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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 »


Briggers sign ex-Oakwell youngster

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Worsbrough Bridge AFC have signed former Barnsley youngster Jack Alton. Announcing the move on their website the club says: “Jack has excellent ability on the ball and is known as a set piece specialist and goes straight into the squad for the away trip to Selby this weekend.” Jack’s signing adds further young talent to… Read more »



Ex-Hemsworth skipper joins Shaw Laners

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Shaw Lane AFC have signed former Hemsworth MW skipper Jason Yates. Manager Craig Elliott had watched the player several times during the close season and when he noted Yates had played for both Brighouse and Ossett in pre-season friendlies this week he stepped up his interest and struck a deal yesterday. Reports suggest there could… Read more »


Another big signing for Shaw Lane AFC

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Shaw Lane AFC have come up with another excellent signing as they seek to further boost their squad for the coming season in the Evo Stik Division One South. Manager Craig Elliot was delighted to recruit his former Ossett Town captain Ryan Qualter, who parted company with Bradford Park Avenue a few days ago after… Read more »


Rec sign two new players

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Athersley Rec have kicked off their summer transfer activity by signing Brad Johnston and Sam Bebbington. Johnston, a midfielder, is vastl experienced in the NCEL, while winger Bebbington was a regular marksman for Dronfield Town last season. The Rec can also boast a new stand thanks to fundraising efforts by supporters and officials, supported by… Read more »