News / Health

  • Vacancy: Health & Wellbeing Officer

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Reds in the Community for a new Health & Wellbeing officer. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within the charity arm of Barnsley Football Club. The successful candidate will be required to develop and deliver sustainable health-based projects to targeted…

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  • Dig Out Your Team Colours on Football Shirt Friday and Unite Against Bowel Cancer

    Reds in the Community will be supporting Football Shirt Friday on the 27th April to help fund life-saving research into bowel cancer. The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is encouraging men, women and children across the UK to wear their football shirts loudly and proudly. Football Shirt Friday is now in its sixth…

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  • Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: We know the score, do you?

    Reds in the Community and Barnsley Football Club are backing the eight annual Know the Score campaign to mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month throughout April. Know the Score, supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association and League Managers Association, aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms. Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most…

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  • Local men complete another successful Fit Reds initiative

      Our latest Fits Reds programme came to a conclusion last night after nine weeks of helping men from the Barnsley community improve their health. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Be Well Barnsley, helps men who are predominantly over the age of 35 to improve their general lifestyle alongside playing football. Participants…

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  • Fit Reds Gains Sponsorship From Local Businesses

    Reds in the Community are pleased to announce that with the backing and sponsorships from local business’, GQA, Handle Trade LTD, NSW Tiling and Plastering and Barnsley Bait and Tackles, we were able to launch another Fit Reds Programme here at Oakwell. Reds in the Community’s Fit Reds programme is designed for male participants over 35 years-old in the…

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  • Ryan Hedges Supports Fit Reds!

    Reds winger and Health Ambassador Ryan Hedges has thrown his support behind the new Fit Reds programme at Oakwell. The nine-week programme, which gets underway tonight at Oakwell, is aimed at men aged 35 and over to help them make positive changes to their lifestyles and diets. In 2017, the programme saw more than 80…

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  • Fit Reds Can “Make Changes To Improve Your Lifestyle!”

    With recorded average lifespan of men living in Barnsley being 4.3% lower than women and 1.2% lower when compared to men living across the UK, Barnsley FC Community Group Fit Reds Veterans are appealing for men in Barnsley to get behind the Fit Reds programme. The scheme targets men aged 35-years plus to attend the…

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  • Fit Reds Returns For 2018!

    We are pleased to announce that our award winning Fit Reds programme is returning for 2018! Following the success of the last year’s four programmes, we will be running another nine-week programme at Oakwell, commencing on Thursday, 25 January. Fit Reds is predominantly aimed at males over 35 years-old to help them make positive lifestyle…

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  • New Walking Reds Session Launched!

    Reds in the Community are proud to launch a new Walking Reds session for the start of 2018! The brand new 10-week programme will commence on Friday, 26 January at Honeywell Sports Village, running from 11am – 12:30pm. The programme consists of two 45-minute halves, with the first half being a healthy lifestyle team talk,…

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  • Ryan Hedges Named Health Ambassador!

    We are pleased to announce that Ryan Hedges has been named as our new Health Ambassador! The Reds winger, who has netted three times this season, will be supporting the health initiatives and events run by the trust through the year, including our award winning Fit Reds programme and our Walking Reds sessions. Hedges has already…

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