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3 July 2023

Distinguished football executive starts role at the club.

- Mark Cartwright joins Huddersfield Town as Sporting Director
- Mark has worked in highest levels at the USL, Stoke City & the FA
- Comments from Chief Executive Jake Edwards

We’re delighted to welcome Mark Cartwright to Huddersfield Town as the club’s new Sporting Director.

Mark, who has a distinguished career as a Sporting Director, Technical Director and agent across the UK and United States, starts his new role at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex today (Monday 3 July 2023) as the players return for pre-season training.

He arrives at the club a month after leaving his position as Sporting Director of the United Soccer League (USL), where he worked alongside our Chief Executive Jake Edwards in steering the organisation into an unparalleled period of growth. Under Mark’s guidance, USL clubs broke the league’s outgoing transfer record on several occasions as the profile and quality of its players improved.

New owner Kevin Nagle’s other football club, Sacramento Republic, worked under Edwards and Cartwright as a member club in the USL Championship.

Prior to his move to the United States, Mark spent nearly eight years as Technical Director at Stoke City during their tenure in the Premier League. First appointed by the club in 2012, he became one of the early pioneers in the English game in such a role.

Chester-born Mark has also worked extensively as an agent, in mentorship for the Football Association and in coaching on the back of a decade-long playing career for the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Shrewsbury Town, Wrexham, Halifax Town and the Wales Under-21 side.

Chief Executive Jake Edwards commented:

“I have worked closely with Mark in our previous roles at the USL and so I know what an asset he will be to Huddersfield Town.

“Although the Sporting Director role is a varied one, player recruitment and contract management are vital components of that, and Mark has a huge global network of contacts in the game that he can call upon.

“However, Mark’s skills at developing staff and creating an elite culture at the training ground will be hugely important in his other responsibilities, such as ensuring we have strong player pathways from the Academy, and in managing other areas such as medical, sports science and analysis.

“His work alongside Neil Warnock has already begun, and I look forward to him building on the already solid foundations we have at the club.”

A full interview with Mark will appear later across the club’s channels!

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