Salford Red Devils is now up and running with its Under 19's development academy which has last year been newly accredited to a dual educational academy for both boys and Girls.
The pathway is player centered with multiple educational pathways including A levels, Apprenticeships ,BTEC sports and vocational A Levels. Our programme is full time education based and education is at the forefront of everything we do.
Our first class facilities at Eccles college ,where we train, provide changing facilities, a 4g astroturf, modern gym and a spacious sports hall. In addition we also have access to the outside training pitch at the AJ bell stadium which also has first class changing facilities, outstanding 4g astroturf & super league standard grass pitches which is where we play all our home games.
Currently we run 2 male teams one playing in the national competition and another in the northwest 1 competition. Both teams compete against other Betfred super league and championship development college academies. This shows that Salford Red Devils can develop players of all abilities and helps them perform at an elite level which increases their chances of gaining representative honours and a potential future career in rugby league.
The numbers don’t lie! including our September 2020 intake we now have 42 young athletes who are gaining a first class education whilst following their dreams of being a professional sportsman. Of the 42 players, that consist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd years, 33 who have progressed through our u16 rising stars programme showing there is a genuine pathway for young rugby players who want to make it to the top.
We also provide great exit routes into university, higher education, professional sport and other future careers. their pace taking young people developing at different stages and putting education at the forefront of everything we do.