Editor of The Sportsman since 2016.
Mark has more than 20 years' experience working in newsrooms as a reporter, sub-editor and content manager working on titles including the Lancashire Evening Post and Wigan Observer.
He has been writing about rugby league since 1991 for a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines, mainly focusing on the ups and downs of Leigh Centurions.
A Bolton Wanderers fan who gets misty-eyed talking about the days of Jay Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff, he's a football and rugby league kit anorak.
It was on 17th August 1996 that a certain Mr David Beckham became a household name. A mere 22 years ago, the Manchester United midfielder scored the goal that propelled him towards…