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  • Reds in the Community Supports World Heart Day!

    Reds in the Community are proud to support World Heart Day and are keen to spread the message that football can be the perfect way to maintain a healthy heart. As the charity arm of Barnsley Football Club, one of our key aims is to change the lives of people living in and around Barnsley…

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  • Community Smash Disability Targets!

    Thousands of people across the country with a wide range of disabilities, including participants from Reds in the Community, have benefitted from the first year of the EFL Trusts’ Every Player Counts Disability Football programme. Started in September 2016, Every Player Counts supports the EFL Trust’s aim of increasing sports participation for all. In its…

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  • RITC to Launch New UV Football!

    Reds in the Community will be starting a brand new Ultra Violet football initiative, with funding from the Premier League! Delivered as part of the Premier League Girls scheme, this new and exciting programme, aimed specifically at females aged 11+, will allow them to try a new style of football in a vibrant environment. It…

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  • Reds Captain Donates Shirt to Reds Fan Riley!

    Reds captain Angus MacDonald donated a signed shirt to Reds fan Riley Hall on Friday at Parkside Primary, Royston! Riley, 7, plays football for local side Redfearns Juniors but suffered a stroke earlier this year just weeks after being signed up for our development squad. After hearing about the youngster’s situation, Angus was set to…

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  • Neil Redfearn’s Oakwell Memories!

    To celebrate the 130-year history of Barnsley Football Club, we have been interviewing former players as part of our Heritage Project, ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’. So far, we have spoken to Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom, Reds legend Ronnie Glavin, fellow former Red Bruce Dyer and fans who have shared their memories…

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  • Heritage Project Live on Radio Sheffield!

    Volunteers from our Heritage Project, as well as our Heritage Officer, Sarah Hughes, were interviewed live on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning ahead of the celebration of Barnsley’s 130th anniversary. Throughout 2017, the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project has been interviewing current and former players and getting their memories of Oakwell,…

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  • Mosley: “I’m honoured to have played my part.”

    Barnsley artist Ben Mosley felt “honoured” to be able to showcase his work to Barnsley FC fans. Ben has been working closely with Reds in the Community’s ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ Heritage Project, commemorating the 130th anniversary of Barnsley Football Club. Mosley is quickly becoming recognised as one of the country’s…

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  • RITC Launch Female Sports Festival!

    Women and Girls aged 11 and above are invited to come and try Reds in the Community’s new Female Sports Festival! For just £1 on Saturday, 23 September, we will be giving women and girls of all abilities the chance to try out a variety of sports at Oakwell and meet loads of new people…

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  • Hammill Unveils New Education Classroom!

    Reds midfielder Adam Hammill officially opened the new Post-16 Education Classroom in the East Stand. The winger, who has recently been named as our new Education Ambassador, and was on hand to officially open the new classroom, which has been planned by RITC’s Education department for months. The room mimics being sat in the centre…

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  • RITC to host Tournament for Suicide Awareness

    Reds in the Community will be hosting a special 7-a-side football tournament to raise awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day. On Saturday, 9 September, we will aim to support World Suicide Prevention Day by inviting teams from across Yorkshire to take part in our special tournament on the Oakwell Academy Astroturf. The tournament will run…

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