Hednesford Town FC … Out and about in the Community

Hednesford Town’s mascot Pitman Pete has been in great demand recently as he attended three local events over the course of the last two weekends.

With no football to watch, Saturday 30 May saw Pete turn his eye from the round to the oval ball, when he turned up to support Rugeley RFC, who played host to several sides in the Staffordshire 7s Series.

The event, sponsored by Ansons, was run by Martin de Ridder, who is both the rugby club secretary and partner at Ansons. To show no bias against football, Pete was invited onto the Rugeley team photo. 7s

Last Saturday, 6 June, saw both young and old queueing to meet our furry friend at Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford, Church Fete.

His large size nose is an irresistible draw for the little ones and his cuddly arms for the older ladies!

Anthony Maguire, former Hednesford midfielder and FA Trophy winner, was also in attendance showing football skills.

Pitman Pete even managed a couple of world class saves in the penalty shoot-out. Father Phil from the church was delighted with the event.

Then it was off to Rugeley again for the Charter Fair. Pitman Pete mingled with the wide variety of visitors and stallholders. 100_8573

He was interviewed about football tactics by Cannock Radio’s sports presenter Chris Willis and met Chair of the Council, Mick Grocott. David Gaye, Chair of the Festival Committee, admitted that he was delighted with the turnout and with the appearance of the Pitmen’s mascot.

Thanks must go to two Supporters Association members, Colin Woodward and Paul Woodhead, for giving up their time to attend these events.

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