Gateshead Football Club is delighted to confirm that Ben Clark is set to take on a full-time role as Community Officer at Gateshead FC Foundation.
Clark has balanced his role as Community Officer alongside a position as Gateshead FC Academy’s under 19 coach since March 2020, and will now step back from his academy role to work with Gateshead FC Foundation on a full-time basis.
The former captain and manager will continue to build upon Gateshead FC Foundation’s work in the local area, with this week seeing him lead another of the highly popular free half-term football camps at Gateshead International Stadium.
Clark has also led the Utilita Energy Junior Heed Club on Saturday mornings throughout the past season, as well as hosting walking football sessions at Gateshead International Stadium, Birtley Leisure Centre and Cleveland Hall.
“Over the last two years, Gateshead FC Foundation has gone from strength to strength with its work in the community,” said Gateshead FC Foundation Trustee, Steven Thornton.
“So much so, that the foundation now needs to increase its coaching capacity.
“What better way to do this than by employing the main reason for its growth, Ben Clark, in a full-time role to continue his excellent work.”
Clark relinquishes his role with the club’s under 19s having guided his side to the National League U19 Alliance Division I and League Cup double during the 2021/22 season, with Eddie Thomas, Kyle Errington and Lewis Leech all earning professional contracts for the upcoming campaign.
As a result of Clark’s departure from Gateshead FC Academy, the club will now be accepting applications for the role of U19s Academy Coach.
To apply for the role or to request more information, contact us by email at [email protected].