Mark Pennington is a former youth professional player from Sunderland in England. He currently holds a Canadian Soccer Association National A License and an F.A. Coaching Certificate from England. Mark studied at the University of Northumbria completing a degree in Sports Development and Coaching in 2003 while playing for the University men’s soccer team. Mark also played in the European Student Championships in Paris 2001 and Amsterdam in 2002.
Locally Mark has worked in numerous elite level environments including the Vancouver Whitecaps, TSS, BC Soccer, and as an assistant with the Canada U20 Women’s team. Mark is currently coaching the U18 Girls and U13 Girls Intake team with our Regional Partner Coastal FC in the BC Soccer Premier League. As a Coach Mark has led his teams to 5 Provincial Championship’s, and a National Championship title in 2008. He will be trying for another National Championship with his U18 Girls who have just qualified for the Nationals.
Mark brings a wealth of experience and is a Learning facilitator for BC Soccer, conducting numerous coaching courses in the lower mainland. He is qualified to train Coaches in active start, learn to train, soccer for life and fundamentals.