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PICK UP YOUR STOKE CITY EDITION OF GROVE STREET

8 March 2022

We welcome Stoke City to Oakwell for the first of three consecutive Sky Bet Championship fixtures on Tuesday evening.

That means there’s another edition of GROVE STREET available for you to enjoy reading, and this is a special issue for the visit of the Potters.

In what is our dedicated Her Game Too fixture, your matchday programme for this encounter highlights the incredible work done by the ladies behind the scenes, with our cover star none other than first team lead physiotherapist, VIKKI STEVENS.

She talks about her pathway into football, from playing the beautiful game as a youngster before eventually making her Women’s Premier League debut aged just 15 for Doncaster Rover Belles.

From a brief stint in Canada to two separate ACL injuries, which eventually led to her pursuing her current career and the highs, lows and everything in between of being at Barnsley Football Club, this really is an in-depth interview you must read.

As we continue the extensive coverage of our women at Oakwell, we run a feature with Academy Secretary, ABBIE STENTON, who has gradually made her way up the ladder over the past few years.

After starting out in our East Stand Hospitality at the age of 16, she has progressed magnificently into an administrative role in the North Stand and tells us all about her journey to where she is now.

We also catch up with a member of the Barnsley FC Ladies squad, MEGAN CLEMENT to talk about her experiences playing football and her introduction to the game that we all love.

The Ladies in Red’s goalkeeper discusses their season so far, including some recent heavy victories for Brett Hawke’s side.

There’s an A-Z feature with JORDAN WILLIAMS to enjoy reading and, as ever, our quirky quiz throws up some interesting answers…who would have thought our full-back was a cheese connoisseur?

BARRY MURPHY pens his usual column, highlighting our recent victory against Middlesbrough, while also reflecting on the weekend’s defeat at Derby County and the importance of creating a raucous atmosphere at Oakwell.

We have the traditional pages dedicated to our visitors from the Potteries, including a view from the opposition corner and LEIGH EDWARDS’ piece on former City managers, and the focus of NEIL RICHARDSON’s Unsung Heroes article is former Reds defender and gaffer PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM.

All of this and more in your Stoke City edition of GROVE STREET. Pick up your copy from in and around Oakwell for just £3.


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