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Shaw Lane Club launches pioneering ‘Rugby For All’ project

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Barnsley Rugby Club has launched a pioneering project to involve adults with disabilities in rugby. Mixed Ability Rugby is the concept of playing rugby whilst ensuring that individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and those recovering from mental health problems are included. It is quite simply ‘Rugby For All’. It works by having experienced players… Read more »


Young Reds’ striker joins York City on loan

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Barnsley attacker Jake Charles has signed on loan for York City until January. Charles, 20, is the grandson of former Leeds and Wales legend John Charles and joined the Oakwell Club from Huddersfield in the summer. He made his full senior debut in the York team which went down to a 3-0 deefeat at Bromley… Read more »


Lights go out for Reds as Forest fire five in TV goal spree

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Barnsley 2, Nottingham Forest 5 (SkyBet Championship) This was the TV night that the lights came on for cancer-stricken Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne, but went out for the team he loves so much. By the time the mobile phones lit up the stadium in a touching 65th minute tribute the Reds, having twice led, were… Read more »



Barnsley Ladies march on into last 16 of Junior Cup

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Barnsley 39 Southport 8 (RFU Women’s Junior Cup, third round) With four regulars unavailable for this match Barnsley had to re-jig their team, but the result amply demonstrates the strength in depth that they now have. The visitors were hoping to gain revenge for their 36-5 home defeat as the Shaw Laners marched on to… Read more »



Patrick Cryne sends a message to Reds’ fans

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Barnsley owner Patrick Cryne has sent the following message to Reds’ supporters via the Oakwell Club’s official website: “I would like to thank fellow fans who have sent me best wishes over the last couple of weeks.  It has been amazing and humbling to receive such positive sentiments. “I have been somewhat neglectful about my… Read more »


Trophy winners receive awards at Birdwell Wheelers’ annual dinner

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Birdwell Wheelers’ Annual Prize Dinner was held last Saturday at The Edmunds Arms Worsbrough, where 30 members sat down to a three course meal which was followed by the presentation of the prizes by Councillor Roy Miller. Main trophy winners were as follows: Rob Parkes (Dearnesider Cup); Greg Godley (Neil Cup, Minto Cup); Trevor Mayne… Read more »



Burton defender banned for four matches after violent conduct charge

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Burton defender Kyle McFadzean will serve a four-match suspension after he admitted an act of violent conduct against Barnsley striker Sam Winnall. McFadzean has accepted the automatic penalty after he was charged following a 28th minute incident during Saturday’s goalless draw with Barnsley. The defender appeared to stamp on the grounded Winnall, which was not seen by… Read more »