Our First Event!
Our first 'Soccer Talent Search' Event was a huge success! All the players thoroughly enjoyed it. It was great to see so many scouts from top local clubs attending.
As well as local players, we had players attending from France, Holland, USA and Trinidad & Tobago. Due to the success of our first event, we are currently in talks with Merseyside Youth Association to confirm dates for a 12 yrs - 16 yrs event and a second 16 yrs - 24 yrs event (dates will be confirmed soon, but will more than likely be taking place towards the end August).
It was good to see some of the lads faces when Sammy Lee (ex Liverpool and England international) turned up to check the talent and offered a few words of wisdom to players... It was even funnier when Jesper from Holland didnt know who he was and the other players had to Google him to tell him exactly who he was!! :)
Not only was this event a sucess from our (Soccer Search UK) point of view, but its great to see lads from different countries becoming mates (Charlie 'The Scouser' and Dakota 'Mr USA') and keeping in touch with each other even after the event has finished... Football brings people together.
It was a pleasure working with Tom (our Coach) and it was great to hear so many nice comments from the players about him... especially after he worked them so hard throughout the week.
On a final note, to all the players involved in our last event... Dont worry, you will alll be receiving your profiles, copies of our video footage and photos of you guys playing. The phone app will be ready soon (hopefully within the next two weeks) where you can keep up to date with all things 'Soccer Search' and download your pictures and videos!
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death,
I am very disappointed with that attitude.
I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
- Bill Shankly