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Happy Birthday, Rimmo!

29 November 2013

Norman Rimmington celebrates his 90th birthday today and all at Barnsley Football Club would like to wish 'Rimmo' a very happy birthday!

Norman has been there, seen it and done it all. Having joined the club initially in 1945, he signed professional terms as a player the next year and was a fearless goalkeeper.

After hanging up his boots, Norman turned his hand to coaching and oversaw the development of many fine, home-grown talents such as Alan Hill, David Booth, Eric Winstanley, Stewart Barrowclough and Pat Howard during the 1960s.

Stints as Groundsman and then Physio followed for Norman, who also played a key role as Allan Clarke's right-hand man in the late 1970s when the club rose from the fourth tier.

Before taking up his position in the club's Laundry Room - where he still works to this day - Norman also spent several years as Kitman and saw his team reach the top flight during this role back in 1997.

From all the staff, players and supporters at Barnsley Football Club - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RIMMO!

Make sure you don't miss our special edition of tomorrow's official matchday magazine - Rimmo - here, which features an interview with the man himself and the many thoughts and memories from past players.

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