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What the Clubs Say about FootballCV

The following testimonials are from clubs that have worked with FootballCV over the last 14 years.

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio

Former Sunderland and Swindon Town Manager

"Swindon Town FC recently worked with FootballCV on the Samsung 'Win a Pro' campaign and we were all very impressed with their professionalism and quality of service. It was a pleasure to work with them and hopefully this is a relationship that the club will continue to enjoy in the years ahead.”

Russell Slade

Russell Slade

Leyton Orient Manager

"FootballCV's organisation of the trials process for Samsung’s Win A Pro Contract was first class. Having seen one of the trials for myself I was reassured that the whole process was being managed in a thoroughly professional manner and I am sure that the players who reached the final stages would have been the best from the many thousands who entered the trials."

Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan

Scotland Manager

"I've loved every minute coaching the FootballCV lads - it has been really enjoyable and they're a good bunch. It's a good set up here and I wish them all the best."

Andy Sinton

Andy Sinton

Former England and Tottenham Hotspur player

"I think the FootballCV is a fantastic concept and provides a great opportunity for young players trying to get into the professional game. I am delighted to be part of that and help these players achieve their dreams."

Don Goodman

Don Goodman

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers player

"This is a great opportunity, a wonderful chance for these players. "

Barry Fry

Barry Fry

Director of Football at Peterborough United FC

"I've been to many footballcv Trial Days in the past and all the scouts take it very seriously. It has grown rapidly and it is fantastic they have set up a partnership with Rushden & Diamonds for this new Academy."

Chelsea FC

Grahame Browne

Chelsea FC

"FootballCV is an exciting and well organised company. Participants will travel long distances, safe in the knowledge that Tom and the guys at FootballCV will have invited and attracted scouts from all the country's top clubs to their events. Thereby, giving all players the most discerning and widest possible audience. It is well organised and takes in many venues across the country. There will be one near you soon. I must add that I have always found the hospitality first class too."

Liverpool FC

Graham Wren

Liverpool FC

"I found the FootballCV.com trials days very interesting and useful to players looking to get spotted and further their footballing career."

Coventry City FC

Carl McNally

Coventry City FC

"I have attended a fair few of the FootballCV events over the past couple of seasons, and the majority of these events have resulted in a players either being invited into the Academy for a trial period proper, for an open trial match or being put on our monitor list to follow up and watch them again with their clubs. The events are always well organised, well run by the staff, held at quality venues and the follow up communication and response times from the staff behind the scenes are second to none. It also provides scouts from clubs a different platform from the "norm" to look at many players in a short space of time all at one venue."

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Dave Hobson

Dave Hobson

Manchester United FC

"I have attended several FootballCV.com Trials Days in the past and have found them useful in my role as a scout for Manchester United FC. The standard of the players has been above average and I will continue to attend future trials when I can."

Liverpool FC

Jim Nichol

Newcastle United FC

"North-East giants Newcastle Utd are the latest club to show their support for FootballCV.com. Jim Nichol a scout for the club, who has attended previous Trials Days, commented "Having attended the inaugural FootballCV Trials Day on behalf of Newcastle Utd, I fully appreciated the friendly and sociable welcome and found the trials very well organised with the standard of the players being very good. Long may the Trials Days continue!"

Chelsea FC

John Bellinger

Chelsea FC

"I have attended several FootballCV.com Trials Days now and have always found them very well organised. The idea of watching over 100 players in one day is of great benefit to a scout and will continue to support the trials in the future."

Arsenal FC

Ken Fisher

Scout for Arsenal FC

"The FootballCV Trials Days I have attended have always been run to a high standard and the coaching staff helpful and organised. The lads taking part are given an insight into the professional game and can see what would be required to play at a higher level. There have been a number of players that I have been able to offer further trials to using my contacts at senior non-league level leading to FootballCV trialists playing at a higher level. I will always attend trials in the future and hope one day to ‘unearth a gem’ for the Premiership too."

Leeds United FC

Mark Smith

Leeds United FC

"Several scouts from the club have attended FootballCv trails days over the last couple of years. I find them a great opportunity to watch a good range of players of different ages in one day. The high standard of player make the visits very worthwhile. I have always found FootballCv staff to be professional in their approach and look forward to attending many more trails days in the future."

