Football Innovation UK 2017 Speakers

Mark Allen

Academy Director, Manchester City FC


Mark joined Manchester City as Academy Director in 2008.
He left Swindon Town Football Club as a player and took the offer of a US Scholarship in 1982; he graduated with a BSC in Business and Accountancy.
On securing his UEFA Coaching Badges, Mark embarked on the Youth Development role at City, having spent 13 years at MTV as Managing Director and E.V.P of its Broadcast Division.
On his tenure to date, Manchester City has won National titles for Under 12-18s, they are current Champions in their National category for Under 11s, 13s, 15s and 18s. The 2015/16 Season was rounded off with Manchester City reaching the final of the FA Youth Cup for the second successive Season and six Academy-produced players making their First Team Premier League debuts.