A winning mentality

The Association of Sporting Directors in association with PLAYERWORKS CSM hosted leaders from the football industry at the CSM offices in London to discuss A Winning Mentality. The event include leading insight from IAAF President Lord Seb Coe and former All Blacks captain Sean Fitpatrick. Read the analysis from board member Alistair Milner here, below offers some highlights. Continue reading A winning mentality

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

Analytics in Football – the past, the present and the future

By Professor Ian McHale It is nearly 20 years since the Oakland Athletics employed Paul dePodesta, and Billy Beane started to use analytics to gain an edge in Major League Baseball. Outside of sport, we have since entered the era of big data, and mega-corporations like Google, Amazon, and Facebook boast about using analytics in all aspects of their businesses. Elsewhere in sport, the success … Continue reading Analytics in Football – the past, the present and the future

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