New club secretary to replace FA-bound Mark
We have a debut-maker off the pitch today with Chris Clark attending his first match as the Town’s new club secretary.
Replacing Mark Dennis, who has left Kenilworth Road to work for the Football Association as the England Teams Operations Coordinator U17s, Chris joined the Hatters from Stevenage, where he had spent the past two-and-a-half years working as the Hertfordshire club’s football secretary.
Prior to that Chris had worked as Charlton Athletic’s training ground administrator from February 2011 to March 2012, and as QPR’s head of academy operations for 15 months before joining Stevenage.
Speaking to lutontown.co.uk this week, Chris said: “I would like to thank the staff and Board for the warm welcome I have already received. I am privileged to have joined the club and at such a promising time, with the off-pitch developments of the training ground and new stadium, to the strong start to the season on the pitch.
“I previously worked with the manager, and Paul Hart and Jared Roberts-Smith, at Charlton Athletic. That backroom team was successful and the opportunity to work with them again was a further appeal to join.”
Currently studying for a masters (LLM) in Sports Law & Practice, Chris added: “I am grateful for the opportunity and development Stevenage gave me and I hope to continue the excellent work that Mark Dennis has prepared in the football administration department here. I now look forward to the new challenges, opportunities and successes with the club.”
Everyone at Kenilworth Road would like to welcome Chris to Luton Town, while wishing Mark every success at St George’s Park in the national set-up hoping he’ll make sure a few Luton youngsters are given a chance.