Barnsley College footballers crowned champions

Barnsley College’s Sports Academy male footballers are celebrating winning the South Yorkshire Schools and Colleges FA Cup after beating Thomas Rotherham College 8-0.

The final was held at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium, where five goals from Jordan Kershaw and a goal apiece from students Tom Ward, Paul Jacobs and Mason Hunt put the game to bed. An impressive individual goalkeeping performance from Connor Hutchinson also played a vital part in the team’s success.

Luke Forgione, Performance and Athlete Development Coach at the College, said: “I’m pleased the team has finished the season on a high and have been rewarded for their efforts and positive attitude.

“The win has bred confidence throughout the whole team. They deserve every accolade they are given and should enjoy the feeling of being champions.”

Barnsley Sports Academy offers fantastic facilities and a team of expert and specialist coaches supporting talented sports performers in any discipline. Academies include Football (male and female), Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Refereeing and Individual Athlete Academy.

Last updated: 25th April 2018

Originally posted on: 25th April 2018