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Cherries to recruit new talent spotters

Posted: Fri 01 Mar 2013
Author: Max Fitzgerald

Image by: Mick Cunningham

AFC Bournemouth's Academy is looking for local scouts to expand their existing network of talent spotters.

Offering incentives for finding new blood, the Academy's top coaches are searching for youth team officials, school teachers and county managers amongst others to spot emerging talent at grassroots level.

Youth team and professional development coach Ross Embleton was excited to be able to expand the Academy's reach in youth football, and is looking forward to recruiting the next wave of AFC Bournemouth scouts.

"We have a strong belief and philosophy in developing and giving chances to local players," Embleton told "Therefore we are looking for interested individuals that have a varied knowledge of youth football in and around Bournemouth.

"Currently the club has a number of volunteer scouts and networks who we value, but we feel our new incentive scheme and further additions to the number of scouts can only enhance the standard of players within this programme.

"Across the next 2 weeks we will be offering opportunities to local people, supporters or general admirers of youth football to gain an insight in to the quality and type of individuals that are currently within the Academy system as well as those that we wish to recruit throughout the age groups."

For more information on how to get involved email Ross Embleton on