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Mark Elton

Coach - Analyst - Educator - Leader

+44 07737 212286


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A level 3 licensed coach with extensive experience within male and female football programmes. I am adaptable and able to work with a multidimensional team with passion and confidence. Extremely focused and proactive I am an enthusiastic and confident person and most importantly approachable, striving to improve professional development and offer support and education to staff.

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Professional Summary

A highly motivated competitive sports professional, dedicated to the development of well-rounded players through progressive education & development, player centred training programs, and quality life enhancing opportunities through sport.

Passionate about leadership and community, bringing together successful and dynamic teams using motivational techniques, incentives, and trust whilst coaching and mentoring to enhance team building abilities and setting regular new targets and objectives whilst monitoring results.

Strong communicator at the very highest level, presenting and negotiating with Board Level Directors, suppliers, and customers, influencing, and persuading a variety of colleagues at all levels.

Constantly planning and problem-solving, analysing, reporting, and evaluating complex projects implementing new strategies whilst maintaining risk, fluency, and celebrating completion inside financial constraints and strict time frames.


Employment  History

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Clanfield FC

May 2022 to Present

Coach Mentor (Volunteer)

Committed to supporting grassroots coaches to start and continue coaching with confidence, with the aim of supporting more transformational coaches.

  • Provide mentoring and support to junior football coaches to improve their coaching skills and knowledge.

  • Work closely with the club's coaching team to develop and implement training programs for players of all ages and skill levels in line with LTPD principles.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with parents, players, and other stakeholders in the club.

  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of coaching delivered by junior coaches, providing feedback and guidance where necessary.

  • Identify areas for improvement and implement changes to coaching programs and techniques.

  • Supporting the English FA’s LTPD model and ensuring that these principles are incorporated into the design of Clanfield FC’s development program.

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Chelsea FC

Jun 2022 to Apr 2023

Coach (Part-time)

To cooperate with the development center, and head coach in planning and implementing the Chelsea FC Foundation programme, and developing elite players aged 6 to 16 technically, tactically, physically, and psycho-socially in the local development center.

  • Delivering with Education Providers, facility managers, parents, and carers to ensure all activity is delivered in a safe and enjoyable environment.

  • Successfully Plan and deliver fun, enjoyable, and educational sessions that will offer sustained participation with CFCF, ensuring session plans are readily available on request from FA, PL, or CFCF assessors’.


Worthing FC

May 2021 to Dec 2021

Head Recruitment Scout/Analyst (Volunteer)                                  

Responsible for the analysis, identification, and recruitment of players that are of the required standard to support and improve the Lady's first team of Worthing FC. Assessing the games of upcoming opponents, and producing reports of the team and individual players to identify the relative tactical threats and weaknesses in the opposition.


  • Experience using modern digital technology to film live matches and training, video analysis using video editing software to capture, code, and tag key elements of games for presentations and tactical meetings.

  • Create and present scouting and statistical analysis reports to the first team technical staff on a regular basis.

  • Build and maintain an extensive database of local and regional talent.

John Donoghue

+44 07791 500885


Colchester United  Dec 2020 to May 2021

Football in the Community Coach (Part-time)

To collaborate with the academy head coach in planning and implementing the Colchester United Football in the Community programme and developing elite players aged 6 to 16 technically, tactically, physically, and psycho-socially in the youth development phase.


  • Design, prepare and deliver coaching sessions in the development centre pathway in tandem with the club philosophy and coaching syllabus.

  • Always demonstrate a commitment to the principles of safety around children being carried out in compliance with the club's Safeguarding Policies.

  • Identify and recruit players aged 6-16 years old for selection in the Clubs Academy, Shadow Squad, Development Centre, and Talent Identification programme.

* Left the position due to relocating to Worthing in May 2021

Corin Haines

+44  01206 755129

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Aug 2018 to Jun 2020

Head Coach (Volunteer)

Demonstrate effective management strategy and leadership of the football philosophy and vision to coaches and staff of football programmes to ensure the achievement of all objectives and KPIs. Invested in providing motivation and mentoring to football coaching staff through regular CPD opportunities, performance assessments, and team management meetings.


  • Successfully collaborate with the director of athletics and staff to develop the football philosophy of the school and to design, develop, and deliver innovative and inspirational in-school and after-school football programmes for pupils in grades K to 12.

  • Enhance the quality of the pupil experience through the creation and development of opportunities for all pupils who wish to participate in sports and games.

  • Developed and delivered a selection system and strategy for talent ID and recruitment of players that are of the required standard for elite club and school academy teams.

  • Developed and successfully delivered the HUYA Coaches Certification & Education programme to grassroots coaches associated with the HUYA club in Shanghai.

*Left the position due to returning to the UK during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Wilf Embleton

+86 130 2022 5230


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AllPRO Soccer 

Jan 2018 to Aug 2018

Development Director Canada (Volunteer)

Dedicated to maturing and growing new and existing contracts with businesses across Canada and enabling a clear and quality education to individuals regarding collegiate opportunities such as financial support and continuous promotion using proven techniques. Assisting pupil athletes to obtain over $11 million in academic and sporting scholarships to universities in the USA.


  • Guiding and encouraging student-athletes to make appropriate decisions about further participation in sporting & education scholarships at a collegiate level appropriate to their ability and needs.

