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Active Minds having a positive impact on Mental Health | World Mental Health Day

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s ‘Active Minds: Chat’ session has had a massive impact on the Mental wellbeing of its participants, as it approaches its first birthday. Working regularly with around twenty participants per week, ‘Active Minds’ gives those facing social isolation, suffering from mental health issues or living with Dementia a safe haven to make new friends and enjoy a range of positive activities. Marking World Mental Health Day today [Thursday 10th October], participants and their loved ones have been speaking about the impact ‘Active Minds’ has on their Mental Health. Carol Wright is the wife of long term attendee Peter and believes the sessions have helped to transform his Mental Health in the fight against Dementia. She said “Since the group began…

Football in the Community to support #HelloYellow campaign

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Anxiety and Depression in young people has risen by 48% since 2004, but talking and listening can build mental wellbeing – Mansfield Town Football in the Community are fully supporting that message, in the build up to World Mental Health day. Research from mentalhealth.org.uk has shown that 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age – this is something Football in the Community is aiming to help change, by supporting the #HelloYellow and ‘Get Britain Taking’ campaigns during activities throughout the week. Through fun and engaging activities within schools and across other Football in the Community activities,…

Post 16 Education | Recruitment Open Evening

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are seeking to continue their excellent record with Post 16 Education, and are now recruiting for students for the 2020/21 Academic Year. The ‘Footsteps Education Program’ helps to put students on the right track to a career, offering a BTEC Level Three Diploma/ Extended diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching and Development) which over the past three academic years, has helped all students on the program, get into full time or part time work, higher education or apprenticeships. Across the two-year program, students will study a maximum of 19 units (extended diploma, 13 diploma) to get them equipped for career pathways into coaching, teaching, physiotherapy, sports science and much more. Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Education Officer Elizabeth Regan…

October Activities announced, as Football in the Community launch GIRLS ONLY day!

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are delighted to confirm its list of activities for the two-week October Half Term holiday, which includes a BRAND NEW Girls Only day, plus the return of ‘Stags’ Little Kickers. And more. In Total, Football in the Community will be running five separate activities, spread across two weeks, for youngsters of all abilities to enjoy as FITC continues to celebrate thirty years of community engagement. Football in the Community, based at the One Call Stadium, will be open every day for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 to enjoy our ‘October Overload’ activity from 8.30am to 4pm. Crammed full of multi-sport activities and football fun, participants can enjoy a range of games and activities to keep them active…

Farmilo Pupils Kick-Off New School Year with Stags Visit

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Pupils from Farmilo Primary School kicked off the brand new school year with a visit to Mansfield Town Football in the Community last week, enjoying a tour around the One Call Stadium – which included meeting Stags star Willem Tomlinson. The Year Six pupils made the visit last Thursday (September 5th) as part of their ‘Writing for Pleasure’ project, which will also see a member of the Football in the Community team visit the pupils later this week to answer questions about the clubs’ history. Shown around the Stadium by Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator Jordan Ferrer, the youngsters found out more about the Stadium’s history, learning about the differences between the dressing rooms, how they work on a match-day and how many supporters can…

Youngsters enjoyed Sports Day as ‘Soccer Summer’ gets competitive

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The summer holidays are in full swing and youngsters attending Football in the Community’s ‘Soccer Summer’ activity have ramped up their competitive side, by participating in a Sports Day event. The youngsters were split into three separate teams, competing throughout the day in different challenges such as relay races, football rounder’s and a range of football games. Premier League Primary Stars lead coach Mark Lynk said “Throughout the summer holidays we make it our priority to stage a range of activities which look at developing a range of life skills, as well as more technical sporting skills. “We tend to see that as the holiday progresses; the kids who attend regularly form their own mini groups so we really wanted to get everybody mixing with…

Young explorers set for flag finding adventure on Thursday’s | Spaces still available

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Youngsters from across Mansfield and Ashfield are invited to a day of adventure and exploring, as Football in the Community host its annual ‘Flag Finding Adventure’ day this coming Thursday [15th August] The day is designed to challenge youngsters to their limits, as they work in teams to navigate the woods of Derbyshire and solve clues to be the find their opponents flag and win the race! For just £30, youngsters aged 5 to 15 are welcome to attend enjoying numerous adventure games throughout the day in the great outdoors of Derbyshire, as well as enjoying a picnic in the woods. Booking is essential and can be made by calling 01623 656 920 today – the day will start and end at the Football in…

Supporters Association Donate Table Football

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Mansfield Town’s official supporters association the SSA (Stags Supporters Association) have generously donated a brand new Walking Football Table to Mansfield Town Football in the Community, we are pleased to announce. The high-spec table arrives just in time for Football in the Community’s Soccer Summer activity, where youngsters will get the opportunity to play on the free-to-play table throughout the holidays. The generous donation comes as part of a long standing partnership between Football in the Community and the SSA, with all participants being signed up to Junior SSA Memberships throughout the season – receiving discounted FITC Activity’s and invites to three free-of-charge parties throughout the season, amongst other benefits. Mark Hemingray, Head of Community, said “We would like to thank the SSA Board for…

Bumper set of holiday activities set for the summer break

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are delighted to confirm its itinerary of activities for youngsters, ahead of the forthcoming summer holiday. Spread across the six weeks holidays, football in the community will continue to deliver its highly recommended childcare and sports coaching, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm at the One Call Stadium. Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s will consist of multi-sports coaching at the One Call Stadium led by Football in the Community’s qualified coaching team with sessions designed to engage and develop participants’ skill, technique and knowledge of the game – all sessions will take place on the all-weather 3G pitch. Every Thursday (excluding Thursday 25th July) will consist of trip days, giving youngsters the chance to visit new places and gain…

Former Stag remembered as City clinch Inaugural Walter Edwards Cup title.

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Former Mansfield Town star Walter Edwards was remembered on Sunday [7th July] as Mansfield Town Football in the Community hosted their inaugural Walking Football Tournament – named the Walter Edwards Memorial Cup. Mr Edwards, who joined the Stags in 1947, sadly passed away in November 2018 and following his retirement from the game, served Football in the Community as a volunteer during the schemes early days, with Mr Edwards helping to establish our match-day clubs, before returning to Football in the Community when the schemed launched a Dementia Group in August last year. After consulting with Mr Edwards’ family, Football in the Community were delighted to launch a brand new Walking Football Tournament in the former wingers name and honour – with the inaugural competition…

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