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)

Salford Sirens a match for the lads

Salford University cheerleading squad, the Salford Sirens were in the gym recently, rehearsing for the national finals at Loughborough where they came 2nd with their cheer routine. The team practise every week at Salford University and also run community classes sponsored by the Manchester United Foundation and Salford City Council.

Looking through the club archives we found  a picture of the  Lads’ Club gymnastic squad performing their routine at the 1930 Salford Pageant at Buile Hill Park.

 

Goalmouth Chemistry

Manchester Science Festival  2012 returned to the club with  “Louder than Bombs”. This years event took place in the main  gym. Dr Steve Rossington of Salford University presented his amazing chemistry “lecture” to a rapt audience of budding scientists. His demonstration created massive explosions, flashes of light and sulphurous smells.  “It was louder and smellier than last year”

Science comes to Salford Lads’ Club

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Yesterday we hosted an amazing science event as part of the month long Manchester Science Festival. A team from Salford University set up experiments and workshops in the gym, kitchen, boxing gym and billiards room.

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In the concert hall Dr Steve Rossington treated a delighted audience to the wonders of chemistry, creating explosions, bangs and flashes in a show that lived up to its title “Louder than bombs”