1 Day, 28 Clubs, 60 Players
As you probably know, at Inter Sports Management, we are all about second chances.
We know how difficult it is for lower league players to get back into the game, re-ignite their passion and making a name for themselves. That's why we are hosting our very own Talent Identification Events, specially catered for players between 18 and 25 years old, so that they can have another opportunity to impress professional scouts and coaches.
In this edition of our blog, we highlight some of the biggest and most exciting clubs scouting our events, offering our players unique opportunities and pathways in their careers.
Rangers FC -
Arguably the biggest club at the April event, Rangers were one of the clubs to confirm their attendance fairly early on when our trial was first announced. The Scottish Premiership Champions of this season have won their domestic league a record 55 times, an incredible achievement regardless of which league or level you compete in.
Club Brugge -
A club which most people probably thought would never scout a trial event in London, Belgian top division front-runners and UEFA Champions League regulars Club Brugge were probably a surprise package club to many, but they have confirmed their attendance via a Football Scouts HQ livestream. Could you get a contract at this HUGE club and be apart of a Champions League setup? Apply for our events here.
Stoke City -
The Potters are a big club with rich history of being an established Premier League team up until their recent decline into the second tier of English Football. Even still, the Sky Bet Championship is a fantastic division that always proves to be unpredictable, fiery, passionate and extremely competitive. With Stoke sitting comfortably mid-table, they will be wanting to make a strong push for the play-offs next season with some new recruits, could you be one of them?
Stevenage FC -
One of many EFL sides we have scouting the event, Stevenage have been strugglers in League 2 for the past couple of seasons, but a resurgence in form in the last few months has seen The Boro move towards mid-table and well out of the relegation fight. Can they maintain this form and push on next season?
Exeter City -
Famed for their success with churning out and producing very talented players in their academy and coaching system, Exeter City will be scouting our ID Event in April looking for their next generation of players. Some of these players noted have either been produced through the youth system, or played for them and moved onto bigger and better things. Most notably, Ethan Ampadu, Ollie Watkins and Matt Grimes.
Sheffield Wednesday -
With relegation to Sky Bet League One seeming ever likely, Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to bounce straight back into the Championship under manager Darren Moore. A mixture of youth and experience will be needed, so can you be apart of the rebuild under a club that has been in the Championship for a long time.
The New Saints (TNS) -
A dominant Welsh club, TNS are very successful in the JD Cymru Premier, having won the title a record 8 times in a row between 2012 and 2019. They also compete regularly in the Champions League and Europa League qualifiers with the aim to make it to the group stages sooner or later. This club would definitely be a great step for any aspiring player wanting to hone their ability whilst tasting success and continental football competitions.
Peterborough United FC -
Peterborough have built an exciting, attacking team with quality players such as Siriki Dembele, Sammie Szmodics and Mo Eisa. They are currently sitting 2nd in League One and look set for promotion into the Championship. With them scouting our Talent ID Event, it means that they will be keeping an eye on players who they think can help them establish themselves as a second tier club.
IF Elfsborg -
Based in Sweden, Elfsborg definitely offer our trial players a unique opportunity, especially for English based footballers. Not many English players ply their trade abroad, but it is definitely getting more fashionable and recognised nowadays, with a complete change of culture and scenery, it can be lucrative for many people. Elfsborg finished 2nd in the Swedish Allsvenskan last season and have just started their 2021 season, only playing one game so far.
El Paso Locomotive FC -
Competing in the USL Championship in America, El Paso are another club who offer our players the opportunity to experience American Soccer and have a complete lifestyle change when compared to the UK. They finished top of their group in the main season last year and with the new season starting in May, they will be keen to bolster their squad with exciting talent. Do you think you can impress them? Click here.
There we have it, 10 of the biggest and most exciting clubs coming to our Talent Identification Event in April. We have many more clubs attending, go and check them out on our other socials by following our Linktree.