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

Young volunteers take to the skies

Young volunteers Jess and Blaine who help every Saturday at our open days, had an early morning flight, courtesy of Simulator Adventures, Salford Quays. They took control alongside pilot Alan. After the session they were back in time to help with Manchester Music Tours visitors.  The photo shows Jess with senior club volunteer Dennis Lewtas, Alan and Blaine. Thanks to Alan and Stewart at Simulator Adventures for a very special experience.

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.

108th Salford Lads Club Camp

On Saturday 25th May a party of lads club members set off for the clubs 108th camp to Aberystwyth. The first camp in 1904 was at Llanddulas in Wales and the club camps have taken place in many different locations including, Bridlington on the Yorkshire Coast, Ramsey on the Isle of Man, Kettleshulme in Derbyshire and Hoylake on the Wirral. The Salford Youth Alliance joined our own volunteer team to set up the campsite earlier in the week.

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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)