Boxing film highlights aim to end racism in a generation

Filming Clench in the boxing gym
Riffat Ahmed’s film CLENCH premiered last week. The film is about a mixed race Asian teenage girl who takes part in a boxing course run by a black boxing coach. The film explores the girls own experience of racism and also her own preconceptions of other people and places. Adam Crosby one of the boxers at the club took part in the film which was shot on location here and Old Trafford.

It was commissioned by the Runnymede Trust to highlight their project Generation3.

Charlatans and Topman fundraise for SLC

The Charlatans performed in Manchester last night, part of a Topman CTRL event  in aid of the club.

Tim Burgess performs at the Topman CTRL gig

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“This one’s for Salford Lads Club,”  said lead singer  Tim Burgess  “Let’s keep it going for another 100 years”. It’s Brilliant that so many people give us this kind of support,  so thanks to all the fans, and bands who contributed to last nights event and thanks to Topman CTRL for bringing everything together.

New Drama premiers at the club

A new group of talented actors, Strawberry Blond Curls
premiered a powerful tragic/comic drama “Elastic Bridge”
at the club tonight.

Elastic Bridge premier at Salford Lads' club

Ed ,Rosie, John of Strawberry Blond Curls

Eddie Fortune, Rosie McPherson and John Tomlinson devised,
and acted in their first joint production which they have rehearsed
at the club over the past month

A second performance takes at the club tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Tickets available from or on the door.

Strictly table tennis?

The Smiths Indeed in the senior games room
A picture from the newly restored senior games room at the club. The sport usually taking place here is table tennis, but this week Liverpool based Smiths tribute band,The Smiths Indeed launched their 25th anniversary “Meat is Murder” tour “ The event was filmed for the BBC North West Tonight programme.

The Secret Millionaire

The club featured in a Channel 4 programme called The Secret Millionaire earlier tonight. If you missed the programme, and live in the UK, you can view this online at

If you would like to find out more about the club, ask about volunteering, or
arrange a visit, please contact us by email. If you would like to make a donation you can do this via the website, or send a cheque to the club at the address below.

If you would like to make a larger donation to our £1,000,000 appeal to support a particular project or facility at the club, please write to:

Warren Smith, Chairman
Salford Lads and Girls Club
St Ignatius Walk
Salford M5 3RX

The Ghost Camp on Radio

Leslie Holmes has also written and directed a 4-episode radio serial about the Ghost Camp.

It has been recorded at the club and stars many of our young club members and club workers. The main parts are played by 15 year old Tom Swift and 12 year old Niall Armsden. Actress Penny McDonald played the mother. Vinny Peculiar has written and recorded a song especially for The Ghost Camp serial. This can be heard each Monday between 3pm and 5pm on Salford Community Radio on 106.4fm or on the web at from 13th June 2005.

Tom, Penny and Nial
Tom, Penny and Nial

Conviction screens on BBC2

“Conviction”, a Reds Production for the BBC, was filmed inside the club. It starts on 7th May 2005 and continues on Saturday evenings for the next few weeks. The club was used as the set for the police headquarters. We think most of the actors and crew were Smiths fans, as many of them went away wearing our ‘Baden Powell to Morrissey’ T shirts!

The BBC website for the programme can be found at