Meet Jimmy Hayes and Chris McGrath, the Premier League Academy Scouts currently in India looking for talents

India Khelo Football in collaboration with ProSoccerGlobal have brought in two Premier League Academy Scouts Jimmy Hayes and Chris Mcgrath to India to have a look and assess young Indian footballers

Football, for many, is not just a sport; it’s a lifelong dream that starts at a young age. In India, where football has captured the hearts of countless aspiring players, the IKF Workshop by India Khelo Football is bringing that dream within reach. Central to this opportunity are two remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to football – Jimmy Hayes and Chris McGrath.

Before we dive into why their presence at the upcoming workshop is so significant, let’s get acquainted with these football virtuosos.

Jimmy Hayes: The Visionary Scout

With over 40 years in football, Jimmy Hayes, a lifelong Liverpool FC enthusiast, offers a wealth of experience. From player to coach, he’s now a Premier League Academy scout and Co-Director at ProSoccer Global. His global journey includes playing, coaching, and scouting in various countries. Since 2015, as ProSoccerGlobal’s Co-Director, Jimmy’s insights into elite youth development have grown, making him a valuable asset to the global football community.

As someone who has nurtured talents and seen them rise to global stages, I am here with a promise – a promise of recognition, nurturing, and growth. This workshop is your arena to shine, to showcase the dedication and hard work you have put in day in and day out. The Premier League Academy and Pro Soccer Global Academy are not just institutions; they are dreams realized through perseverance and excellence. We are here to find individuals who embody the spirit of football, who have the fire to compete at the highest levels, and who carry the potential to be the next legends in the making

Jimmy Hayes – Co-Director & Premier League Academy Scout

Chris McGrath: The Football Development Guru

As a Co-Director at ProSoccer Global, Chris McGrath brings a unique perspective to football. He holds a license as a Football Intermediary accredited by the English Football Association, playing a pivotal role in numerous player transfers across the UK and Europe over the past 12 years. His talent-spotting ability, spanning all levels and age groups, sets him apart in the scouting arena. With vast experience across diverse football cultures and styles of play in Europe, Chris understands the intricacies of nurturing players and guiding their careers.

We are looking beyond just skills; we are looking for passion, determination, and a spirit of teamwork. The selected few will be granted an opportunity like no other – a chance to train at top international academies, a space where you will be treated not just as players, but as future stars, learning and growing with the best in the industry. I invite you to give your best, to play with heart and soul, and to seize this opportunity to step into a future adorned with golden opportunities.

Chris Mcgrath – Co-Director & Licenced Football Intermediary

Workshop Details

Cities, Dates & Event Venue:

  • Mumbai – 15 & 16 Sep – Kalidas Sports Complex, Dhanraj Football Turf, Mulund.
  • Pune –17 Sep – 4 Lions Football Academy, Pimple Nilakh.
  • Bangalore – 19 Sep – Pendleton Park, United Football Turf, Hennur
  • New Delhi – 23 & 24 Sep – To be announced soon

For: Birth years 2004 to 2012

Fees: Rs 5000 (Use code FTCTR00500 for a 500Rs discount)

Link to Register: Click Here

The Impact of Jimmy and Chris at the IKF Workshop

Jimmy Hayes and Chris McGrath’s presence at the IKF Workshop is more than just an addition to the coaching staff. It’s a game-changer for young football enthusiasts in India. Here’s why their involvement is pivotal:

1. Precision in Evaluation: Technical Mastery

Both Jimmy and Chris are renowned for their precision in technical assessments. Participants can anticipate thorough and insightful evaluations that will provide invaluable guidance for their football journeys.

2. Dreams within Reach: Scholarship Opportunities

Jimmy and Chris are on the lookout for not just skilled players, but individuals brimming with passion and dedication. Exceptional talents could find themselves on the path to international academies, taking a leap closer to their dreams.

3. Mentorship beyond the Workshop

Their commitment to nurturing talent doesn’t end with assessments. Jimmy and Chris are mentors who genuinely care about your growth as a player and as an individual. Their guidance extends beyond the workshop, serving as a beacon on your football journey.

Why Young Players Should Participate

The IKF Workshop, graced by the presence of Jimmy Hayes and Chris McGrath, presents a unique opportunity for young football enthusiasts:

  1. Elite Evaluation: Receive feedback from scouts who have unearthed future football legends. Their insights can be the compass guiding your path to greatness.
  2. Scholarship Dreams: The workshop offers access to international academies, opening doors to unparalleled opportunities in your football career.
  3. Mentorship Matters: Jimmy and Chris don’t just shape football players; they shape individuals. Their mentorship can help you evolve both on and off the field.
  4. Showcase Your Talent: This is your moment to shine, to display your passion and talent, and to seize the spotlight.
  5. Holistic Development: Chris’s emphasis on character development ensures you emerge not just as a better player but also as a better person.

The Triumph of Last Season: Mongstu Tungoe’s Journey

To truly grasp the transformative power of the IKF Workshop, one need only look at the journey of last season’s winner, Mongstu Tungoe. Mongstu’s remarkable story took him from the workshop to the prestigious Steven Gerrard Academy in Liverpool, all thanks to a 100% Scholarship. His success serves as a shining example of the opportunities this event offers.

The IKF Workshop featuring Jimmy Hayes and Chris McGrath is your gateway to the world of football. It’s an opportunity to showcase your talent, receive expert guidance, and dare to dream big. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a legacy in the making.

Jimmy and Chris are not just scouts; they are architects of football dreams. Will your dream be their next masterpiece?

Register now and let your football journey take flight!

Also Read: Discover the Transformative Power of the IKF Workshop: Real Stories, Real Success

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