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. “Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post