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 to the One Call Stadium and playing in a competitive, but good spirited set of fixtures. A lot of our guys have really enjoyed the competitiveness and the chance to take on other clubs.
“Walking Football at Mansfield Town Football in the Community is really growing with two well attended sessions a week and we really encourage new participants to come along and give it a go, the banter and eagerness to get involved doesn’t change regardless of age!”
Walking Football sessions with Football in the Community are open to males and females aged 45 and over, and take place at the RH Academy, Pleasley on Wednesday’s 6-7pm costing £4 per person, and at the One Call Stadium, Mansfield on Saturday’s 9-10am (away match days) 9-10.30am (home match days) costing £3 per person.
Anyone wanting to find out further information should contact Alex Cartwright on 01623 656 920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – meanwhile if you want to see Walking Football first hand, you are welcome to come along to next week’s friendly against Mansfield Reds at the One Call Stadium on Sunday morning 10.30am