Have you got what it takes to be the new Stags blogger?

NMAC11-1558-2'Craig Priest
NMAC11-1558-2'Craig Priest

COULD you be the next Stags fan blogger - Chad’s official voice for Mansfield Town supporters?

Following the departure of last season’s blogger Tony May, we are calling on passionate fans to come forward and tell us why they should take up the mantle ahead of the new season in July.

We want someone who supports the Stags through thick and thin, and is not afraid to speak their mind about the latest happenings down at Field Mill.

You will have to be a confident writer, reliable and able to submit a new blog for every Stags game.

In return you will have the chance to have your work seen by thousands of people.

Chad’s first ever Stags blogger, Craig Priest (20) said blogging gave him confidence in his opinions about the team and helped him pursue a professional career as a journalist.

“I really enjoyed my time as Stags blogger. I felt my role was to capture the experience of the game from the fan’s point of view. I think people really appreciate having a record of what it was like to be at a big game - football is not just a game but a story too. The fans read the blog remember the thoughts and feelings they had while watching the match.”

Die-hard Stags fan Craig made a name for himself with a series of regular opinion-pieces. Following his final blog in September 2009, he joined Mansfield 103.2 as a radio journalist covering news and sport.

Now he is the main sports commentator for Sutton station Takeover Radio and presents his own music show. He is also is working towards formal journalism qualifications.

As a result Craig has also commentated at Wembley Stadium during Stags’ FA Trophy final defeat last season.

Said Craig: “I’d say to anyone who is even half-considering applying to go for it. It can really open doors for you. You are not signing yourself up to a huge commitment and who knows where it can lead you if you do a good job?”

Anyone interested in the post should send an example blog and their contact details to newsdesk@chad.co.uk by the deadline: 13th July.