Salford City Roosters rugby league club have a new £1 million clubhouse, funded by the Rugby League World Cup and Salford City Council.

Chairman Chris Irwin was joined by Ryan Brierley and Brodie Croft from the Salford Red Devils and Salford Mayor Paul Dennett for the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon on Saturday November 20.

After its opening Mr Irwin said: “I’m absolutely elated. It’s something that the club has dreamt of for 10-15 years and to see it come to fruition is an incredible feeling.

“As a club we’re massively grateful for everyone who has played a part in making it happen.”


Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett said the new clubhouse was a great asset in the community and a great tribute in memory of the club’s founder Alfrieda Kindon.

Ryan Brierley had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the new clubhouse.

He said on twitter: ‘Thanks for having us, good luck with the new clubhouse.’


Mr Irwin said: “It’s fantastic that the Red Devils wanted to be around and support the opening.

“It’s fantastic for the kids to see players like Ryan [Brierley]. It’s quite aspirational for those kids to see that they’re real-life people and not just rugby league heroes.”

The club were awarded £434,863 by the Rugby League World Cup to assist in their project.


“What’s fantastic is that they [The Rugby League World Cup] want to leave a legacy behind after the world cup and things like this and other clubhouses that they’ve funded leave that legacy that will help grow rugby league in the UK for years to come,” said Mr Irwin.

He also paid respect to former club secretary Alfrieda Kindon who died this year, stating: “it was always her dream to have a new clubhouse.”

The Roosters currently compete in the North West Counties divisions at open age; however, Mr Irwin identified their aspirations moving forward with these new facilities.

He added: “This facility deserves the highest level of community rugby league.

“We want to get a girls team going this year and at some stage, I’d love to have a physical disabilities rugby league team.”

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