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Here at MICA Coaching we listen to what our players and parents have to say and we are always happy for your feedback. So please don’t hesitate to come and talk to us…

Andrew Hughes
• Bolton Wanders FC, Under 21’s Pro-Development Coach
• Former Leeds United & Norwich City Captain


Mark was one of the best and most dedicated players in our youth team days at Oldham Athletic A.F.C. We had such a fantastic group of players but Mark’s game intelligence was incredible. I always thought that Mark would go on to make a fantastic Manager/Coach! After watching him teach, he manages to transfer his knowledge of the game across to the players really well. I will be popping down to his coaching academy from time to time to observe any players that Mark recommends for our Bolton Wanderers Youth Academy teams. I am confident that I will be speaking to a few players about coming to Bolton Wanderers Youth Academy.
Lee Horner
• Parent of player at Rochdale A.F.C Youth Academy – Under 15’s


Mark was one of my son’s coaches at Rochdale A.F.C. Youth Academy. Out of the four coaching staff, I always found Mark to be very friendly and approachable. His coaching of the lads was always interesting and although the football was of a very high standard, their training sessions were always enjoyable. If there was any area of the training process where the lads needed to improve, he would talk to them in a constructive manner and encourage them to play to their strengths and more importantly to enjoy their football. Even after leaving Rochdale A.F.C Youth Academy, Mark has enquired and is genuinely interested in how my sons football is progressing, this is testament to how much mark takes a personal interest in each child he coaches. My son has gone onto get a football scholarship and I am in no doubt that Mark’s encouragement and good coaching helped him to get to this stage.
Pete Haynes
• Lead Foundation Phase & Professional Phase Coach at Cheltenham Town F.C.


I first met Mark on the UEFA B License where immediately his very kind and enthusiastic character was infectious. Mark was superb on the course; his attention to detail in his session plans was second to none and he always took this detail into his sessions which lead him to deliver technically and tactically excellent sessions, that were also very enjoyable! He always catered for different learning styles and made everyone feel very comfortable in his coaching style, which then always lead to players being and feeling involved. Mark was a true gentleman and he could play a bit as well! I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course with Mark and looked up to him as a person and as a coach.
Charlotte Healy
• FA Coach Mentor
• Derby County F.C. – Centre of Excellence under 15’s Coach for Girls
• Chesterfield F.C Football Female Activator


I first met Mark in January 2014 on our UEFA B Licence course at St George’s Park. We were put into the same group and were paired to deliver a session together. As well as being a fantastic footballer, Mark was such a grounded and hard working coach who showed his football class on the delivery of his sessions. Being the only female on the course, I wondered if I would find the 9 month course difficult but Mark was the first person I met there and along with others, hewas a great friend to have and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him- a model professional!