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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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  • Shadow Scholarship | Adam Hammill Interview

    Education Ambassador and Barnsley FC midfielder Adam Hammill has backed the new Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship programme to be a huge success. Playing at a level just below the Academy, the initiative will work as a catchment net for late-developers and other local talent, giving them the best chance of a career in…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Open Trials

    Reds in the Community will be hosting open trials for the Shadow Scholarship programme on Saturday May 12 from 1:30-4:00pm. The exciting new initiative allows players aged 16-19 to develop their footballing ability in the hope of moving into professional football through Barnsley Football Club whilst also studying on an existing RitC education course. Players…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Greg Miller Interview

    Barnsley FC Head of Academy Coaching Greg Miller believes the Shadow Scholarship programme will provide a ‘fantastic environment’ for developing young players. The Scot joined the Tykes in December having been involved in youth coaching for over 10 years at clubs such as Rangers and Hibernian before working with the Scottish National team. Miller believes…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | First Four Signings Confirmed

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the signing of the first four players for the Shadow Scholarship programme. Brandon Fearn, Lewis Whitham, Bailey Oates and Mason Butcher have all officially joined the programme. The defensive quartet all come into Mark Tinker’s squad having been previously playing with the Barnsley FC Academy. Head coach…

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  • Shadow Scholarship | Mark Tinker Interview

    Lead Player Development Coach Mark Tinker says that the incoming Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship Scheme will provide students with the ‘ultimate playing experience.’ Tinker, who recently re-joined the club for the exciting initiative, will lead the programme alongside his duties with the Barnsley FC Academy and existing commitment to the education department. Players…

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  • Reds in the Community launch Shadow Scholarship programme

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of a Shadow Scholarship in partnership with Barnsley FC, Barnsley College and Independent Training Services. The programme will allow a combination of ex-academy players and other local talent to progress their footballing ability by training daily in a professional environment. Alongside the football aspects, they…

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