Walsall FC can confirm that club legend Mick Kearns, while continuing in his role as Club Ambassador, has retired from his role as Matchday Host.
The 68-year-old 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.
“Mick plays a very important role at the club,” explained Chief Executive Stefan Gamble. “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.”
The Banbury-born keeper made 322 appearances across two spells as a player for the Saddlers, helping us reach the Milk Cup semi-finals in 1983/84.
Our most capped international player with 15 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.