Groundsman – sponsored by Manchester City MSC
Mark has been Head Groundsman at Greenock Morton Football Club for the past 13 years, and enjoys every minute working with the owners, directors, players and passionate fans.
After being educated at Myerscough College in Preston, Mark went on to work at two prestigious golf courses, namely The Oxfordshire and Loch Lomond. The skills, knowledge and experience gained within turfcare in the golf sector was extremely valuable for Mark as he made the transition into caring for a grass stadium pitch in professional football.
The same hard work and dedication Mark put into providing the best possible playing surface in golf transferred very well into professional football pitch care. This work ethic and commitment to turfcare has earned Mark an excellent reputation amongst his football groundsman peers.
Mark is highly regarded and well respected, but he is also modest. He prefers to let the pristine grass pitch at Greenock Morton Football Club speak for itself. His unquestionable commitment to Greenock Morton is on display for everyone to see. Last year the pitch received platinum award for 2015-16 season from SPFL.