Mark v Arsenal Sunday League Football Team. Brookers Pub team. ( Mark ).
Mark, two left footed passes in a few minutes. He’s right footed.
Mark’s Football CV.
I use to train with Kevin Fallon, Sean Fallon & Rory Fallon before School.
I received my Bronze, Silver & Gold Award’s at the old New Zealand Soccer Holiday Programme.
North City Rep, three years in a row.
I was selected for the School’s of Excellence training squad with Jason Batty in goal too.
I use to play half a game for Rangitioto College second 11, then a full game for the first team in the afternoon.
Auckland Under 19’s.
Played at Mount Smart.
I was offered $50 a game to play for Forrest Hill Milford in my late teens.
I made various appearance’s for Glenfield Rovers off the bench, for the 1st team, with the odd start, in 1997.
Then on October the 9th 1997 I moved to Halifax & trained with the YT’s that had time off school to train, under the guidance of Bernard Alison.
I moved back to London, the first game I watched was with my sister at the Hendon ground.
I trialed with Hampton & Richmond & also played off the bench at the Police Headquarters in London, whilst making other starts for them too.
I trialed with Barnet, but walked part of the way to get there & didn’t perform very well.
I was Scouted playing for a Sunday League Football Team Brookers, a Pub team in Kent. Sent to Stuttgart to train under an agent with his players, under his Agency.
I trialed with Lincoln City at Notts County ground Reserve’s. I played for the first half.
I retired in Auckland in 2002, after a good few trials & a run of 13km’s, the longest run in my life.
Brookers 3-1 up over V Arsenal Sunday League team.
1999, when Mark was Scouted.
https://lnkd.in/g3FfRGSz 1.53 length.
https://lnkd.in/gVfG48Df 3.54 length.
Mark is right footed.
Trialed with Central United FC.
Scored two goals from right Fullback in both pre-season games.
Won the West Auckland Forrest run.
I texted him a few days ago 2023 January,
I asked him why he didn’t sign me,
this was his reply.
From the 2002 Trial.
I wanted to, but I knew we didn’t have enough in the budget for a player of your quality. 2023. ( I waited 21 years later to ask him this ).