After the shock and devastation of losing our friend and ex-football coach Mark Allen, some of the lads that had the pleasure and honour of being nurtured, guided, encouraged and involved in Mark’s football teams over the years have come together to rekindle old friendships and a genuine need to create something positive out of the sudden and tragic passing of Mark. MA ROVERS FC has been formed and we are going to be playing Sunday League Football matches in Marks honour. Mark has coached and managed all the lads at different stages from the age of 7 – 16 years old in teams such as Ardley Hill FC, Beecroft FC and Totternhoe FC and passed on his passion for the game to each and every one of us creating lifelong friendships along the way. Mark ran his teams always with the ethos of fair play, good sportsmanship and with an enthusiasm that was contagious creating an all welcoming environment for the then boys to flourish, no matter of their ability and to just enjoy playing the game win or lose, gaining a dedicated team of family and friends supporting them along the way, who have also became life long friends.
All in our 20’s now the lads have come together and registered their team. We have worked hard to gain sponsorship from PrewCrew Lighting and Building Solutions and GKN Aerospace Luton for our kits and have had meetings with the FA to ensure we are setup and are ready to go when the next season starts in September 2021. We intend to run the team with the same ethos as Mark but in order for us to be able to fulfil our ambition we are going to require some extra funding to help us
play for the whole season. The funds are required to book pitches, training grounds, match day officials, equipment and the general administrative up keep of the team.
If you can help no matter how big or small, all your contributions will help to keep Marks passion for all things football alive and memories of him, his enthusiasm and lust for life will continue to burn bright.
It would be amazing to have your support also pitch side so to keep updated on the teams progress and see venues for the games please go to MA Rovers FC facebook page.
Heartfelt thanks. MA Rovers FC