Marks 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 trialed in Copenhagen too.

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 Trialed with Sutton & sat on the bench v Leicester City.

I retired in Auckland in 2002, after a good few trials & a run of 13km’s, the longest run in my life.


Trialed with Central United FC.
Scored two goals from right Fullback in both pre-season games.
Won the West Auckland Forrest run.

Not signed.

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.

Watch “Tony Adams Testimonial 2002 Arsenal” on YouTube!

Watch “Wynton Rufer – Playing Soccer the Kiwi Way – produced by Ben Jakob, Switzerland” on YouTube!

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).