Nottingham Forest FC

Dave Fairbrother

Nottingham Forest FC

"I would highly recommend players to FootballCV. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to play in front of scouts from all levels of the game. In my role as scout for Nottingham Forest and Corby Town FC, its a real bonus that I can see so many lads at different age groups in one day. This is something that as scouts we are very rarely able to do. The coaches, management and all the officials at FootballCV are very profesional and the organisation on the days is first class. They make the players feel welcome and relaxed, as they also do with us scouts as well of course. Thanks to FootballCV, I have had many lads in for trials at clubs I am involved with. I firmly believe that players mature and progress at different ages and if they have the ability and just as important the right attitude, they will always have a chance to progress - FootballCV is giving them that chance and long may it continue."

Chelsea FC

Mark Taylor

Chelsea FC

"I think the concept is very good as it gives clubs the chance to see players of all levels and give them an opportunity to show their ability with a view to playing at a higher level.This is a good model for Scouts due to the high number of players attending and maybe finding player's for their clubs."

Aston Villa FC

Steve Hadjuk

Aston Villa FC

"I have attended numerous Football CV.com trial days and have always found them to be very well organised with great care taken to make sure that everyone has a chance to show what they can do. Scouts like myself are always given all the information we need if we wish to contact any player."

Bradford City FC

Lionel Meade

Bradford City FC

"I have attended a number of FootballCV trials and they have always been well run and showcasing talent that has slipped under the radar of the professional clubs (and top non league clubs). I have registered interest in a number of players that I have spotted at FootballCV trial day's and continue to monitor their progress and look forward to attending future FootballCV trials."

Cambridge United FC

Steve Carpenter

Cambridge United FC

"I find the trials days are very useful in my role for scouting youth talent. FootballCV run them very professionally and are always hospitbale. I will always endeavour to attend their trials and use their website."

Manchester City FC

Trevor Todd

Manchester City FC

"I would like to thank you for the invitation to attend your recent Trial Evaluation days at the Goals Centre in Sheffield and Middlesbrough. Both events were well organised and the FootballCV.com staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Some players develop much later than others, these players normally get overlooked. It is very important to get players in the Academy/Centre of Excellence system as soon as possible but it is never too late. Some older players can still make the grade, if they are technically good enough and have a good level of fitness."

Leicester City FC

Dave McNish

Leicester City FC

"I have attended a vast number of FootballCV events since its inception 12 years ago, both when I was Chief Scout at Grimsby Town and in my more recent scouting capacity with Leicester City. The organisation and running of FootballCV trials events has always been undertaken in a most professional manner, and the attention to detail has always been of paramount importance, both for scouts and trialists alike. I will continue to use Football CV as a source of recruitment for my club."

Manchester City FC

Bob Hughes

Manchester City FC

Bob Hughes, the Manchester City scout who spotted Kieran Davies said, "We hope Kieran develops with us and one day breaks through to the first team. The trials days are of great benefit to clubs at all levels, including the Premiership clubs and goes to show there is some exceptional talent on show. Footballcv also looked after us very well."

Blackburn Rovers FC

Tony Painter

Blackburn Rovers FC

"FootballCV.com trials are a good way for a scout to see up to 100 potential players at one time. They are always run professionally, with a friendly atmosphere. I have attended many trial days run by FootballCV.com and will continue to do so in the future."

Leicester City FC

Bob Mullan

Leicester City FC

"Bob Mullan, Recruitment and Admin Manager at Leicester City said "FootballCV.com have found a new innovative way of bringing together club representatives and would be trialists of all ages. The quick turnaround and professional approach of FootballCV.com means scouts have the opportunity to see the largest number of players in the shortest possible time. Leicester City have already benefited from attending previous Trials Days and will certainly be in attendance at future trials days."

West Bromwich Albion FC

David Winwood

West Bromwich Albion FC

David Winwood - currently Youth Scout for West Bromwich Albion who has also scouted for Manchester United, Arsena and Preston North Endl and has 32 years experience as a scout. "I think FootballCV.com is a great idea. It gives the clubs the chance to pick players who could be late developers or who missed the boat. Following the first Footballcv Trials Day two lads came to Preston, one from Grimsby. Also the hospitality was first class and we were very well looked after.

