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  • Show Your Colours for Football Shirt Friday and Help Us Fight Bowel Cancer

    With Bowel Cancer Month taking place this April, Reds in the Community will be supporting Football Shirt Friday on 26th April with the aim to help fund research into bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK. When it’s detected at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 people…

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  • Fit Reds Ladies Launches!

    Reds in the Community are excited to announce that it will be running a Fit Reds Ladies course for the first time ever! For nine years, Fit Reds has provided men in the borough of Barnsley with the chance to lose weight and improve their general health on an award-winning programme. Now, thanks to funding…

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  • Fit Reds Returns at Outwood Academy Shafton

    Reds in the Community are delighted to confirm that our award-winning Fit Reds programme will be running again at Outwood Academy Shafton! The initiative, which will be delivered from 7:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday evening beginning on 2nd May, is designed for males over the age of 30 who want to make positive lifestyle changes. Thanks to…

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  • Oakwell Hosts Walking Football Tournament

    Reds in the Community played host to a Walking Football tournament yesterday afternoon for men over the age of 35. Every Wednesday, Walking Football is run for adults aged 35+ at the Oakwell Indoor Centre by Health Officer Sean Margison. With numbers growing at the successful session, Reds in the Community invited two sides from…

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  • Ryan Hedges Visits Fit Reds

    Health Ambassador Ryan Hedges visited participants from our most recent Fit Reds programme last night. The Barnsley FC Midfielder gave up his time to present the latest group of men on the health initiative with their certificates and a commemorative t-shirt upon completing the award-winning course. Ryan, who had previously attended a Fit Reds programme…

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  • Learn and Burn Launches!

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of Learn and Burn! The Health initiative, which is designed for adults of any age, provides participants with a combination of theoretical advice and light practical exercise to help improve general health for just £2 per week. The programme, which is based at the Oakwell…

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  • 12 Days of RITC Christmas | Ryan Hedges Ambassador

    In the lead up to Christmas Day, we will be looking back at some of the highlights of 2018 through the Reds in the Community 12 days of Christmas. For day seven of our countdown, we go back to last month when Barnsley FC midfielder Ryan Hedges continued his brilliant backing for Reds in the…

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  • Strolling Reds Launches

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of Strolling Reds, a free weekly walking programme for local adults. The programme is open to adults of any size, age or gender, with walks commencing from various locations around Barnsley and surrounding areas. Every Thursday, the walk begins at 10am and lasts approximately two…

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  • Ryan Hedges continues as Health Ambassador

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce that Ryan Hedges has agreed to continue as our Health Ambassador for the 2018/19 season! Ryan went above and beyond in his support of Reds in the Community’s health projects last year, giving up countless hours of his time including attending evening sessions. Alongside this, he still…

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  • National Fitness Day 2018

    Reds in the Community participated in National Fitness Day UK 2018 today at Jump Primary School. National Fitness Day provides the chance to highlight the pivotal role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping the population lead healthier and active lifestyles. To celebrate National Fitness Day, Barnsley Football…

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