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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 »


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 »


Security Company sponsors elite Football Academy

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A successful Football Academy, established in Hemsworth, has benefited from sponsorship provided by Active Response Security, based in Barnsley. Costa Unida UK offers elite coaching to youngsters between the ages of six and ten at a top of the range facility. Costa Unida has over ten years experience of delivering quality football packages in Marbella,… Read more »


Penistone Church teenager signs for Premiership club

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Penistone Church teenager Jordan Barnett has landed a dream move from the North Counties East League to Premiership side Burnley. Reflecting on his signing, the 17-year-old wing-back told the League’s official magazine, The Bootful Game: “It’s a different standard, but I think I suit it well. I just love to play. I can pass the… Read more »



Parting of the ways for Barnsley RUFC and Shaw Lane AFC

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Barnsley RUFC is to focus solely on rugby following an in-depth review of its current ground-sharing strategy. The ground-sharing arrangement with Evostik Premier football team Shaw Lane AFC, has been reviewed by both parties and the conclusion has been reached that the best interests of both clubs would be served by an amicable parting of… Read more »


Ducks do the double for Dan!

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Shaw Lane AFC have produced a fantastic end to an unforgettable season. Players were determined to ‘Win the League for Dan’ – and not only did they do that, they went on to carry off The Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup on Wednesday, beating Frickley AFC 1-0 in the final at Bramall Lane. The Club… Read more »


Josh is the ‘Wright’ choice as new Worsbrough boss

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Worsbrough Bridge AFC have announced the appointment of Josh Wright as permanent manager. After a period as interim boss, the club believes that Wright provides the best chance of retaining its NCEL status and the appointment will end any uncertainty, allowing the manager and players to focus on gaining results.  


Shaw Lane thrown out of FA Trophy

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Shaw Lane AFC have been thrown out of the FA Trophy for fielding a suspended player in the last round’s victory over Nantwich Town. The Ducks have until 10am on Monday morning to appeal against their expulsion. The issue came to light this week, just days before the Shaw Lane side were due to host… Read more »


MP welcomes local football club’s £3,312 grant

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, has welcomed a new Football Foundation funding grant for Wombwell Main FC. The grant of £3,312 has been awarded to the club to fund pitch improvement works. The new cash will be provided by the Football Foundation, which is funded by the Premier League, the Football Association, Sport England… Read more »