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Football Club Hands Out 4,000 Free Tickets

Friday December 6 2013

THE Reds have been in the local community recently handing out 4,000 free match tickets to 25 primary schools across Barnsley.

Tickets for the Reds' Championship clash with Yeovil Town at Oakwell on December 14 were given to the grateful kids.

Wayne Bullimore, chief executive of Barnsley FC Community Sport and Education Trust, said: "It's great to be able to offer this initiative to partner schools during the upcoming festive period.

"This will hugely support and reinforce the importance of the Trust's work and attending a game for any children is the icing on the cake for their whole Barnsley FC experience.

"Feedback from schools and parents has been overwhelmingly positive and we're all looking forward to seeing the North Stand bouncing on December 14."

Each child has been allocated one ticket plus an adult's ticket as the club seeks to engage with future generations of supporters.

Steve Iredale, headteacher of Athersley South Primary School, added: "I think this is a great initiative.

"It provides the opportunity for some of our children and parents to experience a match at Oakwell, particularly at a time of year when finances are tighter and attending a football match may not be high on a list of priorities.

"This again demonstrates the commitment of the staff at Barnsley FC to be fully involved with schools and local communities."

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Reply Posted by Wedge on Friday December 6 2013 at 17:23
AlanB stands for Alan Bent

Reply Posted by jan on Friday December 6 2013 at 18:38
its people like you wedge, that spoil sites like wab. surprised you even have the energy to make statements like you have, you obviously have nothing else better or more constructive to do

Reply Posted by bananas on Friday December 6 2013 at 21:13
gud on ye Barnsley fc. wish you wood have done this years since. youngens r the future..

Reply Posted by LOL on Saturday December 7 2013 at 12:58

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Sunday December 8 2013 at 21:28
Geez they'll do anything to get bums on seats after the utter shite they display on the pitch! League one next season, pub car park after that.

Reply Posted by Paul on Sunday December 8 2013 at 21:30
Kilkenny You idiot.how many Pub teams do you see playing football on the carpark?..waste of breath..

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Tuesday December 10 2013 at 20:12
@ Paul, who said anything about them being good enough to actually make the pub team??

Reply Posted by clare on Tuesday December 10 2013 at 20:18
Think its a great idea as loads of kids wont have ever been to oakwell.

Reply Posted by the director on Tuesday December 10 2013 at 23:57
22 men kicking a ball around for 2 hour......no not for me and for them who go watch Barnsley and clogg roads up every Saturday iv got something to say to you get a life!

ipso Regulated