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9th May 2012 12:50


UPDATE: No action from safety chiefs following Carolyn Still's arrest for threatening behaviour
chad.co.uk, Friday 4 May 2012 16:56

SAFETY bosses have decided not to take any action or put alternative measures in place at Mansfield Town's play-off decider with York on Monday following CEO Carolyn Stills arrest for threatening behaviour.


Miss Still, who is the One Call Stadium's safety certificate holder, was cautioned by police after an altercation during the second half of the play-off first leg at York on Wednesday night.

A statement from Stags chairman John Radford said Miss Still confronted officers after a non-playing first team member was ejected from the stadium.

A group of representatives from Nottinghamshire County and Mansfield District Councils, the emergency services, Mansfield Town FC, a supporters' group, the ground's stewarding company and the Sports Ground Safety Authority met on Friday afternoon to see if any action was required ahead of the second leg on Monday afternoon.

Rob Fisher, the county council's group manager for emergency management and registration, said: “The county council takes safety at all the county's sports grounds very seriously.

“An emergency safety advisory group meeting was held today (Friday) to consider the implications of Wednesday's incident at York City for the management of safety at the One Call Stadium.

“The incident involved Mansfield Town Football Club's Chief Executive, who is the current holder of the 'General Safety Certificate' for this stadium.

“The group considered the impact of the incident in the context of the upward trend of improving safety management at the club.

“We have confidence in the abilities of the club's safety officer and his team, and have decided that there will be no regulatory action taken in respect of this incident.

“The county council and the group will continue to monitor safety management at the club, which will include a match day safety inspection at this Monday's game.”


UPDATE: Meeting to discuss Carolyn Still's fitness to manage safety at Stags play-off decider
chad.co.uk, Friday 4 May 2012 13:29

AN EMERGENCY meeting is taking place this afternoon (Friday) to discuss the safety arrangements for Monday's play-off decider between Mansfield Town and York City following CEO Carolyn Still's arrest for threatening behaviour.


As reported yesterday Miss Still was involved in an altercation with police during Wednesday nights play-off first leg. She was arrested and cautioned for using threatening words and behaviour after police ejected a non-playing Stags first team player during the second half of the 1-1 draw.

Miss Still is in charge of safety management at the club's One Call stadium but the county council has called a meeting to see if alternative arrangements are required.

Rob Fisher, Nottinghamshire County Council's group manager for emergency management and registration, said: “An emergency meeting is taking place on Friday 4th May involving the safety advisory group covering Mansfield Town Football Club's One Call Stadium (formerly known as Field Mill ground) following an incident at the Mansfield Town v York City match.

“The meeting is made up of representatives of Nottinghamshire County and Mansfield District Councils, the emergency services, Mansfield Town Football Club, supporters' groups and the Sports Ground Safety Authority.

“The club's chief executive Carolyn Still is expected to be in attendance and the group will be assessing the implications of the incident for safety management at the One Call Stadium.”


TV report on ITV Yorkshire Calendar News, 3 May 2012 --->


John Radford statement at
3 May 2012

John Radford facebook page, 3 May 2012
As you may know our dedicated and hard working CEO was involved in a incident in York toward the end of last nights game when she went to the aid of one of our first team players who was being ushered out of the stadium by a number of police officers. Disappointed by how our player was being treated she was reprimanded for a verbal retort to a police officer. This incident has been blown totally out of proportion over a light hearted, hot headed quip in defence of our player. I commend the police for their common sense in dealing with the matter quickly and no charges have been made against our CEO. COYS.

I feel she was doing her job in helping a distressed player and was not at all an embarrassment to our club. Back to football... Shame about losing Green but this year we have created a team with depth and with the vocal support of all our fans I am feeling confident about Monday. We are all one team. COYS


Carolyn Still arrested at Mansfield Town-York City game
3 May 2012, bbc.co.uk news homepage

The chief executive of Mansfield Town Football Club was arrested during the game with York City on Wednesday night.


It is understood that Carolyn Still was cautioned for using threatening words and behaviour on Grosvenor Terrace next to York's Bootham Crescent stadium.

The 29-year-old became the youngest chief executive in English football when she was appointed by Mansfield last September.

York City director Sophie Hicks said Ms Still had left Wednesday's game early.

During the eventful Blue Square Bet Premier play-off semi-final Mansfield survived the sending off of striker Matt Green and an own goal by defender Exodus Geohaghon to hold York to a 1-1 draw.

Ms Hicks told BBC Radio York: "The [Mansfield] chief executive, who is a fellow lady in football, was quite distressed and disturbed by last night.

"I think the occasion got to her. It was a bit difficult for Mansfield. She was a bit distressed in the stand and did leave the game early."

Mansfield Town have declined to comment


Mansfield Town CEO Carolyn Still arrested and cautioned at Stags play-off semi
chad.co.uk, Thursday 3 May 2012

MANSFIELD Town chief executive Carolyn Still was arrested for using threating words and behaviour following an altercation with police after the club's Conference play-off semi-final first leg at York City on Wednesday evening.


A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “A 29-year-old woman from Retford was arrested at 9pm on Wednesday 2nd May on Grosvenor Terrace, in York, for using threatening words and behaviour. She was given an adult caution before being released.”

A spokesman for the Stags said they would not be making any comment at this stage


Daily Mirror, 4May12

The Sun, 4May12

Daily Star, 4May12

Daily Telegraph 4May12

Daily Express 4May12

The Non-League Paper, 6May12

Stuart Hammonds of The Non-League Paper on BBC Radio Nottingham, 4May12, listen here

The Sun ONLINE, 3May12


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