Barnsley FC Supporters Trust

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Tranmere Rovers on their visit to Oakwell

The next meeting of the football group will be tomorrow (Wednesday 7 th December).  The meeting will be held at Brooklands and starts at 7.00pm.  This meeting will incorporate Benny Hill's ever popular Press Night.  Benny's invited guests include Dave Cooper (Radio Sheffield), Andrew Lodge (Barnsley Chronicle), Steve Pearson (Oakwell A.M), Les Payne (Sheffield Star and Green ‘Un), and Derek Parker (former player and now a radio summariser). 

The Supporters Trust is also involved with events on the national and international scene.  We have retained our membership of the Football Supporters' Federation and attending meetings at National Level on your behalf to make sure your Voice is heard.  There is a meeting of the Yorkshire England Supporters to be held at Belle Vue Doncaster at 2.00pm on Sunday 11th December.  The Yorkshire England Supporters are also organising a social evening to watch the World Cup draw on 9th December.  For more details contact Alan Bloore on 07711386307 or email [email protected]

The Trust has already established a working relationship with Barnsley FC.  The Trust Board will be meeting with the football clubs Board of Directors on Thursday 15 th December 2005 to discuss how we can work more closely together.

The Supporters Trust newsletter will shortly be available both online and at the Trust Office at the back of the Enterprise PLC stand.  All members of the Trust will receive a copy of the newsletter through the post.  Non members can collect a copy from the office and find out more on the activities of the Trust.

The Junior Supporters group is growing in strength.  If you are under 16, then why not join the Junior Supporters organisation.  Cost of membership is £4.00, for which you will receive a booklet with information/history of the club, a signed photograph of your favourite player, team photo, and a wall chart to document the progress of Barnsley FC during the season and a personal letter from your favourite player. There will also be the opportunity to be a mascot at home games and away games and you will be able to get a 10% discount on purchases at the club shop.  If you are interested in sponsoring the Junior Supporters or the Trust then contact us via our website or contact Alan on 07711386307 or Pele on 07918076877. 

With Christmas rapidly approaching why not buy those presents at the Trust online shop at www.buy.at/barnsleyfcsupporters .  Over 80 retailers including Amazon, Play.com, Marks and Spencer, Thorntons and John Lewis support our shop.  In addition ARGOS has agreed to support the Trust.  If you enter the ARGOS.CO.UK shop via the Trust website, we will get 2% commission on your purchases and 50p on all click and reserve purchases.

To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 for juniors, disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 for adults

Scunthorpe United

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Scunthorpe United on their visit to Oakwell

The Supporters Trust December newsletter is now available both online and at the Trust Office at the back of the Enterprise PLC stand.  All members of the Trust will receive a copy of the newsletter through the post.  Non members can collect a copy from the office and find out more on the activities of the Trust.   We hope you find the newsletter informative and if you wish to contribute to the next newsletter then please contact the trust office. 

The Trust has already established a working relationship with Barnsley FC.  The Trust Board will be meeting with the football clubs Board of Directors on Thursday 15 th December 2005 to discuss how we can work more closely together.   

We hope that YOU the members will get involved in helping to run your TRUST to help us to achieve our aims and ambitions. You can get involved in any of the Trusts working groups, including the museum, communications, community, juniors, Disabled and Business group and help us to make this organisation truly representative of the membership.  If you want to help, then call into the office on Matchdays, email us via the website or write to us c/o Barnsley FC giving us a short summary of your interests and how you can help.

The new name for the Junior Supporters has been decided.  The name for the new organisation is OAKWELL JUNIORS .  A draw for a signed shirt will be made at half time this afternoon from all the entries received for the competition to choose a name for the new organisation.  We would like to congratulate the winner on his superb prize.  In addition we would also like to congratulate Nathaniel Davies who has won the December draw for a £10 voucher to spend in the Club Shop

If you are under 16, then why not join the Oakwell Juniors, the cost of membership is £4.00, for which you will receive a membership pack and membership card which will enable you to gain a 10% discount in the club shop.  There will also be the opportunity to be a mascot at home games and away games.  If you are interested in sponsoring the Oakwell Juniors or the Trust then contact us via our website or contact Alan on 07711386307.   

With Christmas rapidly approaching why not buy those presents at the Trust online shop at www.buy.at/barnsleyfcsupporters .  Over 80 retailers including Amazon, Play.com, Marks and Spencer, Thorntons and John Lewis support our shop.  In addition ARGOS has agreed to support the Trust.  If you enter the ARGOS.CO.UK shop via the Trust website, we will get commission on your purchases and  on click and reserve purchases.

