DERRY ON TRAINING FACILITIES AND POTENTIAL BUYER
Stags tie up training ground details
CHAD website, 03 May 2007
CHAIRMAN James Derry and manager Billy Dearden are visiting the new John Fretwell sports centre at Warsop today (Friday) to finalise details for Mansfield Town to train there next season.
With the aid of a £5,000 donation from the Stags' Supporters' Association, the club will be able to utilise the superb new facilities.
"We are going down there to meet them and sort out when we are going down and how many days a week," said Dearden.
"It is a very good set up and we are very pleased to be associated with it."
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Stags to train at new sports centre
STAGS chairman James Derry yesterday revealed that the club will use Warsop's all-new John Fretwell sports centre as its training ground for the next season.
Mr Derry told Chad the state-of-the-art centre on Sookholme Lane — which recently became the new home of Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club and also boasts two football pitches — will be used to provide training facilities for Mansfield Town for the 2007/08 season.
He said: "We have done a deal with the John Fretwell Centre — it has only just opened in the last month and has brand new sports and changing facilities.
"The centre is looking to promote itself and from our point of view this is what the fans have been after for a long time, so this was a very attractive proposition for us."
G'Day to a new Stags' owner?
MANSFIELD Town FC chiefs have confirmed that an Australian buyer may be interested in the club –– which could ultimately bring an end to chief executive Keith Haslam's 15-year tenure as owner.
News of the interest from Down Under emerged at a recent fans forum and Stags chairman James Derry told Chad that a bid to take over the Field Mill club could soon be made.
"There has been interest from an Australian buyer," he said. "At this stage there has been no formal approach, but we believe there will be a bid made soon.
"There has also been tentative interest from a local bidder, but nothing formal."
The potential Australian buyer is believed to be a Mansfield-born millionaire willing to make a big investment in the club.
Mr Haslam bought Mansfield Town in the early 90s, but in recent years has come under increasing pressure from Stags supporters groups to sell up.
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