A hard-working central midfielder with Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship, Barron only had brief tastes of international football early in his career. Five caps over a three-year period was highlighted by the clinching goal in the home win over Malaysia in 2006.
However impressive performances for Team Wellington in the New Zealand Football Championship led to a national team recall for the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 where Barron was one of three non-professionals in the All Whites squad. Though he didn’t see game time at South Africa 2009, Barron had a full outing against Botswana and then came of the bench against world champions Italy in two pre-tournament friendlies.
The 29-year-old has played for a number of clubs in his career, and is one of the few players from the New Zealand Football Championship in the reckoning for international honours. Starting out with Miramar Rangers, Barron spent four years with William Carey College in the USA College system - a popular destination for a number of New Zealand footballers over the years.
A brief spell with Lisburn Distillery in Northern Ireland preceded a return to New Zealand and appearances with Canterbury United and current side Team Wellington. Interspersed between these two stints Barron spent 2008 with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division.
The Invercargill-born Barron came off the bench for New Zealand against Bahrain in Wellington to help the All Whites qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Barron was the only NZFC player to feature in the historic match which ended New Zealand’s 28-year FIFA World Cup drought.