Coach Alcock makes his Mark again to win award

Belper Town’s Mark Alcock has won an FA Community Coach Award.

Eight local grassroots heroes from across the Derbyshire FA’s area, including Mark, who is Belper Town’s Head Juniors and Community Coach Mark Alcock, have been named as county winners of the 2013 FA Community Awards by the FA and its Community Partner, McDonalds.

This is the second time Mark has been awarded FA Community Coach of the Year in recent years.

Belper Town’s Dave Laughlin said: “Everyone in the club are all delighted by Mark’s continued success and he fully deserves this recognition as he has masterminded the development of the junior and youth coaches at our Club.

“He works tirelessly to operate coaching sessions in the evenings and weekends and has built up a tremendous reputation locally as a farsighted and imaginative coach. He is always developing new ideas and schemes help to develop younger players to become better footballers.

“He also a committee member of the Belper Community Football Programme, a body set up to ensure sure all sections of the local community can get involved in football, irrespective of their individual ability.”