The winner of the December monthly draw for a £10 voucher to use in the club shop is David Holt of Birdwell.  To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 for juniors, disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 for adults.

 

Hartlepool United

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Hartlepool United on their visit to Oakwell

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought all the presents that you wished for.  Oliver Davies will receive an extra special present today.  Oliver was the lucky winner of the Oakwell Juniors competition to name the new juniors group and will be presented with a signed shirt on the pitch prior to kick off today. 

If you are under 16, then why not join the Oakwell Juniors, the cost of membership is £4.00, for which you will receive a membership pack and membership card which will enable you to gain a 10% discount in the club shop.  There will also be the opportunity to be a mascot at home games and away games, along with many more benefits.  You can pick up a membership form from the Supporters Office, or visit our website for details. 

The Trust has already established a working relationship with Barnsley FC.  The Trust Board held a meeting with the football clubs Board of Directors on Thursday 15 th December 2005 to discuss how we can work more closely together.   As part of this the Trust has agreed with the football club that we can re-introduce the “Sponsor a Seat” scheme.  All money raised in this scheme will be collected for use within the academy at Oakwell.  More details on this scheme will be announced in due course.

More schools have recently benefited from our community work.  The Elmhirst Secondary School, in Worsborough Dale, recently received a football strip from the Trust for the Schools year 7 girls team.  The team represented the school in the Barnsley Schools tournament, the first girl's team to represent the school for six years.  We wish the team all the success in the future.

Now that Christmas day has past, the sales season has started, and the Trust online shop is no different.  The many retailers involved have sales online as well as on the high street and you can pick up bargains on everything from books to holidays.  We also have arrangements with lastminute.com, British Airways, Ebay and Argos, where if you use the links on our websites to purchase or bid for items then we will earn commission on your purchases. 

To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew your membership please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 per year for the Oakwell Juniors, disabled and the over 60's and just £7.50 per year for adults

Huddersfield Town

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Huddersfield Town on their visit to Oakwell

The Supporters Trust would like to wish you all a very happy New Year and hope that you enjoy tonight's celebrations.  Our next meeting will be on the 10 th January at Brooklands.  More details of the meeting can be found on our website, at the Supporters Office or on posters located around the ground.  The meeting is open to all Trust members; non members can attend the meeting if you join the Trust on the night. 

Membership of the Oakwell Juniors continues to grow.  If you are under 16, then why not join the largest junior supporters group at Barnsley FC.  The cost of membership has been kept low at £4.00 to keep it affordable to all juniors.  There are many benefits of membership, including, a membership pack and membership card which will enable you to gain a 10% discount in the club shop, a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop.  There will also be the opportunity to be a mascot at home games and away games.  You can pick up a membership form from the Supporters Office, or visit our website for details. 

The Trust has agreed with the Football Club that we can re-introduce the “Sponsor a Seat” scheme.  All money raised in this scheme will be collected for use within the academy at Oakwell.  More details on this scheme will be announced in due course.

We hope that you the members will get involved in helping to run your Trust to help us to achieve our aims and ambitions. You can get involved in any of the Trusts working groups, including the museum, communications, community, juniors, disabled and business group and help us to make this organisation truly representative of the membership.  If you want to help, then call into the office on Matchdays, email us via the website or write to us c/o Barnsley FC giving us a short summary of your interests and how you can help.

The New Year's sales season is in full flow, and the Trust online shop is no different.  The many retailers involved have sales online as well as on the high street and you can pick up bargains on everything from books to holidays.  We also have arrangements with lastminute.com, British Airways, Ebay and Argos, where if you use the links on our websites to purchase or bid for items then we will earn commission on your purchases. 

To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 per years for juniors, disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 per years for adults.  As a little aside, our membership secretary lives in Beeston, Nottingham, and the postman (a Nottingham Forest supporter) expressed his concern recently that their appeared to be a large Barnsley FC Supporters Group in Nottingham.  In order not to disappoint him, she agreed that the Nottingham branch of the Trust was indeed very large. 

