Saracens Bid Farewell To Mark

After 5 years as football coach and manager of Southwell City Saracens, Mark Gardner has decided to move on to another challenge with his son Alex. The two will move over to join City’s Under 11 Dynamos, with Mat Bell stepping up to manage the Under 11 Saracens, with coaching assistance from Adam Rayns.

The players and coaches recently got together to celebrate all the hard work Mark has put in over the past few seasons for the team. Mat Bell is keen to take on the new role and said that he is “looking forward to continuing the excellent work that Mark has done over the past 5 years.”

Mark said “I would like to thank to Southwell City for helping me to achieve my FA Level 1 coaching qualification. It has really helped me in my time training the boys.  I also wish Mat and the team all the best for the future.”

The Saracens have had a very respectable start to the new football season after being promoted to Division 2. So far, they have won 4 and lost 3 in an exceptionally competitive league. Clearly, Under 11 football at Southwell City is in very good hands right now!

Pictured: Back Row (L to R): Alex Gardner, Mark Gardner (Outgoing Manager), Mat Bell (New Manager), Adam Raynes (Chief coach) Front Row: Joe Walker, Freddie Raynes, Rory Allen, Joe Bell, Henry Allen, Sam Higman and Logan Dykes Brierley