Scouts set to flock to Livingston to check out young talent


The football version of the X-Factor for footballers will take place at the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium as a number of scouts will be in attendance on Sunday 6th November when the latest FootballCV trials take place.

The website database for footballers of all ages is returning to Scotland for another trials day with scouts from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clubs and representatives from a number of teams in the Irn-Bru Football League expected to be in attendance at Livingston, along with scouts from south of the border.

On the day, players in the Over-18s, Under-18s, Under-16s and Under-14s age groups will be given the chance to shine.

At the start of September FootballCV staged an event at Middlesbrough that led to Celtic making an enquiry regarding a FootballCV trialist from the Under-16 age group, and npower Championship side Leicester City have spoken to players who appeared in the Over-18s, Under-18s and Under-16s matches. In the latter category that player went on a trial with the Foxes and appeared in a match against Coventry City at the start of this month; St Mirren are also monitoring one of the players who appeared that day.

With so many more scouts in attendance for this event, there are potentially great opportunities on offer for any players that stand out and with places still available any players interested in further information are advised to visit www.footballcv.com or ring the FootballCV booking line on 01933 420000 (Option 1).

This is a chance for kids who feel they have a talent on a football pitch, to go along to Livingston and give it their best shot in the hope that someone notices them.

I firmly believe that if clubs find talent at youth or grassroots level at events like these, it can only be good for the future of our game, just maybe a club may just find a gem or two this Sunday.

Alan Hansen once said, “You can’t win anything with kids!” but how wrong was he!

The finding and development of kids is one of the most important things at a football club and if a handful of kids or even only one player is discovered on Sunday at these FootballCV trails, then it makes the whole thing worthwhile.

Lets hope that the FootballCV trails are a success for everyone involved and we can host more events like this in the future.

For more information about footballcv.com, please visit www.footballcv.com.


About Author

Chief Features Writer for Scotzine.com. Sean has written for various publications and websites over the years and has been involved with making documentaries on Aberdeen Football Club, Dundee United Football Club, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and Jock Stein and also Radio programmes, one of which "Old Firm Day" won a Bronze Sony Award. He also worked in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. His love of writing started off with The Punter and has gone on to write for the following FIFA magazine, 442, Scotland's Oracle, Players Inc, British Football Week, ESPN, Give Me Football, Inside Futbol, 67 Fanzine and the matchday programmes of Aberdeen, Carlisle United, Montrose, Partick Thistle, Stockport County and Queen's Park. He has also been asked to write a blog for Youth Football Scotland on St.Mirren YFC such was his passion for football at every level from Grassroots to the professional game.

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