Salford Red Devils Player Performance Pathway now known as the Rising Stars programme.
New in 2015, the programme was about getting more local players involved, who are supported by more, better qualified local coaches, volunteers and teachers
Not only did we look for more local players to be engaged, we utilised more local coaches. This was epitomised by the creation of our Red Devils Community Scouts group, who support all delivery, receive quality CPD and help identify new future Red Devils.
A key component of the Rising Stars programme is the development of young players participating at the age groups from u12 right through to u16s as part of the England Talent Pathway. The foundation continues to offer a range of activities to add value to local community club’s offers and players experiences
- Weekly open access sessions at the home of the 1st team
- Bespoke Strength & Conditioning and nutrition advice by 1st team staff and players in 1st team facilities
- Masterclasses were run throughout Summer for those looking for specific skills part delivered by 1st team players
SRD is aiming to have 75% of the player pool in the performance pathway from Salford, Manchester, Trafford and Bury by 2018
152 boys aged 12 to 14 took part in SRD’s ‘Open Access’ sessions to develop their skills in 2016
2016 also saw 74 local players aged 12-14 took part in our specialist Strength & Conditioning and nutrition sessions with SRD 1ST team coaches