PFSA Testimonials

The PFSA stand at the forefront of talent identification training, offering top-tier scouting courses in the UK and internationally. Join us as we take a journey through the experiences of our members and celebrate the collective accomplishments of our growing PFSA family.
The PFSA are industry-leading providers of talent identification training (scouting courses) in both the UK and overseas. We value your feedback and pride ourselves on continuing to improve our services to our members. Please see below our testimonials from various members of the PFSA including Ryan Giggs, Shaun Goater, David Dunn, Timons Paul (Bayern Munich), Andy Howe (AFC Bournemouth) and most importantly Academy Manager’s, Head’s of Recruitment and Football Scouts of whom are influential in championing the continuous development of talent identification within their clubs and football in general.

"The PFSA is a great resource for new and experienced football scouts. The course is well structured and covers all aspects of scouting. I have no hesitation on recommending the association for developing and delivering relevant scout courses in the near future."

Ryan Giggs

Manchester United Legend

"Having attended the PFSA 2 day scouting course, I have no hesitation in providing a recommendation to those who are looking to further their career as a Football Scout. The course was very informative and covers a wide range of relevant topics. Thanks guys!"

Shaun Goater

Ex Manchester City

"Its great to see football scouts getting the respect they all deserve. They are the first point of contact for players at all levels. I have an enormous amount of respect for the association and have no hesitation in recommending the PFSA"

Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City

"Really enjoyed the Level 2 course at Hotel Football manchester, it was very informative and gives users of the course a solid grounding in technical scouting."

Timon Pauls

Head of Youth Scouting (Bayern Munich)

I recently completed the PFSA's Talent Identification Level 1 in Football online which enbled me to work through at my own pace which I found really beneficial, fitting around life and work.

As a grassroots coach, the content on the course really resonated with me and helped me to relate my experiences as a coach to the world of scouting, and vice versa. Highly recommended.



“I thoroughly enjoyed the PFSA Talent Identification in Football Level Two Online Course. The interactive nature of the course was the most enjoyable aspect, the platform is so user friendly. I was able to navigate the content at my own pace which allowed me to revisit aspects which I didn’t grasp first time round. The tasks and questions allowed me to test my knowledge at regular intervals and helped me to consider aspects of scouting at a deeper level than ever before. I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn more about Football Scouting and Talent Identification in Football.“



"I have no hesitation recommending the Professional Football Scouts Association in training and developing ex football players when they retire or thinking about a career change to train as a football scout."

David Dunn

Ex Blackburn Rovers

“Really enjoyed the course! Thank you for coming in guys!"


Hearts FC Captain

"After attending the PFSA Level 2 course in Bournemouth I can’t recommend this course highly enough. The two day course was very detailed and well delivered. There were numerous group tasks which often brought great discussion amongst the new and experienced scouts who were in attendance which was good as it allowed everyone to share their knowledge and experience"

Andy Howe

Head of 1st Team Recruitment (UK). AFC Bournemouth

"The Football Group would like to thank Purvis Ali and his team at PFSA for looking after our academy students who took part in the Football Level Two Online Course. Our students found the platform easy to use and highly informative and the ability go back, and finish of different tasks is a great plus. We would recommend this course to anyone around the world who would like to become a scout and learn about talent identification. The students also found the aftercare / service provided by PFSA after the course a great bonus for their future career choice. We as a company will now be using PFSA Talent ID as part of our Academy Course."

Majid Lavji

MD, The Football Group

"This is a necessity for the football industry today. From a journalist’s point of view, the PFSA is an association for scouts to unite, have a voice and gain recognition for the tough and unappreciated work they do. If you’re a scout, or are looking to be a scout, I urge you to book your place on to the next course because what you will learn there is invaluable."

Brogan Kay-Jessop

London Based Journalist

Brilliant 2 days! Gave us as a group a different and better way to scout players and to look for players differently. Some excellent scenarios and stories, great learning curve!"

Gary Kirk

Head of Recruitment. Hearts FC

"The PFSA offers everyone that is either involved or wants to be involved in the recruitment side of the professional game, the opportunity to have an in depth insight in how 1st team management make use of resources. All courses are so informative and allow you to network with all professionals from top to bottom. It’s been a pleasure to work with all staff at the PFSA in 2018 and I look forward to more In 2019."

Conor Agar

Senior Academy Scout. Bournemouth AFC

"Really enjoyed the course and it was a pleasure to make new contacts"

Ollie Waldron

Head of Scouting. Leicester City

"Found the course interesting, learnt some different parts of Scouting I wouldn’t have thought about. Looking forward to completing the On-line Talent Identification in Football Level 2 course."



"We were invited by the MLS to attend the PFSA Scouting Course in Dallas; It was an amazing opportunity and very good learning experience to discuss about scouting procedures with other MLS Teams; this is a very important course who helped us all and I highly recommend."

Bruno Costa

Head of Scouting. SJ Earthquakes (MLS)

"Always good to delve into scouting and refresh on the topic. Great to hear how things are done differently outside of Orlando." Excellent!"

Omar Vallejo

Chief Scout. Orlando City SC (MLS)

"The PFSA scouting network has give. Me the opportunity to provide reports for a wide variety of clubs from the football league to the national league. The experience has allowed me to really develop my report writing and spend time watching footballers at professional level. The PFSA Level 2 is a great course to develop the key skills to be an effective scout and provides you with lots of useful tools and information. Look forward to completing the Level 3 in the future."

Matthew Johnson

Senior Academy Scout. Bournemouth AFC

"Very interesting and informative course, with thoughtful points and discussion. Makes you think and consider things from a different point of view. Well delivered. Personal interactions facilitate productive conversations/analysis."

Luiz Muzzi

Executive Vice President. Orlando City SC (MLS)

"Excellent course!! Tutors are extremely informative and cleared lots of things up in regards to scouting. Looking forward to the next course!"

Ricardo Moreira

Director of Scouting. Orlando City SC (MLS)