Player Development

Progressing through rugby league

2016 saw SRDF further develop our involvement in the official player development pathway at Salford Red Devils. After years of simply dealing with mass participation in schools, the step was taken for it to take the lead on SRD’s u16 development programme in 2015 with the u16s going through 2016 undefeated.

The Foundation created the new programme that was designed to revitalise our offer to the local rugby league community. The Rising Stars programme was born, which features a range of activities to develop local players, coaches, teachers and volunteers.

This programme builds on the resources at the Foundation’s disposal, as well as those afforded it through Sky Try, as the organisation makes sure we push local talent along the official England RL ‘England Talent Pathway’ programme.

For more information on how to get involved please contact Danny Barton on 0161 786 1591 or