With the demise of England’s failed Euro 2016 campaign, and the never ending jokes about Iceland ringing in your ears, you may be forgiven for having had enough of football for a while.
But don’t let a bunch of overpaid prima donnas put you off. If it’s a proper team, playing with pride and passion you’re after – then make sure a trip to Holker Street to watch Barrow AFC becomes a regular fixture!
It doesn’t seem that long ago since the end of last season, but nothing ever stands still at the club, and everything is being done (on and off the pitch) to make sure that the upcoming season goes really well.
The club have made some very astute signings recently, with Nick Wilmer-Anderton, Moussa Diarra, Ross Hannah, Richie Bennett, Liam Hughes, Paul Turnbull and Linden Meikle all joining the Bluebirds in the close season.
They’ve also signed one of the best right backs in League Two in Shaun Beeney who’s arrived from Morecombe.
Off the pitch, the club have had their loyal team of volunteers working tirelessly to make sure the ground and its facilities are brought up to scratch. Handrails have been removed and repainted, the club shop fitting room has been completed, a huge pile of rubble from under the stand has been removed, and the pitch is looking as good as ever. It’s been hard work (and there’s still some to do) but once more the volunteers and everyone at the club have put in another fantastic shift to make the ground look superb.
So here’s to a great 2016/2017 season. Let’s get behind the club. With all the hard work and quality players on display, who knows, we may be looking forward to seeing Barrow playing League football this time next year! (All Barrow’s fixtures for next season have now been released and can be viewed on their website)
Barrow’s preseason preparations continue this Saturday as they take on Airbus UK Broughton - Kick Off 2pm
For more details of fixtures, tickets and information visit http://www.barrowafc.com