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Barnsley Fans Join The Fight Against Prostate Cancer!

5 June 2017

Club News

Barnsley Fans Join The Fight Against Prostate Cancer!

5 June 2017

The 2017 Football to Amsterdam Challenge sets off from Oakwell Stadium on Friday morning.

Fifteen Reds supporters will join over 400 other fans from across the English Football League this weekend as they take on the mammoth 145-mile Football to Amsterdam cycling challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK! 

Backed by the English Football League and the League Managers Association, Barnsley Football Club has again been chosen as a start location for the Prostate Cancer UK 2017 Football to Amsterdam Challenge, which will take place across 9th-11th June 2017. The Football to Amsterdam Challenge is Prostate Cancer UK’s end of season Football League fundraiser where hundreds of fans from across the country join together to support the leading men’s health charity against a disease that kills one man every hour. 

Proudly representing Barnsley FC are lifelong fans Dan Brook, Ady Baker, Alan Dalby, John Holmes, Ben Holmes, Rob Davies, Simon Jennison, Elliot Batty, Joe Senior, Mark Hinkley, Matt Rollin, Neil Glover, Neil Waterworth and Paul Charlesworth – who will all be pounding the pedals from Oakwell to the Amsterdam Arena, the home of the Dutch giants, Ajax. 

Through a wide range of fundraising activities - including our recent Prostate Cancer UK charity auction - the Barnsley FC cycling team has already raised a staggering £16,000 and are now hoping to smash their target with help from fans and the local community in the build up to the challenge.  

Our Official Club Partners and local Barnsley Companies Palmer Construction, Bapp For Bolts, Burrows Motor Company and Spin Print Solutions have generously got behind the team by making substantial sponsorship donations and will feature on the team’s cycling jerseys. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of these sponsors for their kind and fantastic support for a very worthy cause. 

We are now calling on Barnsley supporters to get behind the team for this mammoth challenge and donate to Prostate Cancer UK via the team's fundraising page by clicking here. 100% of the proceeds raised are donated directly to Prostate Cancer UK.

The 145 mile cycling challenge departs Oakwell Stadium at 9am on Friday morning and supporters are welcome to come along and cheer the hundreds of riders off as they depart for Europe!

Good luck lads!


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer, while the odds for black men are just 1 in 4. Join the fight now and help stop prostate cancer being a killer. Find out more about the 2017 Football to Amsterdam Challenge online now at

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