Walsall (FA Cup)

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome back the Supporters of Walsall for this 3 rd round FA Cup tie

Due to the re-arrangement of the Gillingham fixture for the 10 th January, the next Trust meeting will be on the 11th January at Brooklands.  More details of the meeting can be found on our website, at the Supporters Office or on posters located around the ground.  The meeting is open to all Trust members; non members can attend the meeting if you join the Trust on the night. 

The Supporters Trust is running a sponsorship package for the MK Dons game on the 21 st January.  As with previous sponsorship packages we have 40 tickets. The initial prices are as follows; season ticket holders £ 25.00, non season ticket holders £35.00 and juniors £ 10.00.  If we get over 30 taking up this offer the prices drop for both adult categories by £ 5.00 per ticket and juniors by £ 2.50.  The price includes a meal before the game, access to the Executive suite before, Half time and at Full time, or you can stay in the Executive suite and watch the game.  I f you want tickets for this event or for more details contact Alan Bloore on 07711386307, or call into the Trust office next to the main office at the back of the Enterprise PLC stand (Ponty) on matchdays. 

Following discussions with the Board of Directors at Barnsley, the Trust have agreed to raise funds for the academy at Oakwell.  As we all know, several of the first team squad including Antony Kay, Neil Austin Robbie Williams, Nicky Wroe, Scott Flinders, Nathan Jarman and Dale Tonge to name just seven started their careers at the Academy. Most of these players will be in the squad for today's game.  With the support of the Trust through our fundraising, we hope that the academy can continue to produce the next group of Barnsley stars. 

As part of this fundraising, all monies raised through our online shop at will go towards this fundraising.  The Trust would like to thank everyone who used the online shop at www.buy.at/barnsleyfcsupporters   and the other collaborators on our website including Argos, BA and lastminute.com.  With your support we raised over £100 in commission during the run up to Christmas, all of which will go towards our Academy project.

We will be re-introducing the “Sponsor a Seat” campaign to help with the fundraising, we plan to launch this scheme at our meeting on the 11 th January.  We have several other projects in the planning stage including an online monthly quiz, an online “sponsor a pixel” scheme as well as other initiatives.

To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 per years for disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 per years for adults.   Membership of the Oakwell Juniors is £4.00 .  Remember that membership of the Oakwell Juniors or the Trust will enable you to gain a 10% discount in the club shop and entry into a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop as well as give you access to our monthly meetings

Gillingham

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Gillingham to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

Due to the re-arrangement of this fixture for tonight, the next Trust meeting will be tomorrow (11 th January) at Brooklands starting at 7.00pm.  More details of the meeting can be found on our website, at the Supporters Office or on posters located around the ground.  The meeting is open to all Trust members; non members can attend the meeting if you join the Trust on the night. 

The Supporters Trust is running a sponsorship package for the MK Dons game on the 21 st January.  As with previous sponsorship packages we have 40 tickets. The initial prices are as follows; season ticket holders £ 25.00, non season ticket holders £35.00 and juniors £ 10.00.  If we get over 30 taking up this offer the prices drop for both adult categories by £ 5.00 per ticket and juniors by £ 2.50.  The price includes a meal before the game, access to the Executive suite before, Half time and at Full time, or you can stay in the Executive suite and watch the game.  I f you want tickets for this event or for more details contact Alan Bloore on 07711386307, or call into the Trust office next to the main office at the back of the Enterprise PLC stand (Ponty) on matchdays. 

The Trust will be re-introducing the “Sponsor a Seat” fundraising campaign at tomorrows meeting.  Following discussions with Barnsley FC, the Trust have agreed that monies raised through our specific fundraising activities will go towards the running costs for the academy.  To this end the online shop at our website has raised over £100 in commission for the Trust in the run up to Christmas.  This may be in the form of sponsorship of the academy teams, purchase of football strips or equipment required to maintain the standards of the academy set-up. 

As we all know, several of the first team squad including Antony Kay, Neil Austin Robbie Williams, Nicky Wroe, Scott Flinders, Nathan Jarman and Dale Tonge to name just seven started their careers at the Academy. Most of these players will be in the squad for today's game.  With the support of the Trust through our fundraising, we hope that the academy can continue to produce the next group of Barnsley stars. 

To join the Supporters' Trust or to renew please complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website.  Membership starts from £4.00 per years for disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 per years for adults.  

The Oakwell Juniors membership is continuing to grow in numbers.  If you are under 16, why not join the largest junior supporters group at Barnsley FC.  The cost of membership has been kept low at £4.00 per year.  There are many benefits of membership, including, a membership pack and membership card which will enable you to gain a 10% discount in the club shop, a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop.  There will also be the opportunity to be a mascot at home games and away games.  You can pick up a membership form from the Supporters Office, or visit our website for details .

