Mark became interested in football when his son Cameron stated playing for a local U9 team. Mark qualified as a referee and when becoming a team manager he passed his Junior Team Managers Certificate and then his FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football.
Finding coaching at 11-a-side to be a little beyond his ability Mark became involved in the administration of the game and was appointed Hon. Secretary of East Berks Junior League and then East Berks Intermediate League before accepting the secretary position at Ascot United as well. Mark stepped down from the Secretary role in November 2017
Mark is a freelance computer consultant specialising in website and database development and has worked for ICL/Fujitsu, Harrods, HP/Compaq and Honda.