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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 »


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 »



Frustration grows for Barnsley Ladies as cup match is called off

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Once again Barnsley Ladies Intermediate Cup match against Didsbury Toc H on Sunday had to be called off because their opponents were unable to field a side. Barnsley were only notified the day before the encounter and spokesperson Stuart Bennett said:  “We were really looking forward to this match against a team which had won… 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 »



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 »