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Red Devils tackle unemployment

Club captain Adrian Morley showing his support for the Foundation’s work Credit: Salford Red Devils Rugby Club

A project run by the charitable arm of Salford Red Devils rugby club has received £352,000 to tackle youth unemployment.

Salford Red Devils Foundation will use the money to expand its Big Hits initiative in Salford and neighbouring Trafford.

It will offer young people aged 14 to 21 the chance to access courses such as first aid and sports coaching. Participants will then use their skills to deliver sports sessions, including touch rugby, for schools and community groups.

As part of the project, tutorials will also be given in financial mismanagement and gambling addiction, along with career advice.

Salford Red Devils Foundation was one of eight groups across the North West to share #2.7 million via the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme.

The main goal is sustainability and by the end of the three years the vast majority of the young people will have progressed on to jobs or education through our networks with hundreds of local residents playing and volunteering at new and existing community sports clubs.

– Mark Brocklehurst, Foundation manager

Salford Red Devils sign Forster for 2015 season

Salford have continued their recruitment for 2015 with the signing of St Helens prop Carl Forster.

The 22-year-old made only one Super League appearance for Saints in 2014 after spending the first month of the season on loan to London Broncos.

"Pleased to announce the signing of another young, hungry rising star of the game," said Red Devils chairman Marwan Koukash on his Twitter account.

Salford add England to ranks

Brad being welcomed to Salford. Credit: thereddevils.net

Salford have signed teenage centre Brad England from Leeds.

The 19-year old son of Castleford's 1986 Challenge Cup winner Keith England joined Castleford's academy in 2011 and moved to Headingley 12 months ago to play for the Rhinos' Under-19s team.

"I've been playing rugby league since I was small and it's been my ambition to play in the Super League for a long time," England said.

"I'm going to have to work hard and it'll be a real challenge to try and make the selection for the first team next season."

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