MK Dons

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of MK Dons to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

The Supporters Trust has agreed with Barnsley FC that the trust will raise funds to support the academy at Oakwell.  As we all know, several of the first team squad including Antony Kay, Neil Austin Robbie Williams, Nicky Wroe, Scott Flinders, Nathan Jarman and Dale Tonge to name just seven started their careers at the Academy.  With the support of the Trust through our fundraising, we hope that the academy can continue to produce the next group of Barnsley stars.

In order to raise funds for the academy the Supporters Trust have launched two fundraising schemes in addition to the online shops.  The first of these schemes is the “Sponsor a Seat” campaign.  This scheme was initially introduced during the administration period and raised significant funds to support the football club.  For £10 per seat you can have your name placed on a plaque on your seat and also your name will be included in the “hall of fame” on the Trust website.  For more details on this scheme call into the Supporters Trust office and pick up a Sponsor a Seat form or visit our website.  You can also sign up for this scheme online using Paypal or your credit or debit card.

The second scheme is an internet based scheme.  The “buy a pixel” scheme gives you the opportunity to buy a pixel on our dedicated web page.  For £2.00 you can buy a pixel, and have your own logo, country flag or company name added to the page.  In addition your name and message will appear on the pixel when you roll your mouse over the square.  For more details again call into the office or visit our website for more details.  You are not restricted to purchasing one pixel you can buy as many as you like.  You can sign up for this scheme online using Paypal or your credit or debit card or complete a form in the Trust office.

If you own a company or work for a company, then why not advertise on our pixel page.  For just £80 we will give you a 8 x 4 block of squares where we can advertise your company, with a link to your website if you have one.  Again payments can be taken by paypal, credit and debit cards or by completing a form in the Trust office. 

Our online shop at our website has raised over £120 in commission for the Trust in the last three months.  This money will be going towards the fundraising for the academy.  If you shop online then visit our online shops on our website at www.bfcst.org.uk and use the shops advertised.  We will receive commission on all your purchases. 

Oakwell Juniors 

The Oakwell Juniors now have their own website at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk .  You can vote for your Oakwell Juniors man of the match for each game online and find out all the latest news.  There will be a pre-match get together prior to the Bristol City game on the 4 th February for the Juniors from 1.30 until 2.30 at the academy .  Events will be organised and you will get the chance to have your say on the running of the Oakwell Juniors.  There will be an opportunity to meet with Junior Supporters from Bristol City. We will send more details via post to all Oakwell Juniors.

 

Bristol City

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of the Bristol City to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

The next meeting of the Supporters Trust has been arranged for the 7 th February.  The venue for this meeting will be the Executive Suite at Oakwell starting at 7.00pm.  We hope that as many members as possible can make this meeting and we would like to thank Brooklands for agreeing to open the executive suite for us for this meeting.  The Police have been invited to attend this meeting to discuss policing issues in relation to football at a local, national and international level.  With the forthcoming World Cup in Germany, it will be useful to hear first hand of the policing plans for the competition.

The Sponsor a Seat campaign and the buy a pixel scheme are both up and running.  Already we have received significant money for both schemes.  For £10 per seat you can have your name placed on a plaque on your seat and also your name will be included in the “hall of fame” on the Trust website.  For more details on this scheme call into the Supporters Trust office and pick up a Sponsor a Seat form or visit our website.  You can also sign up for this scheme online using Paypal or your credit or debit card.

The “buy a pixel” scheme gives you the opportunity to buy a pixel on our dedicated web page.  For £2.00 you can buy a pixel, and have your own logo, country flag or company name added to the page.  In addition your name and message will appear on the pixel when you roll your mouse over the square.  For more details and to pick up an application form, again call into the office or visit our website for more details.  You are not restricted to purchasing one pixel you can buy as many as you like.  You can sign up for this scheme online using Paypal or your credit or debit card or complete a form in the Trust office.

If you own a company or work for a company, then why not advertise on our pixel page.  For just £80 we will give you a 8 x 4 block of squares where we can advertise your company, with a link to your website if you have one.  Again payments can be taken by paypal, credit and debit cards or by completing a form in the Trust office.  Already we have interest from several companies, with Wake Smith Solicitors being the first company to purchase an 8 x 4 block, we would like to thank Wake Smith and all our other contributors for their support.

