Neighbourhood Champs: TEENAGER ACTS AS A ROLE MODEL.
TEENAGER Mark Newton juggles his GCSEs with being a charity clarinettist, youth leader and football coach.
The hardworking 16-year-old from Childwall gives up his spare time to entertain, act as a role model to younger children and coach the beautiful game.
Now Mark has been named a Neighbourhood Champ after proud mum Lynne nominated him.
He said: 'I am delighted to have won. It is really hard work fitting it allin because I am in my final year at school.
'I want to be a primary school teacher so working with the kids is great. I am like an extra big brother for a lot of them.'
Mark is working hard for his GCSEs at St Margaret's High school in Aigburth but manages to fit in: n Helping out as a youth group leaderat his local church All Saints every week.
n Coaching the after-school junior football team at Childwall Church of England school.
n Raising funds for the Marie Curie hospice in Woolton where Mark's grandad died. He also gives regular concerts on his clarinet there.
n Organising a spring clean on his street by getting a group of friends together to clear up the beer cans, litter and dead branches lying around.
His mum Lynne said: 'Mark is a normal lad who loves Liverpool Football Club, sailing, cycling, music and being a DJ but most of all he loves people and life
DEDICATION: Mark Newton, right, coaching the Childwall C of E Football Team