Unsung Hero Award For Barton AC

There was some good news this week when Barton AC’s John Lightfoot was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero Award’ by British Weightlifting.

John (pictured right alongside Barton members Frank Blackburn and Malcolm Moncrieff) was given the award in recognition of his help developing the next generation of coaches and hosting competitions designed to give younger lifters greater opportunities to develop their skills.

John is one of the region’s best known and most experienced volunteers, able to offer incredible insight into sport through his knowledge of different disciplines.

British Weightlifting.

The Annual Achievement awards recognise the hard work and excellence on display throughout the weightlifting and para powerlifting community, with the aim to showcase the very best of the sport from the grassroots gyms, all the way to the international arena. Winners in each category are carefully chosen by a BWL selection panel.

John Lightfoot, member at Barton AC for over 60 years said he was ‘delighted and honoured to receive the award.’

For full details of all the award recipients please visit British Weightlifting here.


COVID-19: An update

Please note: Following UK Government guidelines regarding COVID-19, Barton AC will be closed from Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice.

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Thank You.

Barton AC

Members Take Records In Aid Of Royal British Legion

This Remembrance Day weekend saw Barton AC members pulling together to compete in the 1000 meters Ski Erg World Challenge. It was a fantastic weekend at Barton, with 48 members posting times in the challenge, including 1 World record and 2 British records, all while raising money for the Royal British Legion. A brilliant effort and congratulations to all involved.

Royal Recognition For Barton AC

Barton AC are incredibly proud to have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service,  awarded on the 28th August 2019 by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

Pictured receiving the award on behalf of Barton AC are Club President Derek Craynor, (70 years of volunteering) and Club Chairman Malcolm Moncrieff (40 years of volunteering), an amazing achievement within the community and something everyone at Barton AC were delighted to receive.

Mario Takes Bronze

Congratulations to Barton AC wrestler, Mario Stankov, on winning Bronze medal in the English Senior Championship 72 Kilo in Manchester, 23 February 2019.


Join us at Barton AC, 37 Franklin Street, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0GY, as we host the Junior and Junior Cadet Boxing Championship Finals on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

Weigh-in 10am – 12pm. Boxing starts at 12.30pm.

Spectators entry fee £10 on the door.

Please contact Barton AC or visit England Boxing for more information.


Junior Cadets

38 – 40kgs  Jordan Ryan (Border City) v Zac Adams (Leigh ABC)

40 – 42kgs Jaydon Johnson (Collyhurst & Moston) v Lewis Carter (Larches & Savick)

46 – 48kgs Ryan Hughes (Jennings) v Abdul Khan (Oldham ABC)

48 – 50kgs Samuel Eastwood (Larches & Savick) v John Dugdale (Leigh ABC)

54 – 57kgs (John McDonagh (Ardwick Lads) v Thomas Smith (Jennings)

57 – 60kgs Wade Griffin (Spartan ABC) v Nathan Linfoot (Blackrod ABC)

60 – 63kgs Matt Knipe (Moss Side Fire) v Curtis Davies (Blackburn Cobras)

70 – 75kgs Patrick Gavin (Larches & Savick) v Joe Harris (Technique)


44 – 46kgs Reece Parkinson (Beartown) v Toro Croft (Senor Ribble Valley)

46 – 48kgs Rhys Ellis (Border City) v Casey Scott (Jimmy Egan’s)

54 – 57kgs Ethyn Weaver (Bowden All Powers) v Lewis Hand (Wigton ABC)

57 – 60kgs Jake Abrol (Sharpstyle) v Mason Ward (Blackrod ABC)

60 – 63kgs Kieran McDaid (Jimmy Egan’s) v Kian Winstanley (Metro)

63 – 66kgs Michael Melly (Manx) v Aeron Maddocks (Hamer)

75 – 80kgs Jack Thurnbull (Border City) v Kyle Parr (Leigh ABC)

Barton AC – A.G.M

Barton AC’s A.G.M (Annual General Meeting) will be held on Saturday 24th November at 11 a.m at Barton AC, 37 Franklin Street, Eccles. M30 0GY

All members welcome.

With Sadness, Barbara Johnson

It is with great sadness, Barton AC announce the passing of Barbara Johnson, the wife of our late boxing coach Roy Johnson.

Barbara passed away at home on the 2nd August, aged 83 years.

A devoted and valued member of our Barton AC family, Barbara gave 30 years voluntary service helping with our banking, bookkeeping, balance sheet recording and maintaining our membership system, with a service to the community second to none.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at Christ Church, Liverpool Road/Nelson Street, Patricroft at 1.45PM, followed by committal at Peel Green Crematorium and a celebration of her life at Patricroft Conservative Club.

Family flowers only. Donations to The Christie.