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N(ice) one for table-topping Barnsley

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Kendal 0, Barnsley Ladies 33 Barnsley’s match against Kendal was able to go ahead, despite the icy weather, due to the fact that the new home of Kendal rugby has an all-weather artificial grass pitch, and victory enabled them to go clear at the top of the table. Kendal started brightly, forcing Barnsley to defend,… Read more »


Toby Tyke and new friend Buzz Bee ask Reds’ fans to #Bee Kind

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Barnsley mascot Toby Tyke found a new friend in Buzz Bee at the Reds’ home game with Derby County on Saturday and together they encouraged the crowd to #Bee_Kind. BuzzBee is a Football mad 3D Character, innovated and brought together by Barnsley based Active Response Security Services as a teaching tool to safeguard primary school… Read more »



Wheelers one over the eight at Sherburn

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Nine members of Birdwell Wheelers were out on the Sunday club run when Roger Bacon, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Austin Watson, Dave Hudson, John Woodhouse, Tony Lodge, Chris Jenkins and Phil Adams completed the 65 miles to Sherburn. This week the club’s Sunday run sets off at 9am from Brewers Fayre roundabout, Wombwell, and heads… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies douse the Flames of Sunderland in biggest win of season

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Barnsley Ladies 58, Sunderland Flames Playing their first match for three weeks, Barnsley Ladies recorded their biggest league win of the season as they ran in ten tries against Sunderland in an encounter they totally dominated.. Captain Alix Taylor opened the scoring after only three minutes,  jinking through the Sunderland defence and then kicking the… Read more »



Silver and bronze for Jonathon and Jasmin

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Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club were in action again at the City of Sheffield Snow Frills Meet at Ponds Forge last weekend. Jonathon Wightman (13) won silver in the 200m Butterfly and Jasmin Ball secured a bronze medal in the 11 year old breaststroke. Other swimmers who took part were Holly Atkinson, Nathan Billingham, Neve… Read more »


Wheelers brave the cold

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Ten members of Birdwell Wheelers braved the bitterly cold but dry weather on Sunday when Dave Hudson, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Austin Watson, Dave Scargill, Rob Parkes, Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins and Phil Adams completed a club run of 60 miles to Retford. This week the club’s Sunday run is a flattish 50… Read more »


Reading rule the roost as Reds dramatic slump continues

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Reading 3, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) It is difficult to comprehend why Barnsley’s fortunes have taken such a dramatic turn for the worse since the international break. In the three games prior to that they had been buoyed by the accumulation of seven points out of nine. The three games following their return to action… Read more »


Woeful Reds very much second best in televised Yorkshire derby

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Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2 (SkyBet Championship) It is a long time since Barnsley played as poorly as they did in the first half of Saturday’s televised Yorkshire derby at Oakwell. They were so woeful that even head coach Paul Heckingbottom’s admission that his side were ‘second best’ seemed a massive over-assessment. Maybe, with such… Read more »