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

What happens when two sports legends get together?

By Alistair Milner Last week I was in the company of an audience of elite football leaders and two sporting greats who were sharing inspiring insights about their careers. From my professional perspective, in the world of high performance talent, it was fascinating to hear how different sports can learn from each other and how defeat and under-performance can spur sportsmen and women on to “strip … Continue reading What happens when two sports legends get together?

Role ambiguity in the Sporting Director position in football

By Dr Dan Parnell Over the past two decades, football has developed into a hyper-commodified multimillion-pound industry involving a range of stakeholders from investors, global media, sponsorships and supporters. One strategy aimed at creating more sustainable football operations, embraced in European football but received more reluctantly in English football, is the recruitment of a Sporting Director. Despite more and more clubs adopting this strategy, the … Continue reading Role ambiguity in the Sporting Director position in football

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