Mark Friday - January Winner

Mark has been honoured with the Good Citizen Award for his dedication to making a contribution to the local community in Coventry through sports. In the last 15 years he has been Chairman and Manager of Ernesford Dynamos Football Club providing support for over 100 local children. His role at the club goes beyond coaching. Mark spends his evenings convening meetings concerning the club, arranging events and fundraisers and dealing with a range of club related issues so that the children are provided with a safe, fun and rewarding sporting environment.

The dedication and hard work Mark has put in to the club is endless. He is involved from one end of the spectrum to the other, teaching older players to be ambassadors and role models to the younger players and giving them opportunities and support to get into coaching and refereeing.

Mark has also supported children with learning and behavioural difficulties to integrate into the game and has succeeded were other teams and clubs have failed. He treats all the children as individuals and believes passionately that football is for everyone given the right support and guidance, never giving up on anyone. Mark’s passion and commitment to the children at the club is evident, his actions justly reflect his character and he is well deserving of this Good Citizen Award.