BARNSLEY Football Club and its charity wing delivered more than 100 player appearances last season – a 300 per cent increase on the previous year’s figures.

This work included the launch of Sky Bet’s ‘Building Foundations Fund’, hosted at Oakwell in conjunction with the EFL.

‘Show Racism the Red Card’ held an event within the Copier Systems Legends Suite in September which saw Barnsley FC Women captain Charley Evans, Barnsley FC defender Barry Cotter and former striker Kayode Odejayi talk candidly about racial discrimination within the game from different perspectives.

Whilst a number of other events took place across the year, including a number of visits to foodbank.

Kieron Campbell, head of foundation at Barnsley FC Community Trust, said: “The support from the club regarding player appearances this season has been great.

“We have seen first team, alumni, academy, and women’s players and staff attend a range of session across all aspects of the organisation.

“We work hard to maintain a close relationship with the club, and player appearances are invaluable in helping us provide memorable moments within our programmes across the borough.

“We hope to continue and build on this for next season and thank the club for their ongoing support.”