About us.

Formed in 1953, Barton AC is a Clubmark accredited, members only, community sports club run by volunteers, home to boxing, road running, weightlifting, wrestling and general fitness.

In 2016, Barton AC opened the doors to their new custom built facility on Franklin Street, Eccles, ensuring the continued future of a club still embedded with the history and ethos of its founder Max Shacklady.

These values continue throughout the club today, and Barton AC offers a welcoming, affordable and enjoyable fitness environment geared to helping you achieve your goals, whatever your level.

In 2019, Barton AC was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

In 2023, we celebrate 70 years of sporting excellence and fitness within the community.

Thank you to all our members, friends, volunteers and supporters.

If you would like more information about becoming a member, please click here.

For more information on our opening times and classes, please click here. 

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If you have any questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.