Posted in Sports Participation 3 months ago
Reds in the Community and Premier League Kicks are giving players aged 10-12 the chance to represent Barnsley FC in a game against Doncaster Rovers.
On Saturday 24 November, the super Reds play host to their South Yorkshire rivals in League One.
Before the meeting of the senior sides, a team from Reds in the Community’s Premier League Kicks will take on their Club Doncaster Foundation counterparts.
The two sets of players will then be escorted into Oakwell Stadium to watch Daniel Stendel’s side in action against the Rovers.
Premier League Kicks is a FREE football programme which is led by FA qualified and DBS checked coaches.
Reds in the Community run weekly sessions at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre and Dearne Advanced Learning Centre every Monday and Friday respectfully.
To qualify for selection, all players need to do is attend either of our weekly sessions beginning from next week.
Every participant will have their name added to a draw for each session they attend, with 12 players getting picked at random to face Doncaster.
Sports Development Officer Kieron Campbell is looking forward to working with the Rovers through Premier League Kicks moving forward.
He said: “I’m very excited to expand the benefits of the Premier League Kicks programme at Reds in the Community by facing another local team. There are already a number of opportunities that can come from the programme and this is one that is particularly exciting as the participants can play for Barnsley FC against another professional club. We are hoping to organise a similar event for when Barnsley travel to the Keepmoat Stadium in March too which is very positive. Hopefully we can get as many people down to Kicks in the coming weeks as possible!”
More details about facing Doncaster and the full events of the 24th will be available via the coaches at Kicks sessions in the coming weeks.
For more information about Premier League Kicks, click HERE.