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Youngsters participate in Educational Workshops on Healthy Eating & First Aid

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community yesterday put away the footballs and encouraged youngsters to switch off the consoles, to participate in workshops focussing on Healthy Eating, and First Aid/ Emergency CPR. Twenty-three young people aged 5 to 15 took part in two workshops, delivered by Sainsbury’s [Mansfield] and AW Safety Management LTD respectively. The morning workshop, delivered by the Mansfield branch of Sainsbury’s helped to celebrate the supermarkets 150 Years of Community work and saw fresh fruit and veg laid on in a Halloween buffet style for youngsters to enjoy, with many youngsters sampling different fruit and vegetables for the very first time. Youngsters were given more information on each item by the stores colleagues Jane Wilson and Louise Taylor who also gave advice…

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,…

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…

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

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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…

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…

Schools Out! Full time whistle blows on 2018-19 academic year.

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Schools out for summer and Mansfield Town Football in the Community would like to say thank-you and well done to all schools and participating pupils, as the full time whistle blows on Premier League Primary Stars interventions within schools, for the 2018-19 academic year. Since September, Football in the Community have visited a large number of the districts Primary Schools, working within curriculum time on PE, English and Mathematics interventions, as well as running a range of lunch-time and after school clubs. Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator Gary Shaw said “It’s been a really busy year for Primary Stars and as a community scheme we’re really pleased with how both the schools and pupils have responded to our activity. “We’re really starting to see youngsters…

Blidworth Oaks seal final Trophy of the season

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Students from years five and six at Blidworth’s ‘Blidworth Oaks’ Primary School have got their hands on the final trophy of Football in the Community’s 2018-19 season, after being presented with the Ulyett Landscapes Cup. The students received the Trophy during a special presentation assembly held on Friday [12th July] in front of fellow pupils, proud parents and teachers, following the tournament held in mid-June, where the Blidworth youngsters were the victors competing against five other schools in the all-girls competition. Premier League Girls Coordinator Jordan Ferrer, who oversaw the competition held at the RH Academy, said “Blidworth Oaks really had to be on top of their game on the day in what was a really competitive tournament which really highlighted how much work competing…

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…

Little Kickers Development Sessions Set For Summer

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Youngsters aged three and four will get the chance to develop their early footballing skills during the summer holidays, with the return of Football in the Community’s ‘Stags Little Kickers’ sessions. Running every Wednesday, 10-11am at the One Call Stadium, each session will be designed for youngsters to develop their footballing skills at an early age, getting used to the feel of the ball whilst taking in the excitement of being out on the pitch! The hour long sessions are also a great opportunity for youngsters to socialise and make new friends. The five week program is designed so that participants can either attend all sessions or pick and choose, but still develop their skills – and follows the overwhelming success of our ‘Stags Little…

Pupils enjoy the limelight with mock press conference

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Pupils from Sutton-In-Ashfield’s Dalestorth Primary School got to sample life as a footballer yesterday, as they took part in a mock-up press conference workshop – celebrating the end of their Premier League Primary Stars after-school club. Focusing on literacy skills in a fun and unique way, the session used role play scenarios to rocket the Key Stage Two pupils to stardom – as they became managers and players, answering questions about top-flight footballing scenarios on stage. The youngsters were also tasked with becoming hard-hitting journalists, asking the questions nobody wants to answer – helping the students to structure sentences and becoming more inquisitive. Premier League Primary Stars coordinator Gary Shaw said “Yesterday’s session was a really good way to work on Literacy skills in a…

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