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In Memoriam: Steve Hartshorn (1968 - 2022)

9 September 2022

The club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of lifelong supporter Steve Hartshorn, at the age of 54.

Many supporters will fondly remember Steve, who held a number of roles in service to the club and its fans.
 
He was editor of the FTYBR (Follow The Yellow Brick Road) fanzine and manager of its supporters’ team, which - at its peak - represented the club at Wembley in 1994, winning the Endsleigh League Supporters Challenge in front of 40,000 spectators.
 
At the turn of the century, Steve was co-commentator to James Bradley on Mansfield 103.2 and later joined Stags World/Stags PlayerHD (now iFollow Stags) as a regular summariser, commentating with both James and Martin Shaw.
 
He also reported on the Stags for the Mansfield & Ashfield Observer.
 
Mansfield Town’s head of media & communications, Mark Stevenson, said: “It is with profound sadness that we learn of the passing of our friend and former colleague, Steve Hartshorn.
 
“The variety of roles which he performed - in support of the club and its fans – epitomised his generosity of time and selfless nature.
 
“Steve was a good man, with a mischievous sense of humour and rarely short of a quip or comment! 
 
“Despite his failing health, Steve was determined to watch his beloved Stags at Wembley in May for the League Two play-off final and we were so pleased that was able to make this final journey with his wife Debbie to support the team.
 
“We will remember him with affection and fondness and are forever grateful for the significant contribution he made during his life to the club, its supporters, and the local media.  
 
“We will miss Steve as a trusted friend, loyal colleague, and a devoted supporter of the Stags.
 
“On behalf of Mansfield Town Football Club, I extend my deepest sympathies to Debbie – with assurances of our prayers and support – at this difficult time.”

 


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