Staff pay respects to Walter Edwards

Mansfield Town Football in the Community, students from our Futsal Education Program and staff from Mansfield Town Football Club united earlier today, to pay their respects to the late Walter Edwards.

Mr Edwards passed away aged 94 earlier this month and prior to his passing, was the clubs oldest living player, having played for the club in the late 40s – he also played for Leeds United, Leicester City and Rochdale before finishing his playing career Boston United.

Mr Edwards had a huge affection for the Stags, volunteering with Football in the Community as a casual coach during the schemes infancy, and recently returned to the club as a regular attendee of Football in the Community’s weekly Dementia Group, recalling his playing career and sharing photographs and memorabilia with fellow attendees.

Head of Community Mark Hemingray, Assistant Community Manager Jordan Ferrer and Futsal Development Officer Mark Lynk have attended Mr Edwards funeral.