Marcus started his career in football at Bolton Wanderers FC, Burnden Park. Aged 16, he won a Superstars competition of 100 competitors after which the Wdrs sports centre manager offered Marcus a role of football coach and league co-ordinator. During this period the duo formed Burnden 7’s the first outdoor small-sided as well as form the BWFC Junior Whites which still operates at the club to present day. Marcus went on to represent BWFC both at A-team and reserve team levels.
With a confidence and desire to move into leisure management, Marcus joined Manor Golf Club in 1999 with a directive to emulate what he co-founded at Burnden Sports Centre. Manor 5’s leagues were formed and was soon followed by Manor Coaching courses both if which were regarded as the most successful projects of their time.
Never afraid of a challenge, Marcus stepped up another level in 2004 and joined the team at Bolton Arena Sports Village which boasted brand new 5-A-Side pitches, a grass pitch and a Multi-Use Games Area. Pivotal was Marcus’s experience in forming a robust football programme which was delivered at a phenomenal pace. Within two years we installed a 7-A-Side pitch to meet community needs and many years on our football programme with Marcus at the helm remains the most diverse utilised football complex in Bolton.