This website highlights the work of Reds in the Community.

Our website enables you to discover the broad and diverse range of provision offered by Reds in the Community under four key themes; Education, Health, Sports Participation & Social Inclusion.

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Reds in the Community is a registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club. We use the power of football and Barnsley Football Club to engage and improve the lives of local people. Professional football clubs are at the hearts of their communities, not just geographically but more importantly emotionally. They have a unique connection and draw that enables them to reach further and wider than others. This provides a great opportunity and responsibility to make a difference.

Our Mission:

Using the power of football and Barnsley Football Club we aim to engage and improve the lives of local people through a range of activities and projects within four key themes – Education, Health, Social Inclusion and Sports Participation

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  • Lacewood Primary youngsters represent Barnsley in EFL area finals

    Pupils from Lacewood Primary School represented Barnsley FC and Reds in the Community in a six-a-side EFL U11 kids cup northern finals earlier today. The competition, which was played at Leeds United’s academy, brought together 12 clubs from the North of England. Barnsley’s team were paired in a group with Burton Albion, Hull City, Middlesbrough,…

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  • Education side face refugee team in memorable occasion

    The education team faced a side made up of refugees in a what was a memorable occasion at Reds in the Community. Jaber Abdullah created the African Tigers team in 2015 and his amazing work has seen them form two football sides with players from several different countries. Abdullah’s team came from behind to win…

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  • Apprentices give RITC education seal of approval

      To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2018, Reds in the Community are focusing on the apprentices currently studying for their qualification. Shannon Durkin and Jack Cadman are both involved with the Community Trust as they look to progress a career in sports coaching. Education courses at RitC offer a completely different learning experience to that…

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