The club set off today for the annual camp holiday to Aberystwyth in Wales with 30 lads and 20 adult volunteers. As well as the usual activities, like swimming, fishing, football, and an army assault course, watching TV will be an essential part of this years camp. The reason, is that everyone will be watching former Salford Lads’ Club member Kallum Higginbotham play at Wembley for Rochdale FC in the 2nd Division play off final.
18 year old Kallum Higginbottom, now playing professional football in Rochdale’s first team (and scoring goals), was back in the club tonight for a game of 5 a side with his mates.
Kallam was a member of our under-16 five a side team that won the Greater Manchester Federation CYP Cup 3 years ago. The team went on to the semi final stage of the Northern Competition. Kallum left school and started out with Oldham before moving over to Rochdale this year where he is a regular member of the first team squad.
Kallam now joins the roll of honour of 17 club members who became professional footballers. The most famous of these were Man Utd legend Eddie Colman, and Man City’s Steve Fleet. Other famous names include Albert Macpherson who played for Walsall and Brian Doyle who played for Stoke City