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Resurgent Reds disappointed with away point

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Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) It speaks volumes for how far this young and largely inexperienced Barnsley side have advanced since they came together at start of the season that they were extremely disappointed to come away from Carrow Road with only one point. After three successive defeats Norwich were clearly lacking in… Read more »


Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »



Shaw Lane rocked by departure of manager

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Shaw Lane AFC have been rocked by the news that manager Craig Elliot has left the club to join Boston United. Elliott took over at Shaw Lane in February 2014 and since then has led the team to three promotions in four seasons, as well as securing the Sheffield Senior Cup last term and taking… Read more »


Barnsley swimmers post personal bests at Regional Championships

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Five of Barnsley’s senior elite swimmers (14 yrs over) took part in the ASA North East Regional Championships at Ponds Forge last weekend. Up against the fastest swimmers in the north east the squad, consisting of Greg Lugton, Nathan Billingham, Libby Turner, Georgia Hamblett and Harriet Ostrowski-Jones, achieved several personal bests, but,  despite valiant swims,… Read more »


Reds sign teenage striker on three-year deal

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Barnsley have signed former Leyton Orient striker Victor Adeboyejo on a three-year contract. The 19-year-old Nigerian left Orient in the summer after making 14 appearances last season, scoring once. Adeboyejo (pictured) has played for Barnsley’s Under-23 side and has also had trial periods with a number of Premier League clubs. Speaking on the Oakwell Club’s… Read more »


Third time lucky Taylor makes his point

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Birdwell Wheelers featured prominently in the presentation evening for the North Midland Time Trial Series sponsored by bike store J E James of Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. Winner of the Single Carriageway Competition was Dan Taylor (pictured), who, after finishing second for the last two years, finally achieved top spot by just one point! The… Read more »



Ducks all set for FA Cup showpiece

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All is set for the biggest match on Barnsley’s non-league scene tomorrow, when Shaw Lane AFC take on League Two Mansfield Town in the first round of the FA Cup. A 500-seat temporary stand has been hired to house visiting fans at Athersley Rec’s Sheerien Park and fans countrywide will also have the opportunity to… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies’ rugby match called off

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Barnsley RUFC Ladies match against Sefton this Sunday has been postponed as Sefton are unable to field a front row. The date of the match has yet to be rearranged. Barnsley’s next match will be away to second place Birkenhead Park on 12th November.