Every year the club play football matches at the annual camp, and one of the teams, Bow Street FC from Aberystwyth dropped by to see us. Their weekend tour to Salford takes in games against De la Salle and Moorside under 12s.
A group of Salford Lads on the promenade at Douglas, Isle of Man in 1914, three months before the outbreak of WW1. As the club set off for the annual camp on Saturday 25th May it’s a poignant reminder of the clubs history, the 1914 camp to Milntown being the last large scale expedition by the club. 800 members and ex members enlisted in WW1 and 135 were killed. Here is a film made by Leslie Holmes ………. using photos from the club archive from 1914.
It’s getting cold and dark out on Coronation Street but the warmest and brightest place on a Wednesday night are in the boxing gyms. Junior club members from 8- 16 are enjoying the chance of hitting the punch bags, skipping and learning all the basic skills from boxing coaches Dave Connell and Liam Kotrie.
Our under 12 footballers ( pictured in Yellow Tops) won the Greater Manchester Boys & Girls Clubs final last Saturday beating West End Boys Club in the final. They now progress through to the North West Finals.
Box office, contenders trained by Dave Connell and Russ Arrowsmith and organised by George Blagden have held yet another successful charity event, raising over £10,000 for the Break Through Breast Cancer Charity.They have been running adult boxing sessions at the club since 2007 and have raised over £100,000 for different charities.
Senior volunteer workers at the club are remembering former member and professional footballer Albert McPherson who died this week aged 87. Albert lived in West Dixon Street and attended St Barts School, initially working as a block printer at local firm Worrall’s. He was a member of the club from 1942 to 1954, before signing for Walsall in 1955. He played centre half for Walsall until 1964 and was also club captain: he went on to coach and scout for West Brom.
Eric Salthouse, our most senior volunteer described Albert as “a fine athlete and all round good guy, a real role model for young lads at the club” Albert is pictured above (Front Right) in a Salford Lads Club football team at the annual camp in 1950 with Eric Salthouse (standing, 3rd from left)