Oakwell Juniors 

The Oakwell Juniors now have their own website at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk .  You can vote for your Oakwell Juniors man of the match for each game online and find out all the latest news.  All Oakwell Juniors should have now received a copy of their newsletter.  If there is any thing you would like including in the next newsletter please contact Owen at the Supporters Trust with details.

 

Colchester

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of the Colchester United to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

The next meeting of the Supporters Trust is scheduled for the 8 th March starting at 7.00pm. Following the success of the February meeting, this meeting will be held again in the executive suite at Oakwell.  More details on the invited guests will be announced shortly.

The Trust's Museum Committee has now been formed.  They will have the responsibility of trying to establish a museum or Hall of Fame, either at Oakwell or at a venue in the town centre.  The previous museum committee was an independent body created by veteran sports journalist Benny Hill, who has been pushing the project since 1994.

"To be honest, we have not made much progress," said Benny this week "but I'm convinced that Oakwell fans and the public of Barnsley in general will give their full backing once the project gets off the ground."

 Members of the new committee are: Andy Fyfe (chairman), Joy Fyfe, Peter Jones, Janine Jones, Keith Lodge, Andrew Lodge, Arthur Bower, Ray Brammer, Graham Noble, Paul Kershaw - and Benny Hill. 

The Sponsor a Seat campaign is going well, with good numbers signing up to sponsor their seats.  Everyone who has signed up for the scheme has had their name included on the websites roll of honour page, whilst the plaques should appear on your seats shortly.  For more details call into the Supporters Trust office and pick up a Sponsor a Seat form or visit our website. 

We are now compiling articles for the next Trust newsletter, so if you have anything that you would like including then please leave a message at the Trust office or drop Owen and email at [email protected] .

Oakwell Juniors 

We hope that we can arrange another pre-match get together prior to the game against Swansea City on the 4 th March.  Please keep an eye on the website and in the Barnsley Chronicle for confirmation of this meeting.  The Oakwell Juniors now have their own website at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk .  On the website you can vote for your Oakwell Juniors man of the match for each game online and find out all the latest news for the Juniors.

Membership of the Oakwell Juniors is just £4.00 per calendar year.  Benefits of membership include a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop and a 10% discount on most purchases in the club shop.  You can join the Oakwell Juniors online, or call into the Trust office and pick up a membership form at the back of the Enterprise stand on Matchdays.    

Swansea City

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of the Swansea City to Oakwell for this league 1 clash”

The next meeting of the Supporters Trust is on the 8 th March starting at 7.00pm. Following the success of the February meeting, this meeting will be held again in the executive suite at Oakwell.  The invited guests are former Oakwell legends Nicky Eaden and Gary Fleming.  All members and members of the Oakwell Juniors can attend the meeting; non members can join the Trust or Oakwell Juniors on the night.

The Supporters Trust conducted a bucket collection in aid of Rotherham United at the Colchester game, which raised a total of £1,362.  Combined with the £406 raised at a smaller bucket collection at the Port Vale game, a total of £1,768 was raised.  We would like to thank everyone who helped with the collections or donated money to help the Millers.  Notably it must be mentioned that a collection in the disabled stand raised £50 towards the total. 

The roll of honour on our website is now up to date and includes the names of everyone who has sponsored a seat at Oakwell.  If you would like to Sponsor a Seat at Oakwell and have your name included on the roll of honour as well as on your seat, then call into the Trust Office and pick up a form or visit our website for more details. 

Over 72,000 pixels have now been sold on our pixel page.  Each pixel costs 0.5p with a minimum purchase of 400 pixels (1 square at £2.00).  Purchases must be in multiples of 400 pixels.  Companies can advertise on our pixel page and on our sponsors page for £80.00.  For this you will get 12,800 pixels, a link to your website and a small advert.  For more details on this scheme visit our website or call into the Trust Office for more details.

The Trust now has an easy to remember web address, just type in www.bfcst.org.uk to get to our site.   

Membership starts from just £4.00 for the disabled and the over 60's and £7.50 for adults There are many benefits to membership of the Trust including access to monthly meetings, a £10 monthly prize draw, raffles and a 10% discount at the club shop .  To join the Supporters' Trust complete a membership form available from the Supporters office or visit our website. 

