We are proud to officially announce Marcus Gayle as a KickOff@3 ambassador. He has been supporting us and our events for some time and has done us the honour of lending his name and vast experience to our work with young grassroots footballers.
Marcus began his professional career at Brentford on leaving school at 16, making over 230 appearances over 2 spells, divided by a period on loan. In 1994 he signed for Wimbledon 1994 for whom he appeared 285 times, of which 204 were in the Premier League. Marcus headed over the border to Glasgow Rangers in 2001 but only made 4 appearances before joining Watford, playing for the Hornets 115 times. He also received the accolade of representing Jamaica in the 1998 World Cup appearing a total of 18 times. Marcus finished his playing career at AFC Wimbledon embarking upon a coaching role for the reserves over four seasons.
For the last 4 years he has worked with with “Kick It Out” delivering equality and diversity educational workshops all across the country to academy players, staff and parents. He is always available to mentor young people and support organisations like KickOff@3.
Since becoming our Ambassador, Marcus has been an enormous support to the young players at our tournaments, happy to engage, encourage and dispense both advice and awards. He has even donned the boots again for the KickOff@3 team in support of anti-knife crime charities.
Trust us, he hasn’t lost the skills.