Barrow fans raise almost 3k for second Toronto trip

Barrow Raiders fans set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for their club’s second trip to Toronto Wolfpack and the response has been brilliant.

With almost £3,000 raised, £2,656 in total, Raiders boss Paul Crarey has been full of praise for the Supporters Trust as well as the people who have set the page up.

Barrow are the only club to have to visit Toronto twice this year and it’s a blow for the part-time players who have had to take extra time off work.

“They’ve been absolutely magnificent,” Crarey told the North West Evening Mail about the Supporters Trust.

“We’ve got the supporters’ trust going, and they’re raising funds for the club and they’re very pro-active.

“I’ve sat in on meetings with them and they’ve grasped it now, and they’re just so keen and that’s what the club needs.

“They’ve put it out there and they’ve done a fantastic job, and it’s nearly £3,000 raised, which pays for buses and food out there.”

Crarey decided not to criticise the trip over to Toronto despite the fact he, and his players, will be losing pay from their full-time jobs.

“We can get into the politics of it and we’ll end up in trouble, but I’m just going to embrace it and hopefully get to Niagra Falls and have a great time, and that’s why I’m going to do it,” he added.

“It’s an extra holiday for me and the game is just thrown in.”