Oakwell Juniors

Today was our second pre match meeting of the Oakwell Juniors.  The meeting was again held in the academy buildings at Oakwell.  We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed the meeting. 

Membership of the Oakwell Juniors is just £4.00 per calendar year.  Benefits of membership include a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop and a 10% discount on most purchases in the club shop.  You can join the Oakwell Juniors online, or call into the Trust office and pick up a membership form at the back of the Enterprise stand on Matchdays. 

Chesterfield

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Chesterfield to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

Many thanks to everyone who supported our petition in support of the Barnsley Living Landmark Project, over 500 people supported the petition.

The Trust now has a limited number of pin badges for sale at just £3.00.  Featuring the Trusts logo, the badges can be purchased from the Trust office at the back of the Enterprise PLC stand. 

The next newsletter should be with you in the next week.  The newsletter is packed with information on the Trusts achievements this year, news from the museum group and information for those going to the World Cup this year.

The Supporters Trust are running the Sponsor a seat campaign.  For just £10 you can have your name on your seat at Oakwell, and in addition your name will be added to the roll of honour on our website.  This roll of honour includes the names of everyone who has sponsored a seat at Oakwell.  If you would like to Sponsor a Seat at Oakwell, then call into the Trust Office and pick up a form or visit our website for more details.  The plaques will be added to the seats before the end of this season.

You can now vote for the Supporters Trust player of the Year and Young player of the Year.  To vote visit our website, pick up a voting form from the Trust Office or send your nominations along with your name and membership number to the Supporters Trust, player of the Year, c/o Barnsley FC, Oakwell Stadium, Grove Street, Barnsley. S71 1ET.

If you play the national lottery the check out our website at www.bfcst.org.uk and check out the links to e-lottery.  You can improve your chances of a big win by over 702% and help the Trusts fundraising at the same time. 

Oakwell Juniors 

All the Oakwell Juniors should now have received their membership packs.  Do not forget that you need to have your photograph on your membership card to qualify for the 10% discount in the club shop.  We are currently preparing the next newsletter and you should get it before the end of the month.    

Membership of the Oakwell Juniors is just £4.00 per calendar year.  Benefits of membership include a monthly draw for a £10 voucher to be spent in the club shop and a 10% discount on most purchases in the club shop.  You can join the Oakwell Juniors online, or call into the Trust office and pick up a membership form at the back of the Enterprise stand on Matchdays.

Southend United

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Southend to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

The April meeting of the Supporters Trust was held at the Executive Suite at Oakwell on the 4 th April.  A good attendance by members of the Trust were entertained by Barnsley keepers Nick Colgan and Scott Flinders.  A lively and interesting question and answer session was held with both players and we would like to thank them for attending the meeting.  The next meeting has been scheduled for the 2 nd May.  The venue and details of the guests will be confirmed shortly.

Mr Andrew Wilson is the lucky winner of the April members draw and has won a £10 voucher to be used in the club shop at Oakwell.  The members draw is one of many benefits of membership of the Trust.  Adult membership is £7.50, whilst Over 60's is just £4.00.  For more details on how to join the trust visit our website or call into the office at the back of the Enterprise stand.

The Trust now has a limited number of pin badges for sale at just £3.00.  Featuring the Trusts logo, the badges can be purchased from the Trust office. 

If you play the national lottery or Euromillions why not have a luck at our e-lottery syndicate, more information can be found on our website at www.bfcst.org.uk .  You can improve your chances of a big win by over 702% and help the Trusts fundraising at the same time. 

Over 72,000 pixels have now been sold on our pixel page.  Each pixel costs 0.5p with a minimum purchase of 400 pixels (1 square at £2.00).  Purchases must be in multiples of 400 pixels.  Companies can advertise on our pixel page and on our sponsors page for £80.00.  For this you will get 12,800 pixels, a link to your website and a small advert.  For more details on this scheme visit our website or call into the Trust Office for more details.

Oakwell Juniors 

The winner of the April monthly draw for the Oakwell Juniors was Rachel Ford.  Rachel has won a £10 voucher to be used in the club shop at Oakwell.  This is one of the benefits of membership of the Oakwell Juniors, the cost of which is just £4.00 per year.  You can join the Oakwell Juniors online, or call into the Trust office and pick up a membership form at the back of the Enterprise stand on Matchdays.  Do not forget that you need to have your photograph on your membership card to qualify for the 10% discount in the club shop. 