Ayr United FC

Billy McKie

Ayr United FC

"Many thanks, you provide an excellent resource. Ayr United FC will continue to use and support Football CV.Com. "

Oldham Athletic FC

Trevor Perry

Oldham Athletic FC

"The trials days are very professionally organised, communication between scouts, staff and the players themselves was efficient and effective.The standard of the players was good and each one seemed totally committed to showing himself in the best possible light. An excellent and very worthwhile day for all concerned. I look forward to the next one."

Reading FC

Steve Shorey

Reading FC

"FootballCV trials are a good way for a scout to see up to 100 potential players at one time. They are always run professionally, with a friendly atmosphere. I have attended many trial days run by Footballcv.com and will continue to do so in the future."

Swindon Town FC

Ken Ryder

Swindon Town FC

"I would like to thank you all (FootballCV) for the obvious hard work you have put into this project."

Professional Footballers Association

Richard Jobson

Professional Footballers Association

"From the PFA's point of view, we were delighted in the way in which the trials were organised. Thanks and congratulations must go to all the staff at FootballCV.com for all their hard work and effort which ensured that the project was a major success.” Richard Jobson – Professional Footballers Association on the LFE Assessment Trials run in association with the PFA and FootballCV.com Ltd."

Ron Atkinson

Ron Atkinson

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa Manager

"The set up here is fantastic and from what I saw the players are in very capable hands with the top quality coaching on offer. They have everything at their hands to succeed and really it is up to the players themselves to show the desire and enthusiasm to take their chance. I will be monitoring their progress with interest."

FourFourTwo

FourFourTwo

Mark Hanrahan, Commercial Director

"Four Four Two have worked with FootballCV for several years now in particular with 'Weekend Wonders' where they organised for the winners to play at grounds like Upton Park. They are the market leaders in running trials for aspiring footballers and the full-time academy they operate provides a marvelous opportunity for players to fulfil their dreams of becoming a pro player. We are delighted to be the Football Academy shirt sponsors for the 2010/11 season. We have also had the opportunity for the 442 team to play at pro clubs in corporate matches and believe our relationship will continue to go from strength to strength"

Samsung

Samsung

Martin Howard, Sponsorship Account Director

"Samsung selected ‘FootballCV’ to become both a partner and to run the trial process of our national 'Win a Pro Contract' campaign in 2010. The project is one of the most successful football activities the brand has run in the UK. FootballCV's knowledge and experience were vital in running the various stages and guaranteed that the campaign ran in a professional and efficient manner. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at FootballCV and we believe that they are the only company that could have managed the process to the standard required. We hope to be working with them again in the near future. Any company or organisation looking for a partner to run football-related events need FootballCV."

Professional Footballers Association

Gordon Taylor

Professional Footballers Association

FootballCV.com teamed up with The Professional Footballers Association for the past four years to run a series of trials for young players released from their contracts and scholarships from Premiership and Football League clubs. The PFA have found that many are released with little opportunity to showcase their talent to other clubs in the close season. With this in mind they joined forces with FootballCV.com to run ‘exit trials’.

Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the PFA commented “We have teamed up with FootballCV.com to enhance the existing PFA disengaged system by helping our members seek re-engagement through the organisation of trial matches.” Graham Starmer, Managing Director of FootballCV.com Ltd, reiterated saying “We are delighted to be working with the PFA and believe these trials will considerably benefit young players in finding a new club”.

Terry Holbrook

Terry Holbrook

Former Premier League Referee

"Having been involved at FootballCV events for a number of years, I am pleased to see so many talented players get the chance to perform in front of club scouts. Having worked at the highest level in football I can say the trial days are professionally run and give players the opportunity to perform at some of the countries best stadiums and at the same time impress potential employers."

Bruce Tilt

Bruce Tilt

Coaching Director, International Football Group

"Coaching Director Bruce Tilt would like to thank FootballCV for their professionalism and commitment to the development of our Australian players at the academy. I have no hesitation in recommending the experience at FootballCV to any aspiring young player looking for the assistance to improve their game; the challenges of a professional environment and the answers they seek on their football journey."

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