The new book charting our unforgettable Conference Premier 2012-13 title win – which is raising money for two local charities – will be sold in our club shop, we can confirm.
Author Matt Halfpenny has spent a large part of the summer penning 'Stag Party: The Inside Story of Mansfield Town’s Return to the Football League' after talking to all the major figures involved in last season’s incredible campaign – including manager Paul Cox, chairman John Radford and a host of players.
The 264-page book also features 24 pages of stunning colour images, kindly provided by Richard Parkes, John Sumpter and Will Kilpatrick, and will be available to peruse and purchase from the first home game of the season against Exeter City next Saturday (August 10).
A percentage of those sales will go to the club, while any remaining profits will be split between Nottingham City Hospital’s Prostate Cancer Appeal and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Service, as chosen by Matt’s parents, Paul and Jennifer.
The book, which retails at £17.99, is currently being printed and is scheduled to be completed on Friday August 9. It will be immediately distributed to those who have pre-ordered their copy and, in doing so, got their names on a subscription list.
You can still order a copy on-line in advance of release and have it posted out to you by visiting www.stagsclubshop.com
“Last season was the first time Mansfield have won a championship since 1976-77 and it’s an occasion that will live long in the memory of many fans,” said Matt, who reported on the Stags for the Nottingham Post between 2006 and 2012. “Hopefully, this book will help them relive those good times.
“The two charities chosen do sterling and unstinting work in the local community and I’m delighted to be able to lend my support in this way, with the help of the club’s loyal supporters.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the western world, and the second most common cause of cancer-related death. In the UK alone, more than 50,000 people a year are affected by urological cancers, prompting Nottingham Hospitals Charity to their appeal, which helps fund vital research and specialist surgery equipment.
The Lincs and Notts and Air Ambulance is a dedicated medical air service which flies approximately 1,000 missions every year, is unaffected by road congestion, country roads, heavy vehicles or road works and can reach any destination across the two counties in 19 minutes.