Mick Kearns Retires as Matchday Host - to Remain a Club Ambassador

Walsall FC have confirmed that club legend Mick Kearns, while continuing in his position as Club Ambassador, has retired from his role as Matchday Host.
The 68-year-old Banbury-born keeper made 322 appearances across two spells as a player for the Saddlers, helping the club reach the Milk Cup Semi-Final in 1983/84 and will continue to attend all home games and represent the club at official functions, but will no longer act as a host in the suites before games.

Speaking via the club's official website, Chief Executive Stefan Gamble said; "Mick plays a very important role at the club.He’s an excellent Ambassador and a friend to us all.

"He will continue in that role but just felt that, after a number of years hosting on matchdays, he would like to simply attend the games, watch the team and support the club. Mick has the club at heart and the club have Mick in our hearts."

Our most capped international player with fifteen for the Republic of Ireland, he became the club’s first community officer and provided commentary for many seasons on iFollow/Saddlers Player.

In recent years, Mick would welcome guests and sponsors into the matchday restaurant, conduct interviews with former and current players, give stadium tours, and supervise the mascots.
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