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Youngsters Enjoy Trophy Presentation Assembly

Youngsters from Forest Town’s Holly Primary School have today received their winner’s medal and trophy in a presentation in front of the entire school, after winning the brand new Teachers UK Trophy. The year four pupils ran out eventual winners of the competition at the RH Academy last month after making it through the qualifying stages, where last season’s holders King Edward School bowed out, paving the way for a new champion. It’s the first year Teachers UK have sponsored the Trophy, Louise Hamby, Branch Manager at Teachers UK Mansfield, said “I’ve been blown away by the standard of football during this competition and how each youngster has taken part with a smile on their face. “Going into Holly Primary School this morning for the…

Popular Coach celebrates 15 years at Football in the Community | Coaching Week

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“I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else” that’s the simple answer Mark Lynk, Futsal Development Officer, gave when asked why he’s been a predominant figure at Football in the Community for the last fifteen years. The popular coach has held a wide variety of roles throughout his tenure and as one of the most qualified coaches within the company, Lynk us held in high regard by colleagues, parents and youngsters alike. “I’ve got the best of both worlds at the minute, one morning I could be coaching three or four year olds in a school as part of Premier League Primary Stars, then I can be coaching our Under 18 Futsal Squad – the variety is really appealing. “For me it’s just a dream job…

Teachers UK Trophy crowns new Champion

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The annual Teachers UK Trophy has a brand new champion, after Forest Town’s Holly Primary School saw off their competitors to claim the silverware at the RH Academy last week. Competing against three other schools following two qualifying tournaments, Holly Primary take the crown from King Edward Primary, who bowed out at the qualifying stage, finishing two points clear of their rivals following an extremely competitive afternoon’s football. Following a tense afternoon’s football which saw each time play each other twice, the outcome went down to the afternoons final match with Holly beating Forest View 2-0, meaning second-placed Croft, needed to beat Abbey Primary by two clear goals – however Abbey stood firm to claim at 0-0 draw, and subsequently see Holly named champions. Gary…

Sutton-In-Ashfield school enjoy Football in the Community Education day

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Year six pupils from Sutton-In-Ashfield’s Abbey Hill Primary enjoyed a day out of the classroom last week, with a special day of education here at Football in the Community. Presented as part of our Premier League Primary Stars intervention, the Abbey Hill students enjoyed a full day of activities, including classroom based and sports sessions. The pupils began the day with an interactive classroom session, led by Football in the Community’s Education Officer Elizabeth Regan, before heading around the One Call Stadium on a ground tour to find out more about the history of Mansfield Town FC and the surrounding area. Pupils also enjoyed a classroom based session led by the schools teachers before heading out onto the 3G Pitch for a Physical Education session,…

‘Stags Little Kickers’ set for May Half Term

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are delighted be launching a new football session for girls and boys aged four, during the forthcoming May half-term holiday. ‘Stags Little Kickers’ is a new introductory session which aims to give boys and girls aged four their first taste of football. Taking place at the One Call Stadium, Mansfield – the session will run on Wednesday 29th May 10-11am costing just £2 per child. Community Manager and Premier League Primary Stars coordinator Gary Shaw said “Little Kickers is a session we’ve been eager to launch for a while now, especially having seen how well the younger age groups are engaging with our sessions within schools as part of Premier League Primary Stars. “Limiting the age to just four…

Young Stags Duo head back to School

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Mansfield Town academy graduates Lewis Gibbens and Alistar Smith went back to school yesterday, taking part in a question and answer session and shooting session at Football in the Community’s afterschool club at King Edwards Primary School. Pupils also got the chance to ask the duo for advice on technique during the sessions before receiving a signed program for the teenage Stags stars. Students from years four, five and six have been attending the after school club over the last eleven weeks, developing their footballing skills, techniques, and confidence as part of Premier League Primary Stars. After breaking through the Stags Academy, both Smith and Gibbens have made their senior bow this season and were on hand to share their advice on how pupils could...

Two schools progress to John Radford Trophy Final

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Holly Primary School and Mapplewells Primary School have booked their place in this seasons John Radford Trophy final, after progressing through qualifying Group A at the RH Academy last night. The long running trophy has taken on a new format this season to accommodate more game time for Primary School Children, with schools having to battle it out in three qualifying groups spread across two dates at the RH Academy – the first time the complex has hosted the competition. Entering schools have been split into the three qualifying groups playing for the four spaces in the grand finale, with the number of progressing teams from each group arranged by school availability – with two teams progressing from Group A (played last night) and one...

Heartbreak for Stags in EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Regional Final

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Youngsters from Bleasby Primary School suffered heartbreak yesterday as their dreams of playing at Wembley fell at the final hurdle, as they represented Mansfield Town FC and Football in the Community at the EFL Under 11s Kids Cup Regional Final, held at Bolton’s Eddie Davies Academy. Bleasby won the opportunity to represent the Stags in December after progressing through our area qualifiers and area final, and made it all the way to through the Regional Finals to the tournaments concluding match – the winner of which progressed to Wembley Stadium to play on the hallowed turf prior to the Sky Bet League Two play-off final. Mansfield, represented by Bleasby, competed against eleven other schools who won their respective local finals held by the eleven other...

Sammy the Stag set to be a TV Super Mover!

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Mansfield Town’s fury Mascot Sammy the Stag will become a TV star tomorrow night (Wednesday 20th March) as he joins mascots from 39 other clubs in appearing on BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ in ‘The Super Movers Mascot Mashup’. The ‘Super Movers Masot Mashup’ is a goal celebration dance like no other – as it’s been choreographed into a one minute dance, from thousands of ideas from Primary School Pupils across the country. As part of BBC Learning, the Premier League and the Scottish Premier Football League’s partnership to get kids active, schools nationwide uploaded their 10-15 second goal celebration routines to social media, using #supermovers Children from across our region have got in on the action and will have to wait until tomorrow night’s…

Pop-Up Book Shop to open on Saturday

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Youngsters from across the region will be able to attend a pop-up book shop at Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium on Saturday, in the build up to World Book Day. Held at Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s pupils will be able to exchange vouchers handed out in schools for books, or pick up a copy of their favourite reads for as little as £1 as Football in the Community celebrate World Book Day. Mansfield Town Football in the Community are proud to be one of 45 professional football clubs, participating in the Premier League Primary Stars education program, and will be running a Pop-Up Book shop, to celebrate World Book Day. Our book shop will be open at the Football in the Community offices…

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