  • Exceptional ability to forge new client partnerships with professional and amateur clubs, whilst cultivating and maintaining existing ones additionally opening new opportunities throughout Eastern Canada, increasing sales by 20% in 6 months.

  • Effectively delivered sport-specific tours for coaches, teams, clubs, and colleges at destinations in the USA, Canada, and Europe. Providing an industry-leading experience in locations, tournaments, and behind-the-scenes access to clubs such as EPL Champions Manchester City and the English FA, through professional relationships.

*Left the position to pursue an opportunity in Shanghai, China, but still work part-time with All PRO Soccer.

Gary Walker

+1 (207) 8776666



Soccer Cape Breton

Oct 2016 to Dec 2017

Regional Technical Director (Full-time)

Driving the vision of football in the region through strategic planning, operational management, and good leadership of staff, coaches, and members. To provide leadership to all areas of the football association to grow the membership, build relationships in the local community, & provide development opportunities for all players and coaches.


  • To establish new and develop existing sustainable opportunities for football projects within Cape Breton community and surrounding areas based on local needs.

  • Responsible for ensuring and maintaining robust and effective paths of information and communication, providing regular reports to the Board of Directors.

  • Overseas and led the daily technical operations, coach mentoring, and player development programmes for the region and its 9 football clubs and collaborated with Soccer Nova Scotia in the administration and delivery of CSA Coach Education workshops.

*Left the position due to the RTD position being made redundant

President SCB

+1 (902) 564-1222



Soccer New Brunswick

Apr 2015 to Oct 2016

Coordinator Competitions, Operations & Services (Full-time)

Oversee the daily operations and coordination of over fifteen thousand youth and senior players, efficiently managing four regions of leagues, clubs, and officials regarding all aspects of competition, education, discipline, policy and regulations, equality, and inclusion. and diversity.


  • Primarily supervised the coordination and delivery of SNB services calendar in competitions and grassroots soccer, with a focus on coordinating, planning, and supervising the operation of National & Regional soccer events, leagues, cups, and tournaments at sporting facilities throughout the province.

  • Preparation and delivery of monthly reports and key performance indicators to the Executive Director as required to ensure compliance in all areas of operations including, marketing, promotion, and finance.

  • Principle lead, coordinating a medium size team of youth coaches in the “Live Your Dreams” grassroots community inclusion project, providing quality and exciting festival-style football activities to over 1800 U8 to U12 males and females starting them on their LTPD pathway.

*Left the position to pursue an opportunity with Soccer Cape Breton

Younes Bouida

+1 (506) 8304762



Canada Soccer

Jul 2015 to Aug 2015

Video Analysis (Part-time)

Delivered quality services for the Canadian Nationals Women's soccer team, during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

  • Capturing video of games for opposition analysis.

  • Uploading files using the correct format, to the analysis cloud in tight time constraints.



Jul 2014 to Nov 2014

Scout (Volunteer)

Successfully carried out the analysis of opposition teams on behalf of the University of Prince Edward Island men's soccer team. Providing detailed opposition reports, culminating with the team finishing 3rd in the U-Sport Canadian national universities championships.

Lewis Page

+1 (902) 3880169

IT and Telecommunications Contractor


Sep 1997 to Apr 2015

27+ years of productive full life cycle project implementation management/training, coupled with development, support, quality assurance, and technical knowledge.

  • A high standard of understanding of computers, software, networking, and technology platforms.

  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


HM Forces - Royal Corps of Signals

Joined as a junior soldier at the Army Apprentice College before serving overseas in Germany, the UK, and Former Yugoslavia, completing 9 years of exemplary service.

Royal Signals

Jun 1988 to Sep 1997

Education & Development

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Enhanced DBS Certificate

     October 2023 – Clanfield FC

Canadian Soccer Association

     CSA B-License National Course ID: B-1865 (Level 3)

     CSA Child, Youth & Senior Coach License (level 1&2)

Johan Cruyff Institute

     Sports (Football) Management Degree

English Football Association, FANID: 56028052

     UEFA C License

     FA Level 1 Talent Identification

     FA Emergency 1st Aid

     FA Safeguarding Children

     FA PlayMaker

     FA Introduction to Coaching

     FA Intro to Coaching Futsal

     FA Welfare Officer

     FA Safeguarding for Committee Members

Sports Management Worldwide

     Soccer Management & Scouting, Certificate

League Managers Association

     Identifying Potential Talent

NCCP ID:1031441(Canada)

Coach Developer - Coach Evaluator,

  • The Certification Process

  • Learning to Debrief

  • Action Planning

Master Coach Evaluator

  • Role of the Master Coach Developer

  • Selecting Coach Developers

  • Evaluating Learning Facilitators

  • Mentoring Coach Developers

  • Training Coach Developers

Learning Facilitator.

  • Overview of the Workshop and the NCCP

  • Functions of a Learning Facilitator

  • Elements of an Effective Learning Activity

  • Nature of the Group

  • Stages of Group Development

Hudl and Wyscout

     Hudl Academy Courses

     Wyscout Certification

S4 Scouting

     Recruitment & Player Scouting Level 1

     Recruitment & Player Scouting Level 2

     Recruitment & Player Scouting Level 3



UK Driving License

     B1/B/C1/D/D1/C1E/D1E since 1992 with 0 penalty points

Vital Skills

     Designated Safeguarding Lead - Children

     Designated Safeguarding Lead - Adults

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Coaching History

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