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  • Shadow Scholarship | Crystal Palace 0-2 Barnsley

    The Shadow Scholarship picked up their first three points of the NFYL U19 campaign with a deserved victory at Crystal Palace. In tricky conditions due to a swirling wind, goals either side of half time secured the three points for Mark Tinker’s side. Barnsley adapted to the conditions quicker in the opening stages as Aidan…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Barnsley 3-4 Everton

    The Barnsley FC Shadow Scholarship began their campaign in the National Football Youth League with a narrow defeat to Everton. Early goals from Dom Claxton and Jack Bennett had appeared to have put the Reds in control but Everton responded to lead 3-2 at the break. Bennett was on the scoresheet again in the second…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Fixtures Announced

    The Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship will begin their first ever season in the National Football Youth League away at Rochdale AFC North. Barnsley Football Club will be represented in the NFYL U19 division for the first time this year after the launch of the Shadow Scholarship programme. The initiative, which will be led…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | St George’s Park Visit

    The Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship squad had the fantastic opportunity to play a game at St George’s Park this afternoon. St George’s Park’s world-class facilities play host to all of the Football Association’s coaching and development work, providing the basis for England to reach the semi-finals of the recent 2018 World Cup under…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Army Training Session

    The Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship squad were put through a military training session today. A week on from starting pre-season training ahead of the 2018/19 season in the Northern Football Youth League, Mark Tinker’s squad took part in an afternoon workout specifically designed for young adults. QPD Forces Prep Doncaster delivered the gruelling…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Pre-Season Begins

    Our Shadow Scholarship players took part in the first day of pre-season today ahead of the 2018/19 campaign in the Northern Football Youth League. Mark Tinker’s squad first had a meet-and-greet session with the six-person strong coaching team, talking through the high standards expected throughout their time at Reds in the Community. They then moved…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Experienced Trio Sign

    Reds in the Community are delighted to have secured the signing of three experienced players for the Shadow Scholarship programme. Ben Marsh joins the initiative directly from the Huddersfield Town Academy, where he was previously the subject of interest from clubs such as Manchester United. Marsh is joined by Jack Tinker, who was part of…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Mark Crossfield Interview

    Reds in the Community Education Officer Mark Crossfield has described the Shadow Scholarship programme as a ‘unique opportunity’ for the young players. Crossfield leads the existing education courses for young adults who study with the Reds for a level one, two or three qualification. He has also been key in the running of the current education…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Bobby Hassell Interview

    Barnsley FC Academy Manager Bobby Hassell says he is looking forward to working with a bigger pool of young talent thanks to the new Shadow Scholarship scheme. Playing at a level just below the Academy, the initiative allows the club to keep hold of local talent and late-developers who would have previously been released. It…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Martin Devaney Interview

    The Shadow Scholarship squad haven’t started pre-season training yet – but Academy Lead PDP Coach Martin Devaney is already looking to progress players through the ranks at Barnsley FC. While the Reds in the Community scheme will act as a separate entity to the Academy, the natural progression will still be in place should players…

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