The Chad Mansfield Sunday League has been revamped for next season with Division Five axed and 61 clubs contesting Premier Division to Division Four.
Next season comprises - Premier Division: AFC Teversal, AS Plant United, Beaufort Utd, Bilsthorpe Celtic, Boothy’s, Kings Arms, Ladybrook Local, Mansfield Ath (Sun), Rifle Volunteer, Shirebrook Wanderers C, St. Joseph’s, and The New Welfare.
Division One: Blidworth Wel 703, Dukeries Lodge, Kirkby Cross Snooker Hall, Langwith White Star, New Inn, New Ravo, Prince Charles, Ritz Rangers, Shirebrook Dynamo’s, Shirebrook Rovers, Smith Street Sorted, and Woodhouse Colts.
Division Two: Rose & Crown, AFC Bull Farm, Cockle 06, Duke of Wellington, FC T’Maypole, Fox & Crown, Innovate, Nell Gwyn, PSV Woodhouse, Bridge Tavern, Tint My Ride UK, and Unwin Social Club.
Division Three: 6 Five 2’s Taxis, Ashfield, Abbott Road, Joseph’s Old Boys, Redgate, Red Lion Red, Robin Hood, S & D Solutions, Shirebrook Wanderers B, Stag & Pheasant, The Ravo, and The Star.
Division Four: Acorn Signs, Bull Farm, Derwent, Linney Group, MA Jug & Glass, Mansfield United, Oak Tree Mangos, Ravo Vallecano, Reindeer, Rifle Volunteer Utd, Shirebrook Wands A, The Bold Forester, and The Masons Arms.
Trophies were handed out at the annual presentation night at Forest Town Welfare on Friday. They went to:
Premier Division - Bilsthorpe C; runners-up: New Welfare; Division One - Bilsthorpe Utd; runners-up: St. Joseph’s; Division Two: Kings Arms; runners-up: Mansfield Ath (Sun); Division Three: Boothy’s; runners-up: Blidworth Wel 703; Division Four: New Ravo; runners-up: Unwin SC; Division Five: AFC Bull Farm; runners-up: The Star.
Premier Cup (Kevin Rowan Trophy) - Bilsthorpe Celtic; runners-up: AS Plant Utd; Intermediate Cup: Mansfield Ath (Sun); runners-up: Kings Arms; Junior Cup: New Ravo; runners-up: 6 Five 2’s Taxis; Stamper Cup: New Welfare; runners-up: AFC Teversal.
Mr Geoff Young, who was standing down as league registrar but staying on thecommittee, was presented with a pair of crystal wine glasses for his services.
The night before at the league annual meeting, long service awards were presented to the following club secretaries: Scott Harpham -The Star (six years); Terry Litchfield - 6 Five 2’s Taxis (six years); Steven Bradshaw ADS (six years); Mark Wright - Blidworth Wel 703 (six years); Christine Johnson - Ritz Rangers (seven years); Alistair McLean - Stag & Pheasant (seven years); Mark Campbell - Innovate (seven years); Nicola Nowell - AFC Teversal (seven years); Danny Bradley Redgate (seven years); Wayne Savage - Bilsthorpe Celtic (eight years); Paul Clay - The Duke of Wellington (eight years); Paul Allum - The Bold Forester (nine years); Derek Hickling - FC T’Maypole (11 years); Alan Freeman - Oak Tree Mangos (12 years); Dave Baxter Abbott Road (13 years); William Perry - Kings Arms (17 years); John Smalley - Sherwood Rangers (19 years); Lawrence Smith - Shirebrook Wanderers (19 years); Ivor Wakefield - Ladybrook Local (20 years); John Tait - Boothy’s (41 years).
The Ken Burgess Trophy Secretary of the Year award went to Paul Allum of the The Bold Forester.