Salford Red Devils have taken the unusual step of announcing a new role within the club in order to help fan safety.
The new season is well and truly underway with Salford beating Toulouse Olympique yesterday afternoon and there was a new man ensuring things go as smooth as possible.
The club’s new Head of Safeguarding, Matt Carr, is in place to give peace of mind and confidence when planning a visit. As well as the match-day role, the head of safeguarding is an important resource to assist group visits with their risk assessments, autism friendly visits and community engagement.
Safeguarding extends through the Salford network of community clubs by supporting their coaching staff on keeping up to date with qualifications and compliance.
The club said: “We’re proud to have this role in place at the club and look forward to delivering additional assistance within our community and reassurance to those responsible for young and vulnerable people.”
Matt Carr, the new Head of Safeguarding, told the Salford Red Devils website: “I am delighted to take up the role Head of Safeguarding for Salford Red Devils, with me being a supporter of the club and having been involved with safeguarding in sport for a number of years, it’s a dream role .
“I look forward to working with all our local schools, clubs and groups on match days and in the wider community. Ensuring the club is at the forefront in the important area of safeguarding.”