Salford

  • Ian Blease Named Salford CEO

    The Salford Red Devils have appointed former club captain, Ian Blease as chief executive officer with immediate effect. Blease, made more than 250 appearances for Salford from 1985 to 1998, Club owner Marwan Koukash made this statement regarding the appointment: “I would like to welcome former club captain Ian Blease to the Salford Red Devils as C.E.O. “Ian has had a long and illustrious career in both rugby league and business management, not only is he a well-respected businessman, he is a...

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  • Salford Announce Two New Sponsors

    Salford City Reds have announced that MediaCityUK will be their main shirt sponsor for the 2012 season with the addition of Salford-based employment law consultants ELAS as associate shirt sponsors.  MediaCItyUK will also provide branding throughout the media centre of the brand new £26million Salford Community Stadium. The ELAS logo will appear on the right sleeve of the 2012 home and away strip. ELAS will be aiding Salford with their move into the brand new Salford City Stadium. ELAS marke...

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  • Salford Needs To Double Home Support Base To Thrive

    Salford Red Devils owner, Marwan Koukash was interviewed by Sky’s Brian Carney this week on the subject of re-branding and moving home-base of the Super League team. “I’ve looked at the level of home support for the club in the five years since I’ve been here,” Koukash told Carney. “It’s never changed from 2200. OK, slightly higher this year than last year but lower than it was in 2013, 14 and 15. “Any Super League club would tell you, you need five, six thousand home supporters....

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  • Salford Post £5m Loss

    Salford Red Devils have revealed in their latest accounts that the club made a loss of in excess of £5 million in the year ending 31 January 2014. The loss, which is thought to be the biggest ever annual loss by a UK rugby league club, came in the first year after Dr Marwan Koukash completed his takeover the club on 31 January 2013 as the Liverpool-based racehorse owner sought to make Salford competitive at the top end of Super League. The club turned over £2,298,378 as it made the pre-tax los...

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  • Salford's Kooga kit deal

    Salford City Reds, recently relegated from Super League, have confirmed that Kooga will be supplying the Reds official kit for the 2008 season and have become an associate main sponsor of the club.  The five-year deal will see Kooga as the official kit supplier taking the Reds into their new stadium at Barton in 2010.  Operating in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Kooga was established in 1997 by Shak Anwar and Bill Newton.  Managing director Newton, said, “We are delighted to join in a new pa...

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  • Koukash Seals Salford Takeover

    Dr Marwan Koukash has finally sealed his takeover of the struggling Salford City Reds after several weeks of negotiations. The Kuwait-born businessman and racehorse owner, who has lived in Liverpool for the past 30 years, admitted that the process of purchasing the club had been “difficult and sometimes very fraught” but is delighted to have completed the deal. He takes over from John Wilkinson as owner and chairman and said the discussions with his predecessor had been amicable throughout a...

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  • Salford Losing Money On Home Games

    Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has revealed the club are losing money on home games at the AJ Bell Stadium due to rent charges and falling attendances. Koukash said the club could lose between £15,000 and £20,000 if the crowd for home games was below 3,000 - which it was last weekend for their fixture aginst Wakefield. He said: "It is in the top three most expensive stadiums in Super League. Next year it will be the most expensive and the year after it will be 40% more expensive than...

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  • Salford Fans To Get Free Admission

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash has revealed that he is planning to let fans into the AJ Bell Stadium free of charge for the club’s next home game against Catalans Dragons. The millionaire racehorse owner made the announcement in his column in the Manchester Evening News and is hoping that the offer of free admission on July 5 will help to boost attendances after a crowd of under 2,000 turned up for the fixture against Huddersfield last month. Salford are currently sitting in 11th place in the Su...

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  • Salford Part Company With CEO

    Salford City Reds have revealed that the club’s chief executive Ed Farish is leaving the Super League strugglers and returning to Australia barely three months after he was appointed by owner Dr Marwan Koukash. Farish was a high-profile capture sealed in the immediate aftermath of Koukash’s takeover of the club as the 51-year old has previously been director of finance for the NRL and chief financial officer at the Gold Coast Titans but the move has clearly not been a success. The Salford ow...

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  • Salford Appoint Banker As New CEO

    Salford City Reds have brought in commercial banking expert David Matthews to take over as chief executive from Ed Farish. Farish is returning to Australia after a very brief spell, which only began on 11 February, in charge of the club and he is now in the process of handing over the reins to his successor. Matthews, who has never worked in rugby league before but has a wealth of experience in business and finance in the North West, is aware that he faces a huge challenge but can’t wait to...

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