SUPERJOSH founder Dawn Fidler has been named as a board member of a new consortium of supporters involved in the successful takeover of Salford Red Devils RLFC.

Ms Fidler, the CEO of the Bury-based The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity, is one of a four-member, not-for-profit holding company, Salford RD Holdings, set up to represent fans and support the financial and sporting development of the Betfred Super League side.

She has a long-standing relationship with the Red Devils, as her son Joshua was both a fan and a mascot of the club, and Joshua's ashes are spread at their home ground — the A.J. Bell Stadium.

SuperJosh also sponsors Red Devils' prop and second-rower George Griffin, in Joshua's memory.

Ms Fidler said: "Before the charity we got involved at Salford because Josh fell in the love with the sport and the club. They welcomed us with open arms.

"It is a special place to me and it is important to me that the club does amazing, so when I got invited to join the board it was a no brainer.

"I have a commercial back ground, so I know I can bring a lot to the club, as well as my passion."

The takeover deal was approved by The Rugby Football League this week, passing ownership of the club to the consortium from Dr Marwan Koukash, who took over the Red Devils' in 2013, saving them from potential administration.

Ms Fidler said: "The takeover means Marwan has given Salford back to community.

"It is very much going to be a community club, and it is just very exciting."

"I want to bring the community into the A.J. Bell Stadium.

"I think it is important that Josh's charity will get more awareness from this as well.

"We have a warm up game on Saturday and the first game of the season in February, I absolutely cannot wait to get started again."

Ms Fidler is joined on the consortium's board by long-standing club supporters Andrew Rosler, owner of Ideal Corporate Solutions Limited; Asif Latief, marketing director at A-Plant; and Hannah Fendall, Senior Associate at Williamson & Croft LLP.

Mr Rosler said: "This is truly an historic day for our club, as the new ownership structure puts the control of the club into the hands of the supporters.

"As a new board we can’t wait to get down to business – I am sure we are at the beginning of a really exciting period in the club’s history and we look forward to working in collaboration with the supporters, businesses and the wider community of Salford to bring long overdue success to the club."