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Hatton at the Metrodome

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Barnsley people will get the chance to hear from world boxing champion Ricky Hatton next month. Sports Media Promotions Ltd will be presenting ‘A Night with Ricky Hatton’ at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday, February 10 (7.30pm start). One of Great Britain’s most popular fighters, Hatton will deliver some of his great stories from a… Read more »


Georgia grabs hat-trick in Mavericks win

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A superb hat-trick from Georgia Green swept Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s to a 3-0 success against Normanton Athletic in the West Riding Girls League. After an even opening 15 minutes, Mapplewell made the breakthrough, Green latching onto Sharny Firth’s fine through ball to finish in style. Green got her second after being set up by… Read more »


Team Barnsley is the way forward

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Following the removal of direct funding for School Sports Partnerships (SSP’s), Priory and Holgate SSP’s have created a new not-for-profit social enterprise. Team Barnsley will continue the work that Partnerships had created over the last eight years. It will help build bright, healthy, fully engaged, and committed learners, from early years all the way through… Read more »


Down Dean's Oakwell memory lane

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Barnsley supporter Dean Holden kindly sent Barnsley News this picture of the Barnsley FC squad making their Christmas visit to Barnsley District General Hospital in 1982. Said Dean: “I’m actually the patient in the photograph. It doesn’t seem like 30 years ago but by goodness I’ve changed! The Barnsley players are Mick McCarthy, Derrick Parker,… Read more »


Kes and his friends keep Red flag flying high

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The Barnsley supporters who regularly take their Kes flag to matches don’t half get around! They not only watch the super Reds in action, home and away, but also travel to England matches too. ‘Kes’ flew out to Sofia to watch Fabio Capello’s men play Bulgaria – and may well be planning a trip to… Read more »


Kozluk set to team up with Bantams

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Former Barnsley right-back Rob Kozluk looks set to pen a deal with League Two Bradford City until the end of the season. Ex-Red Kozluk, now 34, is a free agent after leaving Port Vale in December. He played for Bradford’s reserve side in their win over Scunthorpe United last night. Kozluk began his career with… Read more »


Harriers do well at Yorkshire Cross Country

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Barnsley Harriers fielded both a men’s and ladies team at the Yorkshire Cross Country Championships at Thornes Park on Saturday. The race included international and county runners, with the Harriers’ male team finishing a very creditable eighth out of 20. The first Harrier back, in 54th place overall out of 221 finishers, was Simon Newton…. Read more »


London pair lead Haynes chase

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Two capital clubs are thought to be leading the chase for Barnsley’s out-of-favour striker Danny Haynes. Championship side Millwall are reported to be interested in taking the Peckham-born forward on loan until the end of the season, while League One leaders Charlton Athletic are thought to want the 23-year-old on a permanent basis. Haynes, signed… Read more »


Pete and Harry fly PFR flag

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Penistone Footpath Runners & AC had two runners in last weekend’s Yorkshire Cross Country Championship held at Thornes Park, Wakefield. In the senior men’s race, Pete Davison was 139th in a time of 45-44, and in the under 13 boys, Harry Shelbourne finished 40th in 12-08.


Junior Tykes begin new year with a bang

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Junior Tykes under 13s made a great start to the new year, winning a see-saw Sheffield and District contest at fellow promotion-chasers East Midlands United 4-3. The Tykes showed tremendous guts and determination, to keep on fighting back after their opponents took the lead on no less than three occasions. Both teams started brightly but… Read more »