Soccer: Murdoch University Melville recruits former Newcastle Jets coach Mark Jones as technical director

MUM FC technical director Mark Jones with club president Dave Kindness.
MUM FC technical director Mark Jones with club president Dave Kindness.

MURDOCH University Melville FC president Dave Kindness says the recruitment of Mark Jones will help take the club to the next level.

Jones – who arrived at the State League Division 2 set-up in late 2017 – has slotted into the role of technical director.

His extensive history in the game includes 10 years as a player and close to 30 as a coach, with stints in the A-League and at international level with the Asian Football Confederation.

Kindness said the off-field recruit would add a wealth of experience and professionalism that would filter throughout the club.

“I showed him the dream, you might say, and he saw potential in a club of our size,” Kindness said of the pair’s early chats.

“He was over the top of what I expected we could get.”

Jones, who as late as last May was head coach of the Newcastle Jets, said he was keen to help both coaches and players.

“We have a curriculum mapping out what to do. With respect to that I want to show more specifically how and why we do things,” he said.

The former Perth Glory assistant said he was happy to be back in WA in a role that will develop young players and utilise his experience to “coach coaches”.

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