Oakwell treat for Barnsley FC fan David

David Sweetman,16, from Barnsley and Ben Mansford Chief Executive of Barnsley Football Club
David Sweetman,16, from Barnsley and Ben Mansford Chief Executive of Barnsley Football Club

Dreams came true for life-long Barnsley fan David Sweetman when he was invited on a VIP tour of Oakwell.

The surprise was organised by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce after the 16-year-old Dearne Valley College catering and hospitality student made an impression on the club’s chief executive Ben Mansford when he helped provide lunch and hospitality at an event.

David, presented with a signed photo by Mr Mansford, said: “I got to meet Peter Ramage, who asked me if I had a Barnsley shirt. I said no, and he pulled out one of the shirts he has worn and signed it.”