Franklin United are thrilled to have Mark Holt joining Ben Fletcher (Director of Football) to lead Franklin United Youth Association (FUYA) teams this season. Mark will be responsible for the 10th, 11th & 12th Grade development as well as overseeing the 15th, 16th & 17th Grades.
Mark comes to FUYA with a wealth of experience in coaching football academies and developing pathways, having established his academy at One Tree Hill College. He is also continuing his role as the volunteer assistant coach at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne University developing pathways for New Zealand players into American Universities.
Putting his Bachelor of Sport degree majoring in Coaching into practice, Mark has been the Director of Football for the OTHC Academy, Papatoetoe AFC 1st Team Coach, Waitakere United National League Youth Team Coach and Eastern Suburbs first team assistant coach (to Kevin Fallon) and later head coach.
Having played and coached at a high-performance level within clubs, Mark has experience and knowledge of what is required to develop quality players and a true passion for developing Youth players.
A spokesperson for Franklin United said “Mark will be a great asset to Franklin United as we strive to take local football to the highest level possible, and bring youth players via FUYA through the ranks into senior NRFL teams. “