While the winter bites hard AFC Mansfield are not resting on their laurels.
The Club have decided to apply to join the Baris North Midlands U19s league for the season 2013/2014.
Chairman Steve Hymas says " This is a very exciting project for the club and i have always been a big believer that there is a lot of potential in the local community especially those finishing at their boyhood clubs and looking to progress into mens football.
It will expand the club further and spread the roots for the future.
The league is played on a weekday night and will give everyone at the club chance to follow the teams progress and should players show potential they will be available for 1st team action should the opportunity arise. It has been a decision made by the whole club and something we are all very much looking forward to."
An announcement will be made shortly who will become manager of the Under 19s and how the club can be contacted by players wishing to join the new arm of the club.