Here’s 38 pictures of these chuffed youngsters living the dream by playing at Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium, plus plenty more great pictures from a bygone era in the Chad Mansfield Youth League

Mansfield Hosiery Mills v Welbeck Welfare. All smiles for Welbeck Welfare as they won the Chad Youth Cup U10 Final on penalties. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

It’s not every day that you get to play at a professional stadium as a kid – or an adult for that matter – and it is no doubt an occasion that has lived long in the memory for any local youngster who had the pleasure.

Here we have plenty of pictures of cup finals from the Chad Youth League and some of cracking games from down the years.

But we have also have pictures from much further back, including the 1968 Mansfield Ladybrook Junior School football team and the 1971 Mansfield Berry Hill Junior School football team.

Under 18 Chad Youth League Final (Photo: Richard Parkes)

If you’ve ever played for a junior team in our area, or you have a child who has, then you might be able to spot someone you know. Take a look and see if you can recognise a familiar face.

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Bradley Raglan is mobbed after opening the scoring for Espial. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Jordan Hendley scores from the spot for Espial. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Underwood Villa skipper Alex Nunn receives the U16 trophy from Chad Youth League vice chairman john Holmes. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Chad Youth League Final U15 (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Liam Beardsley is mobbed by his team mates after scoring for Underwood Villa. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

A fine save from Underwood Villa’s Reece Dooley. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Chad Youth League Final U16 (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Action from Underwood Villa (claret) v Selston.

Welbeck Welfare (black) in action with Mansfield Hosiery Mills under 10’s.

Welbeck’s Ethan Mellors is kept in check by Hosiery Mills’ Joshua Fowler. (Photo: Richard Parkes)Joy for Welbeck ‘keeper George Smith-Grout after he saves the last penalty. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

Chad Youth League Chairman Mick Kozluk presents Welbeck’s George Smith-Grout the Knockout Trophy. (Photo: Richard Parkes)

The 1971 Berry Hill Junior School football team (Photo: Chad)

The 1968 Ladybrook Junior School football team (Photo: Chad)

Dresden Colts celebrate a cup win at the 2003 Mansfield Youth League Finals. (Photo: Chad)

Captain Trey Foster and the Rainworth Rangers team celebrate after beating Glapwell Gladiators 2-1 in the U12 Div 2 cup final. (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Woodhouse Colts celebrate a 2-1 extra time win over Robin Hood Colts in the Chad Supplementary Cup Finals. (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Woodbridge Junior School’s football team members try on their new kit thanks to Alfreton Clothing Store Bon Marche. Pictured from left, are , Luke Day, teacher Mr Paul Wilde, Jack Massey, James Stevenson, Matthew Aniyan, Joshua Marriott and sales assistant Rebecca Day.

A themed day to celebrate the forthcoming football World cup in Brazil takes place at Forest View Junior School, Ollerton. (Photo: Chad)

Samworth Church Academy Year 8 Football Team win the Junior Team of the Year at the Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards 2014. Steve Addlington, right, of SP Fabrications pictured with members of the winning team. Left to right Steve Thompson, teacher, Louis Turner, Jack Weatherer, Joe O’Neill, George Leeson, Captain and Dylan Tewson (Photo: Roger Grayson)

Mansfield Town Ladies FC U11s and U13s Yellows celebrate after they both won the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies League Plate finals for their respective age groups. Also would the chad be willing to do a bit of an article on our Female section especially the juniors. Three years ago we only had the senior ladies team but we now have 9 junior teams that we have started since the summer of 2015. We also now have an affiliation with Mini Kicks to get the girls they have training with them to get into teams, plus we are also part of the national wildcats project running Girls on sessions for ages 6-11. I just thought would be something good to recognise locally what is being done for Girls Football and to promote what we are doing Many thanksAndy ArnottVice-ChairmanMansfield Town Ladies FC. (Photo: Submitted)

Mansfield Woodhouse resident Kevin Spier, right, is starting an Under 10’s Junior Football team supported by County Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, second left, and ward Councillor Ann Norman, third left, pictured with them is 8 year old Mitchell Jennings, left and Kevin’s partner Wendy Beresford with her daughter Ellie Williams, centre. (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Pride of Shirebrook (pink strip) face Ashfield Scaffolding in the U18’s final at Alfreton Town.

Ashfield FC (green and white) v DFS Welbeck Welfare in Under 14’s Division 1.

Chad Youth League U10’s final between ADASFC Panthers, (red and black) and Derwent Rangers.

Pride of Shirebrook (pink strip) v Ashfield Scaffolding in an U18’s cup final.

Chad Youth League U10’s final between ADASFC Panthers, (red and black) and Derwent Rangers.

Robin Hood Colts V Woodhouse Colts in the Under 12’s Div 1 at Forest Town Welfare. (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Manor FC v Blidworth Welfare battle it out in the Chad Mansfield Youth Football League. (Photo: Mark Fear)

Shirebrook Rangers Red v Robin Hood Colts in Under 13 Div 2 of the Chad Supplementary Cup finals (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Skegby Colts V Walesby Juniors in Under 13 Div 1 of the Chad Supplementary Cup finals. (Photo: Jane Hilton)

Mansfield Chad Youth League. Under 14’s Division 1, Ashfield FC (green and white) v DFS Welbeck Welfare

Mansfield Chad Youth League. Mansfield Boys Under 8’s (red and Black) v Bagthorpe

Mansfield Boys Under 8’s (red and Black) v Bagthorpe in the Chad Youth Football League.

Mansfield Chad Youth League. Mansfield Boys Under 8’s (red and Black) v Bagthorpe

A cracking header away is made during a game between Manor FC v Blidworth Welfare. (Photo: Mark Fear)


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