Contractor teams up with Barnsley FC to inspire local youngsters


Construction companies are known to do their bit for the community now and again – and Palmer Construction is no exception.  

Barnsley Football Club reps alongside Palmer Construction.

The civil engineering and construction specialist in South Yorkshire has reignited its partnership with Barnsley Football Club to support the team’s “My Home Debut” campaign – a heartfelt attempt to inspire local children to “pursue their dreams on and off the football field”. 

The initiative, in collaboration with Barnsley FC Community Trust, aims to ensure every child in the borough can visit Oakwell Stadium and experience the thrill of scoring a goal in the year they turn seven.  

Invitations will be sent to all local schools and grassroots sports teams, promising “an unforgettable day” for each participating child, designed by the Barnsley contractor.  

“This initiative is not a one-time event but a commitment to creating a lasting legacy for the youth in Barnsley,” a club statement reads.  

As well as fostering a love for football from a young age, the hope is each child’s unique experience at Oakwell will not only be a cherished memory but a source of inspiration for their futures.  

“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Barnsley FC with this exciting new venture,” said Simon Dennis, managing director of Palmer Construction“2024 marks 30 years of our association with the club and this is a fantastic way to further enhance our relationship and continue our support for the local community. 

“We’re extremely proud of our Barnsley roots and we’ve been fortunate to support many local schools and junior grassroots sporting clubs over the years. The new initiative allows us to develop this further, providing an opportunity for the young people of the town to engage with the club and experience an amazing day which will long live in the memory. 

“I’d like to thank Jon (acting CEO at Barnsley FC) and his team for their support in developing the initiative. We’re looking forward to working with the club and the Community Trust to create a lasting legacy for our future generation and we hope all the children enjoy their special day at Oakwell.” 

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