steve Murray the managing director of Wilkinson Star who is pictured here far right said, “Once again Salford City Reds put on a great golfing event for sponsors and their client, a great day was had by all and was made all that much more enjoyable to finally come away with the top prize. Salford City Reds golf events are always fantastic occasions and I am already looking

forward to their next corporate golf day.You never know our team might well repeat the success and win once again”. The next golf event for the Salford City Reds is planned for Wednesday 10 August with the John Wilkinson Trophy up for grabs at Whitefield Golf Club Starting at 12 noon the day will comprises of a light lunch before a shot gun start at 2pm and dinner and presentation at 7.30pm. Team of Four Entry is £350 + VAT.


Salford City Reds new Corporate Newsletter. Issue 1

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