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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…

Senior Stags’ on the Medal Table in National Tournament

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Mansfield Town’s Senior Walking Footballers have created memories to treasure, after leaving a national Walking Football Tournament, held at St George’s Park, with a medal following their participation in the ‘One Tournament’ The National Tournament is held yearly and is a full day of football for all ages, with the Stags’ Walking Football squad entering in the Super 5s Series – Over 50s Walking Football tournament. Representing Mansfield Town Football in the Community were members from our popular Walking Football sessions who were split into two teams – Mansfield Town Yellow, and Mansfield Town Blue – both in the Over 50s section, across two groups. The winners from each group would then compete for the Super 5s Series – Over 50s Walking Football cup, playing…

Seniors bow out of WFA Cup despite spirited display

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Walking Football Team can no longer dream of lifting silverware in the Walking Football Association cup, after being knocked out in the national first round at the hands of Nottingham based Unity Reds. The seniors Stags put in a spirited performance and twice led in the first half and were still in the game at the half-time whistle, holding their opponents at 2-2. However despite having numerous chances during the first half, the second half was a far tougher affair as tiredness took its toll with the Stags conceding a further four goals to exit the tournament at the first hurdle, losing 6-2. Community Coach Alex Cartwright said “The gents can take away a huge amount of proud from…

Walking Footballers pay the Penalty in Millers Tournament

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Our Walking Footballers enjoyed a mini-tournament held by Rotherham United yesterday, finishing as runners up to rivals Notts County who triumphed via a dramatic penalty shootout. The Stags were one of four teams to participate in the friendly tournament, with hosts Rotherham entering two sides and Notts County making up the other. Each side played each other once in a league format, with first playing fourth and second playing third in a semi-final, with the winners then locking horns for the final crown. Mansfield beat both Rotherham sides but came unstuck against Notts County in the league to finish in second place, meaning they faced Rotherham United (White) in the semi-final, a 2-1 win enough to see them progress to the final, where they faced…

Walking Footballers enjoy friendlies with Senior Reds

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Participants from our Walking Football sessions at the RH Academy and the One Call Stadium again joined forces yesterday (Sunday 24th) to take on players from Mansfield Senior Reds in a series of friendly matches. Played at the One Call Stadium, both clubs fielded two teams in a round robin of friendlies with each side playing each other once, in matches of fifteen minutes straight through. The Stags were facing off against the Reds for the second time this year, after a midweek friendly at the RH Academy earlier this year, but this time faced a much tougher test against the Reds who finished first and third in the sessions standings. The Stags A endured a tough day at the office, beaten 2-1 by Reds…

Seniors enjoy victory over rivals Chesterfield

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s group of Walking Footballers enjoyed the taste of a Derby Day victory over the weekend, as they beat rivals Chesterfield Seniors in a friendly tournament at the One Call Stadium. The Stags put together two squads made up of regular attendees from our Wednesday group (RH Academy) and our Saturday group (One Call Stadium) and welcomed a side from the Senior Spireites for a mini friendly tournament, where each side played each other twice. Mansfield A ran out eventual winners with eight points and a goal difference of plus two, with Chesterfield in second and Mansfield B in third – separated only by goal difference. Community Coach Alex Cartwright said “Many thanks to the Senior Spireites for coming across…

Seniors enjoy unbeaten start to Walking Football

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Over 45s who attend our Walking Football sessions at the RH Academy represented Mansfield Town Football in the Community last night for the first time in a competitive fixture, taking on Mansfield Senior Reds Walking Football Club in two friendly matches. Held at the RH Academy, the Senior Stags enjoyed an unbeaten start to life as a team – winning their first ever competitive match by a goal to nil, before coming from a goal down to draw their second game 1-1, against two sides from the established Mansfield Senior Reds Walking Football Club. Since starting the group in early December 2018, numbers have continuously grown with those aged over 45 attending weekly training sessions designed to give participants an active lifestyle despite their age,...

Walking Football sessions to launch at the RH Academy

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are pleased to announce the launch of a new Walking Football session, following phenomenal demand to our Saturday sessions. The sessions will take place at the new RH Academy on the 3G pitch, Woburn Lane, Pleasley, and are designed for ages 45 and over to continue playing the beautiful game. Led by a dedicated coach, Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the game aimed at the over 50s and is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries. As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs whilst the ball is in play, will…

England Call up for Dementia Group attendee

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A member of Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Dementia Group has successfully won tickets to see England take on the USA at Wembley tomorrow, thanks to the EFL Trust and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate. The England manager kindly donated seven pairs of tickets to the EFL Trust following a recent EFL conference, with the trust offering all 72 Football League the opportunity to nominate a member of their community scheme to win a pair of tickets for tomorrow’s encounter. Mansfield Town FITC are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing a pair of tickets for lifelong football enthusiast, 66 year old Arthur Frost. Mr Frost lives with Dementia and joined our Dementia Group a month ago after his eldest daughter…

Tackling Mental Health through Community Initiatives

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Mansfield Town football in the Community are proud to help tackle mental health issues such as loneliness, isolation and depression through various community programs. Mental Health is such a broad spectrum and can affect anyone at any age, Football in the Community therefor prides itself on being as inclusive as possible to make a difference to a person’s health and wellbeing, mentally as well as physically. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health, as good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults, this can start with something as simple as making friends and feeling included in activities, irrespective of ability. At…

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