Bluebirds Welcome New Club Chaplain

News of an addition to the Barrow AFC team.

Barrow AFC are delighted to welcome Jonny Harrison, pastor of Spring Mount Church, as our new club chaplain.

Jonny can’t wait to get started and explained a bit about himself, and about his role at the club.

“To provide some background about myself, I have over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, in addition to a role as a youth worker in the town.

I’m really excited by this new challenge and hope that I can be a positive addition to the wider team off the pitch.

A chaplain is there to care and support all people within the football community, whether from a faith or non-faith background, from players and other staff members to the fans and wider community. 

Chaplains can provide a listening ear and help through the good and the difficult times of life.”

Chairman Paul Hornby is delighted to have Jonny as part of our team:

“I’m really pleased to welcome Jonny as part of our club. His role goes a lot further than people may think, as he’ll be heavily involved in counselling and support for our team, staff and the wider community. 

Mental health welfare is more prevalent in our society than ever before, and people like Jonny are vital in providing much needed help which we may need from time to time. 

His role in the local community and good work is well known so I know he’ll be a great addition to the Barrow AFC family.”

We look forward to working with Jonny as we continue to pull together to help our local team!