Great day for football at SLGC

Last saturday saw our 4 junior football teams all playing games. With no opportunity to to use our amazing gym since last March due to Covid restrictions our coaching team have done a great job in providing safe opportunities for young people to take part. We now have teams at under 10, under 12, under 13 and under 14 levels. More about the teams can be seen on twitter @SLandGCFC

Football for Salford Lads & Girls

From September we are increasing the number of junior football teams at the club and we want more boys and girls in years 4,5,6 and 7 to join us.

Our new teams for boys and girls – Under10, Under 12    Our existing teams – Under 13, Under 14

We are an FA Charter Standard club with qualified FA coaches.

Home games are played on the all-weather pitch at Ordsall Park and we travel to away games in the club minibus. The facilities of our world famous club on Coronation Street are open to all players. Interested?

Then contact Chris Brierley by email at football@salfordladsclub.org.uk

 

Senior volunteer Eric Salthouse is 90 years old today.

Known to everyone as “Salty” Eric joined the club aged 12 in 1942. By 1949 he was captain of the senior netball team, a high dive and crawl swimming champion and played semi pro- football for Altrincham. His first volunteer job at the club was to light the coal fires in the games rooms before each evening session. He attended the first post WW2 camp at Kettlehulme in 1947 and was still attending camp in 2012.

In the video, Tales from camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3W18RShi3g&list=PL8vzwBxG4B2OrGBNsuaUCiuW-6ad2z3q4#action=share Eric talks about cycling the 20 miles from Ordsall to Kettleshulme in Derbyshire, after work on a Friday evening to set up the campsite.

Eric is pictured top left in the centre (wearing braces) at the 1949 camp; in the kitchen at the 1980 camp; front left at the 2005 camp and front row centre in the SLC football team of 1947.

 

NeverMoreNeeded at Salford Lads Club

#NeverMoreNeeded  Our film is a reminder of a typical lively Wednesday night at Salford Lads Club with football and boxing.  170 local young people benefit from activities we offer each week.

Pleasee help us to keep going during these difficult times by making a donation at cafdonate.cafonline.org/4798#/Donation

Global Youth project visit to the club

“ To Brighten Young lives & Make Good Citizens” is our founding motto, so it was good to welcome a group from Nelson last night with very similar aims. Positive Voices is a global youth project from Marsden Heights Community School in Nelson working with year 10 students. The young people and youth leaders had a tour of the club meeting volunteers before joining our Wednesday lads club sessions of boxing, football and table tennis.

Boxing at Salford Lads Club in the early 1900s

22,500 membership records – We get lots of enquires from people tracing family history and one recently asking about boxing at Salford Lads Club in the early 1900s. Unfortunately we didn’t have a membership record in this case, but the outfits in the photograph are exactly like lads used to wear here for a variety of sports including gymnastics boxing and wrestling. The picture of a boxing class is from the book “working lads club” published in 1908 and shows boys in similar outfits. Boxing was very popular here in 1903 and classes took place in the concert hall. The detailed picture of the concert hall today shows the location of the original corner posts for the boxing ring, which are still visible.  Maybe somebody knows about other lads club in Salford who had boxing classes; there were at least 5 other lads clubs, including Irwell Street, Adelphi, Egerton Street, Pendleton and Chapel Street.

     

 

Salford Reds filmed at the club

Ahead of the Rugby League Grand Final on Saturday at Old Trafford 4 of the Salford Red Devils team came along to the club with Sky Sports. They were filmed in the boxing gym, main fooball gym and the Smiths room and of course on Coronation Street and in front of the Salford Lads Club sign. We presented the players with our Salford Lad T shirt. Thanks to Sky SportsRL and players Krisnan Inu, George Griffin, Niall Evalds and Tui Lolohea.

Summer football tournament for under 12s

Our under 12 footballers are taking part in a 5 week summer football tournament in Manchester. Yesterday they played against Astley and won an exciting game 4-3. Pictures show them in the SLC  gym with coaches Clark and Vitor and at the ground at Abraham Moss Sports ground. We will be running 2 teams in September an under 12 and an under 13 team with coaches, Leon, Danny, Clark and Vitor.

The Netball Party

This week the concert hall has been transformed for the recreation of “ The Netball Party” an annual event that took place between 1919 and 1939.  By the 1930s netball was the most popular indoor sport at the club with more than 200 boys playing each week. We would like to thank Salford University for helping us make the project happen and to St Josephs RC Primary and Primrose Hill Primary for taking part. Thanks also to volunteers from Talktalk.

The event was featured on ITVs Granada Reports and in the MEN https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-lads-clubs-forgotten-sporting-16028831      

The exhibition is open to visitors on Saturday 30th March from 11-2pm  (please note resident only parking on street around the club)