The next junior newsletter will be with you before the end of the month.  We hope you enjoy it and if there is anything that you want to see in the August newsletter then let us know.  Do not forget the Oakwell Juniors website at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk for all the latest news from the juniors. 

Bradford City

“Barnsley FC Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of Bradford to Oakwell for this league 1 clash

We can announce that the Supporters Trust Player of the Year as voted for by our members is Bobby Hassell.  The defender narrowly beat Nick Colgan and Stephen McPhail to first place.  Dale Tonge beat Scott Flinders to the award for the Young Player of the Year.  Dale has now won the Supporters Trust young player of the year for two consecutive seasons.

The next meeting has been scheduled for the 2 nd May.  The venue and details of the guests will be available on our website as well as advertised in the local press. 

This year has been a busy year for the Supporters Trust since our formation during the summer.  Over the season we have been match ball sponsors against Swindon Town, Yeovil and the MK Dons as well as programme sponsors for the Chesterfield game.  The MK Dons and Chesterfield games were special occasions were we invited members of the MK Dons Supporters Association and Chesterfield Supporters Trust to be joint sponsors with us. 

T he Trust has also continued to forge links with the football club, with regular meetings between the club and Trust.  The boards of the Trust and the football club met in mid December to further strengthen these links and a further meeting is scheduled for the end of the season.

Our quarterly newsletter is available online from our website.  The newsletters are packed with information on our fundraising and achievements during the year.  In addition information can be found on our fundraising activities as well as news from the Football Supporters federation, Yorkshire England Supporters and our own museum group. 

In the autumn the Trust launched the Oakwell Juniors group.  We have held two pre-match get togethers for members of the Oakwell Juniors, and more will be planned for the new season.  In addition we launched a website for the Juniors at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk .  In addition to a quarterly newsletter we have held competitions for the Juniors and there is a monthly draw to win a £10 voucher for use in the club shop.  In addition we have also been able to give a number of free pairs of tickets to our members for the Huddersfield and Oldham away fixtures.

All in all it has been a busy and rewarding season for the Supporters Trust, and we can hopefully look forward to more achievements next season, hopefully supporting a Championship club.  If you are interested in joining the Supporters Trust contact us at the Supporters Office at the back of the Enterprise Stand, visit our website or write to the membership secretary c/o 1 Mottram Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 4EZ requesting a membership form.  Membership rates are currently £7.50 for adults, £4.00 for over 60's and the Oakwell Juniors.

Huddersfiedl Town (Play-off Semi-final)

The Supporters Trust would like to welcome the Supporters of our opponents for today's match in the League 1 Play off's.

The Supporters Trust are currently sending out questionnaires to all our members. We hope to use the feedback from the questionnaire to find out how the Supporters Trust has been run over the last season and how the Trust board can improve the Trust over the next twelve months. The questionnaire should also be found on the Trust website so you can download a copy and send in your responses by email.

The monthly winners of the £10 vouchers for use in the club shop are Stephen Handley and the Oakwell Junior winner is Ryan Senior. Congratulations to both of you, your vouchers will be with you shortly.

Members of the museum group have set up a small exhibition of Reds memorabilia in the Town Hall in Barnsley . This will run until late June and is just a taster of what memorabilia is available when the home for a museum and archive is finally achieved.

In the autumn the Trust launched the Oakwell Juniors group. In addition we launched a website for the Juniors at www.oakwelljuniors.org.uk . If there is anything that you would like to see on the website then please contact us and we will be happy to arrange it. There is also a page for your views where you can write about your experiences of watching Barnsley .

If you are interested in any of our fundraising schemes please do not hesitate to contact us. Details of these schemes can be found in the Supporters Trust office or on our website at www.bfcst.org.uk .

If you are planning to go to the world cup this year, then it would be worth checking with the supporters group “Football Supporters International”. Their website has plenty of information on travel, accommodation and venues for this years World Cup. The website can be found at www.footballsupportersinternational.com .

If you are interested in joining the Supporters Trust or Oakwell Juniors contact us at the Supporters Office at the back of the Enterprise Stand, visit our website or write to the membership secretary c/o 1 Mottram Road , Beeston, Nottingham , NG9 4EZ requesting a membership form. Membership rates are currently £7.50 for adults, £4.00 for over 60's and the Oakwell Juniors.

Finally on behalf of the Board we would like to thank you for your support during the first year of the Trust. We hope you have a relaxing close season and we look forward to seeing you back at Oakwell in August.

 

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