OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS

2019 was another exceptional year for Reds in the Community, as the charity arm of Barnsley Football Club, we have helped to improve the lives of thousands of individuals living in the Barnsley and surrounding areas by supporting more people than ever to better their lives across four key themes; Health, Social Inclusion, Sports Participation and Education. By positively utilising the unique reach of the club and working collaboratively with local and national partners, we have continued to play an active part in our community, and whether that be through the work of our ‘Every Player Counts’ disability programme, Post 16 Education or supporting refugees. Our aim remains to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges using the club and sport for a force for good.
£1.3million

Invested into the local community

43000

Total number of attendees engaged across all our key areas of work

2780

Free match tickets distributed supporting our work

1000+

Individuals engaged in targeted health improving initiatives

80

Men & Women participated in our Fits Reds Programme supported by the North, North East and South Area Councils

150kg

Lost by participants on our Men’s and Women’s Fit Reds programme over 8 courses

500+cm

Fit Reds Programme participants reduction in waist circumference

443

Children involved in the Premier League Kicks Programme

65

Premier League Kicks Programme sessions delivered

1090

Pupils have taken part in the Premier League Primary Stars Programme

58

Player community visits supporting programmes and initiatives

158

Young people aged 16-21 engaged in full-time education delivered at Oakwell

96%

Young people successfully completed their Post 16 education courses with 98% positively progressing into employment and further or higher education

81%

Of students are engaging in competitive football or gaining industry experience within football each week

359

Young people signed up and took part in the NCS Programme completing 18300 hours of volunteering work

£5005

Raised by NCS participants whilst on the programme for their local community

29.7%

NCS Programme graduates continued to actively volunteer in the local community

16

Adults and young people are involved with our mental health sessions at Oakwell

147

Individuals have participated in our Every Player Counts programme in partnership with Barnsley Council

359

Women and Girls engaged in targeted health-improving programmes

£1600+

Food distributed aimed at tackling ‘holiday hunger’ as part of the Fit and Fed Programme supported by Awards for All and North East Area Council.

29

Homeless individuals involved in weekly targeted sessions at Oakwell in partnership with Centrepoint

23

Refugees have taken part in football sessions at Oakwell

80

Members of staff