I am very pleased to now be stepping up to manage the new Roffey U17's squad for the 2019/2020 season.


I have been involved with local youth football for a number of years, firstly as a coach, and then moving into managing from U11 to U16.


I believe in giving players every opportunity to express themselves on the pitch. The key traits I look for in players are a good work ethic, a willingness for new ideas and a positive attitude.  Over the years, I have passed the FA Level 1 and Level 2 coaching badges. The FA Youth Modules (1,2, & 3) and Level 1 in Futsal. 


In a sport where everyone has an opinion, I don’t pretend to know all the answers ... but I do endeavour to develop players talents and create an enjoyable environment in which to learn,  play some good football and play with a smile. 


In our first season we will be playing in the Mid Sussex U17 league, then moving into an U18 league for the 2020/21 season.


Many thanks


Mark Powling