Sunday 5 May 2024


Available September 2024


1874 - 2024

My new book tells the story of rugby in Barnsley over the past one hundred and fifty years. The highs and lows, the clubs that appeared, seemed to become established, and then disappeared and the clubs that are in existence today. The book isn’t a history of Barnsley rugby union club although as that club has been around for one hundred and twenty two years much of the rugby activity between 1902 and 2024 does involve the rugby union club. Both codes are featured but the story begins in December 1873 with the emergence, in Barnsley of a club playing the version of football that we know today as rugby.