The FA Level 5 Technical Directors visit the RAF Brize Norton

The FA Level 5 for Technical Directors was born out of the increasing volume of clubs looking to develop a long term coherent strategy for the benefit of their football club. The FA Level 5 for Technical Directors course looks to challenge and support those individuals who are currently in the role as a Technical/ Sporting director or have been succession planed by clubs. The … Continue reading The FA Level 5 Technical Directors visit the RAF Brize Norton

Sporting Directors meet to analyse Football Recruitment Post-Brexit

Squire Patton Boggs hosted a high profile event for Sporting Directors to discuss and analyse post-Brexit football recruitment. The international guest list of football leaders discussed one of the major pressing issues of our time with guest speakers from Squire Patton Boggs, the 21st Club, and representatives from English football bodies. Image: Leading analysis by Supinder Sian of Squire Patton Boggs Images: Guests from the … Continue reading Sporting Directors meet to analyse Football Recruitment Post-Brexit

Shoosmiths hosts prestigious annual event for sporting directors from across Europe

Shoosmiths’ new Elite Advisory team has hosted a high profile event for Sporting Directors from more than 20 top football clubs from across Europe, where key issues such as the impact of Brexit on how they can sign new players, were discussed. Guests at the two day event for the Association of Sporting Directors, heard from the Football Association’s Technical Director Dan Ashworth, who ahead … Continue reading Shoosmiths hosts prestigious annual event for sporting directors from across Europe

Sporting Directors gain insight from The FA and academia

In two events hosted by Shoosmiths an international cohort of leading sporting directors met to discuss current issues in football, gain an understanding of England’s men’s preparation ahead of the World Cup 2018 in Russia and build their understanding of educational opportunities. More on the event is covered here. Image: Stepanie Sturges of Manchester Metropolitan University and colleagues from Shoosmiths elite advisory team. Image: Tony … Continue reading Sporting Directors gain insight from The FA and academia

Regional Seminars to discuss Minors in Football and Recruitment Strategies

Association of Sporting Directors seminar, November 2017 Recently, the Association of Sporting Directors, in partnership with SRi and Squire Patton Boggs LLP, held two regional seminars in Manchester and London to discuss Minors in Football, recruitment strategies, rules and regulations. Attended by representatives from 22 Premier League and Football League clubs, the seminars looked closely at what the future holds for clubs’ talent identification departments and how they … Continue reading Regional Seminars to discuss Minors in Football and Recruitment Strategies