These children are pictured having fun during a visit by Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie to Kirkby in 2016 as part of the Active Ashfield Games. Christie, who won gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, encouraged the children as they raced against each other over a 60 metre distance. Do you know these children?

Check out these nostalgic sport pics from Mansfield and Ashfield's grassroots scene going all the way back to the 1970's

Our latest sports retro gallery has nipped into our archives to bring you these pictures from Mansfield and Ashfield’s sports scene down the decades.

By Stephen Thirkill
Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 9:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 5:06 pm

There’s always been so much going on across the town so narrowing it down was no easy task. We’ve gone all the way back to the 1970’s to bring you pictures from some of the key clubs in the area.

We’ve got Stags, Mansfield Harriers, Mansfield RUFC and the Mansfield Giants all covered.

But that’s not all, there’s also great historic pics from the Mansfield Half Marathon as well as the local tennis, cricket, hockey and swimming scene.

Tag in anyone you think will be interested – and enjoy your trip down memory lane.

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