BARNSLEY Football Club’s community heroes were honoured at Oakwell last Saturday.
To mark the EFL’s community weekend, the Barnsley FC Community Trust decided to shine a light on those that go above and beyond for the community.
Those nominated were invited to the club’s League One fixture against Bristol Rovers on Saturday and were honoured on the pitch at half-time.
One of those involved, Julie Hall, was nominated by the trust’s head of health and wellbeing Sean Margison for her volunteer work.
Sean said: “It has been a pleasure to get to know Julie over the course of the last few years, the nomination of community hero is well deserved for her outstanding work and help with Barnsley FC Community Trust’s health groups, and it has been lovely to be able to give her the recognition she deserves.”
Craig Huxley, who works between the fire service and the community, was also nominated.
He said: “The stand-out engagement I’ve been involved in is the work we did in and around Kendray.
“I attended football every Thursday evening to attempt to bring down some of the barriers I believed were there.
“Between the young people involved in ASB activity and the emergency services.
“I would help with the football sessions and afterwards we would go into the centre and continue to interact with the young people who’d played.”