What Students Are Saying


I took Ged’s A.F.C.A.S scouting workshops to improve my knowledge of football. Less than a year I was scouting for professional football clubs. Great workshops, great information

Nick Jones
First Team Scout - Lincoln City FC

Highly recommend GEDs workshops especially the scouting/recruitment and the tactical/analysis. A fun but informative environment on top of network building, diversity and inclusion. A real feel of ‘on the job’ experience in scouting provided. 5 stars from me given my own development from taking the above workshops!

Reece Jackson
First team scout - Lincoln City FC

If you are aspiring to work for a professional club in recruitment, then AFCAS is for you!
AFCAS provides all aspiring people with a passion for the game, a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop the key factors in recruitment. The workshops are welcoming, supportive and engaging and allow opportunities to enhance your personal development.
Ged has excellent contacts in the game, which enables exciting opportunities for candidates that demonstrate the requirements from the levels of the courses.

Marc Tracy
Chief Scout - Lincoln City FC

Great for networking, met some great people on the workshop, some I regularly still speak to and through this managed to get a senior scouting role. Also to learn different types of scouting, from opposition, to pacific player reporting. Well worth the time and effort. To learn off Ged who is very experienced in top level scouting roles was extremely beneficial to me and made me a better scout

Matthew Hodges
Q.P.R. - U17's - U19's Scout

5 star courses I would highly recommend to any Coach, Scout or Analyst.
Having first completed courses with other providers I was then recommended AFCAS. I can honestly say that the knowledge gained from Ged’s courses has been invaluable and a key contributor in my current role within a Champions League Women’s club.
The small personable groups, the guidance and knowledge gained and the feedback given helps you think, watch and analyse games like a scout producing high quality in-depth reports

Karl Craven
Apollon Limassol Ladies FC, Assistant coach and Analyst.

“Really enjoyed the scouting courses hosted by Ged. Delivered in an interactive setting that allows all participants to have a voice and deliver their views on what they see. Teaches the fundamentals of scouting, enhances this through the course levels and prepares scouts for real scouting activities!”

Phil Cowen
Head of Talent ID - Glasgow Rangers FC

I have attended all the AFCAS workshops and found them to be an excellent guide into the world of scouting. Ged’s knowledge of the game is outstanding and provides a wonderful springboard into the professional world. The opportunities that the courses have provided me are second to none. It has lifted my analytical skills to a completely new level.
At US Mondorf, we have implemented the knowledge and structure provided by the courses to create something unique in Luxembourgish football)

Adam Pate
Chief Scout of US Mondorf-les-Bains

I highly recommend the Scouting/Recruitment workshops. Ged shares insider knowledge in a friendly way, with  Scouts/Coaches from all around the world in attendance. Deepen your Football knowledge with these 5 Star workshops ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Andy Hunt
Football coach and former English Premier League & Football League forward of Charlton Athletic, W.B.A. and Newcastle United

Whilst most scouting courses teach you the theory and principles behind talent identification, Ged’s AFCAS workshops are different, they actually teach you how to scout in a fun, engaging and interactive way. Whether it’s analysing in or out of possession or position specific, Ged will take your scouting to the next level.

Paul Turner-Mitchell
Coordinator & Academy Scout Manchester City Football Club

I have known Ged for 14 years and worked with him at five clubs in the Football League and in the Premier League as my first team scout and also as my chief scout. Ged’s work has always been of the highest standard showing great knowledge and understanding of scouting.
Having attended the AFCAS workshops myself I would have no hesitation in recommending attending these to anyone currently working at a club or looking to start a career in scouting

Ian Hendon
UEFA Pro license coach, and former Premier League First Team coach and football league manager

I have worked with Ged at a number of professional football clubs and the scout reports he created were always very detailed and of the highest standard.
Ged’s knowledge and experience is now passed on through his excellent interactive scouting workshops which I highly recommend

Lee Harrison
Wycombe Wanderers - First-team Goalkeeper Coach

Having done all the courses available from levels 1-6, it has improved my Scouting,  analysis and reports. I’ve managed to gain jobs at clubs in the English pyramid using the methods discussed and the  information in the courses.
In My role now as Head of Recruitment, I use the player templates or refer to them on every assessment to make sure I cover every base.Ged is Brilliant at breaking things down and allowing everyone to bounce their ideas off each other on the tasks. Every Workshop, I have taken something away from and added it to my beliefs to create  individual templates that I use at West Ham United.Fantastic courses and the best ones about, a must for any ambitious scout wanting to get into the game or progress in it .

Mark Higgins
Chief scout of West Han United Women

I have attended the AFCAS workshops personally and found it to be insightful and groundbreaking linked to the world of scouting.
Ged Searson’s knowledge and experience is a fantastic learning experience and following this course, I have invited him to deliver a CPD event at Fleetwood Town FC.
The FFC Academy scouting team were tested and challenged on their current knowledge together with different ways of identifying players and different organizations/ preparations for matches 

Scott Mancnill
Head of Academy Requirement - Fleetwood Town FC

I worked with Ged for a number of years in the Premier League at West Ham United. Ged’s scouting reports were always detailed and of a very high standard which was expected at the highest level. I have I have attended the Level 1 to Level 3 – Pro Scouting Workshop myself, and I would recommend anyone interested in scouting to attend Ged’s AFCAS courses and workshops to learn from his experience in the game

Neil McDonald
Former West Ham United Assistant Manager and football league Manager

I have attended AFCAS Scouting workshops, and would highly recommend these workshops to all football intermediaries. Ged passes on his knowledge and experience as a Premier League Scout and as a Chief Scout to his attendees teaching how recruitment at the highest level is structured.
These scouting workshops are insightful and would aid any football intermediaries looking to progress in the football industry

Tony Sharkey
Founder of ‘The Football Transfer Forum’ and The ASA Football Agent Courses