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Seventy Youngsters have a frightening time at SSA Party


Mansfield Town Football in the Community were delighted to welcome 70 youngsters to Jango’s Indoor Play centre last night, to enjoy the annual SSA Halloween Party. Funded by the Stags Supporters Association, the party is one of THREE per season which junior members are entitled to attend for FREE, with celebrations also taking place at Christmas and Easter. As part of the ongoing relationship between the official supporters group and Football in the Community, youngsters attended the fantastic Jango’s Indoor Play Centre to enjoy two hours of free play at the popular venue. Football in the Community’s Community Manager Gary Shaw said “Every year the staff at Jango’s really excel themselves and they’ve done so again this year, making the play area look spectacularly spooky!…

SSA Halloween Party TONIGHT at Jango’s


Junior members of the Stags Supporters Association (SSA) can tonight enjoy a FREE night of fun at Jango’s Indoor Play Centre – as Mansfield Town Football in the Community celebrate Halloween! The party, taking place from 5.30-7.30pm, is just one of THREE FREE parties which Junior SSA Members are entitled to attend, with other taking place at Christmas (Jango’s) and Easter (iJump Trampoline Park) – and youngsters who are not already booked onto the party, are invited to attend this evening’s spook-tacular event! Children who are NOT currently Junior Members are also welcome to attend for just £5, which will automatically sign them up to become a member of the official supporters club – entitling them to attend the two future parties, plus getting them…

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


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!


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…

Double funding boost for Football in the Community


Mansfield Town Football in the Community were delighted to receive a double funding boost last week, thanks to the efforts of local fundraisers and the local branch of the Dementia Action Alliance. Firstly, Football in the Community’s head of CCO Mark Hemingray was delighted to receive a phone call from local husband and wife team Karen and Andy Widdowson, who have taken part in several fundraising adventures for Football in the Community over the past few years. The duo informed us that they had enjoyed the sights of London, walking over the capitals iconic o2 Arena, donating £120 worth of donations raised through social media, friends and family, to Football in the Community. Secondly Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s ‘Active Minds: Chat’ group was…


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The EFL and Utilita have today announced a new four-year deal that will see the energy supplier become the Official Title Sponsor of the Kids and Girls Cup competitions. The new partnership, which will be in place until at least the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, will see the community competitions renamed as the ‘Utilita Kids Cup’ and ‘Utilita Girls Cup’ respectively. Over 22,000 schoolchildren take part in the competitions each year, with the aim of representing their local EFL Club, as they battle for the opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium. The Girls Cup Final takes place before the Leasing.com Trophy Final and the Kids Cup Finals during the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals weekend. In the run up to these Finals, EFL Clubs and their Club…

Farmilo Pupils Kick-Off New School Year with Stags Visit


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…

Lead Coach ‘Delighted’ with youngster’s development as Stags’ Little Kickers Concludes


Premier League Primary Stars Lead Coach Mark Lynk says he’s ‘Delighted’ at the progression of youngsters who’ve been attending Football in the Community’s Stags’ Little Kickers sessions, following the conclusion of the summer program yesterday. Running throughout the Summer Holiday’s every Wednesday, the project has been an introduction into Football for youngsters ages three and four, with each session designed to develop youngsters’ skills, abilities and confidence, through fun and engaging games. Speaking after the final session yesterday [28th August], the long serving coach said “I’m absolutely delighted to see how the youngsters have progressed over the past six weeks – the transition of something simple such as ball control from week one to week six, shows that every participant has taken on board what…

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