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26 January 2024



26 January 2024

Barnsley Football Club is delighted to welcome back Palmer Construction as a valued partner.

Palmer Construction is a leading provider of specialist civil engineering and construction services for UK infrastructure and utilities project and has proudly partnered with Barnsley FC to launch a groundbreaking initiative aimed at making dreams come true for seven-year-olds in the community, named 'My Home Debut'.

The vision behind this initiative is simple yet powerful: to ensure that every child in the borough has the opportunity to visit Oakwell, the iconic home of Barnsley FC, and experience the thrill of scoring a goal in the year they turn seven. Palmer Construction, a company known for its commitment to community development, is delighted to be a part of this inspiring project.

Palmer Construction, in collaboration with Barnsley FC and Barnsley FC Community Trust, has designed a program that promises an unforgettable day for each participating child. The initiative aims to extend invitations to all local schools and grassroots sports teams, creating an inclusive environment for youngsters to immerse themselves in the world of football.

This initiative is not a one-time event but a commitment to creating a lasting legacy for the youth in Barnsley. By involving both Barnsley FC and Barnsley FC Community Trust, the program ensures the ongoing success and sustainability of this dream-come-true project for years to come.

Palmer Construction, through its partnership with Barnsley FC, aims to enrich the lives of local children and foster a love for football from a young age. This initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration between the business community and sports organisations in creating positive, lasting impacts on the lives of the next generation.

As the project unfolds, the hope is that each child's unique experience at Oakwell will not only be a cherished memory but also a source of inspiration, motivating them to pursue their dreams on and off the football field. Together, Palmer Construction and Barnsley FC are laying the foundation for a brighter future for the youth of Barnsley.

Simon Dennis, Managing Director of Palmer Construction said:

“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Barnsley FC with this exciting new venture.  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 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.”

Acting Chief Executive Officer at Barnsley FC, Jon Flatman added: "Thank you to Palmers for re-engaging with the Club as we start a new era of partnership working. For many years Palmers as an organisation have supported the Club and it’s wonderful to enjoy their support, advice and support on this locally focussed project.

“Their support with ‘My Home Debut’ is vitally important to us as a Club and the important work our Community Trust do for all generations in Barnsley. It will be a powerful initiative to provide our young people from across the district with a memorable experience.”

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