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Shawlands lift Drax Cup at Headingley

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Shawlands from Barnsley, representing the South, won the 2014 Drax Cup at Headingley yesterday (Thursday). The Under 9 soft ball championships for all schools in Yorkshire saw Shawlands beat Driffield Primary in the semi finals by 1 run and then beat Lingfield Primary by 43 runs to lift the Trophy,  presented by Dodworth-born England Ladies’… Read more »


Veteran Birdwell Wheeler pipped in sprint finish

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Trevor Mayne’s run of success in road races continued last Sunday when he rode in the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) 45 mile event at Stainton. The Birdwell Wheeler  attacked from the off and managed to establish a break with two others which lasted until a sprint finish. He was pipped for first place… Read more »



Barnsley FC star to launch DVC soccer programme

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DVC Sports Centre, based at Dearne Valley College, are on the hunt for young, budding football stars to take part in their on-side soccer programme, in collaboration with Barnsley Football Club. A first team player from the local championship league team will be visiting DVC Sports on the Monday, 19th August at 4.30pm-6pm, to officially… Read more »


Horizon hosting repeat of South Yorkshire School Games

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More than 1,500 youngsters from 400 schools across Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are taking part in the finals of the South Yorkshire School Games at the Horizon Community College in Barnsley. Teams and individuals will be going head to head in sports such as cricket, golf, lacrosse, tag rugby and tennis. Hundreds of medals… Read more »


Students arrange charity football match

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Dearne Valley College’s BTEC IT and Computing students have arranged a charity football match to take place on the AstroTurf at the College’s Manvers campus on Friday,  between 12.15 and 2.45pm. This event is being held in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, a charity dedicated to providing guidance and support for individuals who have… Read more »


Holy Trinity come out on top

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Holy Trinity School won today’s Y5/6 Boys football tournament at Carlton Community College. The Team Activ organised event proved to be a tremendous success despite the wet weather.


School Sports provider calls on businesses to help build Olympic legacy

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A Barnsley-based social enterprise organisation which provides sports services to schools and communities in the borough is asking business owners to help them build an Olympic legacy. Team Activ works with hundreds of schools across the region, as well as local communities, to provide sports events and opportunities ranging from rounders leagues to athletics competitions, and badminton to… Read more »


High excitement at Barnsley Secondary School Football Finals

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Holgate School Sports College were celebrating – after their year eights football team came up trumps in the final of the Barnsley Schools Cup. They were involved in a titanic tussle with Wombwell, which produced five goals and plenty of terrific, eye-catching football – with Holgate eventually emerging 3-2 winners. The Barnsley Secondary School Football… Read more »


Tremendous rugby played by school sides at Shaw Lane

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There was some tremendous rugby played at Barnsley RUFC’s Shaw Lane home when the Barnsley Schools held their Year 8 and 9 competition. It was pleasing to see two new school teams enter the Year 9 tournament. Foulstone School had only received two sessions of coaching prior to the event but delivered some really good… Read more »