View of the new city from Salford Lads Club

The first view visitors have of the club is of the bright green dome, or cupola, visible from Regent Road.  The view from the top is spectacular with almost uninterrupted views across the city. The structure of the cupola housed the original ventilation system for the building and along with the chimney stacks and ornate terracotta blocks are all part of the original design of the building from 1903.  The view from the top early this morning shows the rapidly changing skyline of Manchester and Salford with Media City visible as well as the tower of St Ignatius Church. Looking towards Manchester is the new set of tower blocks known as Deansgate Square with Beetham Tower just visible on the left.

Looking towards Salford quays and Media City

Healthy Improvements

We are currently making significant improvements to benefit the health of everybody who use the club; thanks to a @SalfordCVS @SalfordCCG, Covid-19 Recovery grant. This funding is enabling us to reopen original window frames which were sealed many years ago, Craftsmen from Midoaks Construction are undertaking the work on our listed building; it will improve the flow of natural ventilation in the games rooms, concert hall, boxing gyms and billiards room. 

Looking forward to a brighter future

We are looking forward to 2021, when we can continue “To Brighten Young lives & Make Good Citizens” All our indoor activities were halted in March by the pandemic, but our football coaches and staff have continued to offer young people a brighter future.

Volunteer football coach Ken talks to the under 10 team during training

Mask me, Mask me, Mask me

Like many small charities the past year has impacted on our ability to raise funds, and we have lost over £60,000 of our income. A great deal of this is because we have had to close our doors to visitors. We want this ”mask me” fundraiser to raise awareness of charities like ours who so far have been unable to access national emergency funds. We generate 30% of our income from sales of T shirts and over the past 15 years we have accumulated trial samples of the shirts. Working with Holly Ramsay of Salford arts business from Islington Mill we have created a set of 30 unique masks from these samples.  

If you would like to support us, please make a bid for 1 of these 30 masks to stating the number of the mask and the amount you would like to offer,  for example mask nu. 25 or Any mask, the minimum donation we are asking for is £20 which will cover our costs, so any amount above this will raise funds for our future.

SEE Facebook, Twitter and instagram FOR HIGHEST BIDS SO FAR

The fundraiser will be open until 10.00 pm on the 9th December. We will then contact the people who have made the highest bid for each mask. The uniquely numbered mask will be posted out with a mask me postcard, designed by Amber McCormack (who also created the Morrissey bust.) These will be posted during the week of 14th December.

Snowden Fundraiser for the club

Last month Toni (left) and Natalie (right) climbed Mount Snowden to raise funds for the club in memory of Natalie’s dad, former club member Phil Cadogan who died recently. This was a really amazing effort that has raised £1,120 to date. Phil would be very proud and we add a big thank you from everyone at the club, well done.

Salford Lads and Hits Radio

We are currently taking in part in “cash for kids” campaign with Hits Radio to support our 4 junior football teams. 64 young boys are taking part in outdoor training sessions and matches every week thanks to our team of volunteer coaches and parents. You can help us keep this momentum going by donating to our campaign at

One of the volunteers Paul, has made a film to promote the campaign showing football at the club from 1903 to today

Thanks also to volunteer Joe Warmington who entered us for this funding opportunity with Hits Radio: Joe is pictured (back left) in an SLC five a side team in 1996/97.  

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

Our first open day since March 21st

Its 168 days since we closed our front door, so its great to be able to reopen this Saturday from 11-2pm. Because of COVID restrictions we are only admitting a limited number of visitors. Please go to to book a place by choosing ‘schedule an appointment’. There might be a few places available on the day for anyone who arrives without a booking. Visitors will be required to wear a mask or facecovering.



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


Marcus Rashford inspires young SLC footballers

We asked footballers in our under 12 and under 13 teams what they thought about Marcus Rashford’s role in getting the Government to change its policy over free school meals during the summer holidays. “ I feel really inspired, many children will benefit from what Marcus Rashford has done.” Jonathan under 13 team.  “What Marcus Rashford has done is amazing, I will wear his name on my shirt with extra pride today” Ole under 12 team.