This is a marvellous, almost pinch yourself era for Barnard Castle. They are champions of the NYSD League, Kerridge Cup holders and have opened a new clubhouse.
In a wonderful 2016 season their second team also won two knockout competitions, the Robinson and Readman Cups, and the under 17s are holders of the Junior Cup (North) and the Junior Cup. This will be tough to follow in 2017 and all at Barney are aware of the challenges ahead.
We look forward to welcoming our fellow NYSD clubs throughout the summer and hope they will enjoy our new surroundings. Our thanks to all who put up with the restricted space in 2016. We hope you think it was worth it.
James Finch is again the first XI captain with Karl Turner in his second season as the club’s other professional after a hugely impressive 2016 summer. But much of the rest of the team still comprises lads who have come through the club’s ranks.
None of the progress on and off the field could have been achieved without our sponsors and supporters. The goodwill shown has been tremendous. The club committee is determined to do its best to ensure it continues and the Wednesday night junior sessions remain a key element. In this space last year we said 2016 promises to be unforgettable. It was. And now to the future.
View more images from the Function Room build here