Kennington boss Dan Scorer appoints Mark Wallis as his new coach
KENNINGTON manager Dan Scorer has appointed Mark Wallis as his new first-team coach, following the departure of Ollie Finch.
The former Ashford United, Lydd Town and Sevenoaks Town man has teamed up with the Southern Counties East Football League First Division side that plays at Homelands Stadium in Ashford.
"I’m excited to have Mark on board as part of the management team. He has a real hunger to step back into football and his motivation to be involved is exactly what I wanted,” Scorer told Kennington’s website when breaking the news on Friday.
"Mark enjoyed a great playing career in Kent - he knows the league and this level well, with great experience that will be put to good use.
"Mark is a real winner. He was a natural leader on the pitch with a real tenacious work ethic, and I think those are great qualities that will really help to continue pushing the players forward."
Of his new club, Wallis added: "I’m really excited to get going. I met with Dan and discussed the club and how he has built the current environment and I was very impressed.
"I’ve been around the Kent Invicta/Southern Counties East Football League for many years and the squad Dan has managed to build without a budget is fantastic. They‘re all in it together, which is really hard to find in non-league football.
"I know the majority of the players, having played with many of them before so I know they are great bunch. It’s a different role for me and something I can’t wait to get stuck into.
"I really feel this team will be in the race for promotion this year, and could certainly push for the title, which is something I would love to achieve here.
"With pre-season now upon us, I’m glad I’m now on the coaching side so I can leave the running to the players!"
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