Meet the Team
Football People Serving Football People
Owner and founder
Darren is a former Head of Performance and Player Recruitment and has over 25 years experience in professional football.
He has worked on 5 continents as a coach, sport psychologist, sports scientist, scout and performance analyst.
Darren has sat in the Head of Recruitment chair and experienced the outcomes of the recruitment process as a member of 1st team coaching staff.
He is also one of the highest qualified coaches in the country and has over 15 years experience as a coach educator, giving him one of the broadest profiles in Talent Identification, Player Assessment and understanding of Team Dynamics.
359 games as Professional footballer - High Network & Route to Market.
EFL Play Off & Promotion successes and FA Trophy winner as a player and manager.
Former Tamworth Manger and Shrewsbury Town Assistant Manager.
A Licence and BA Sports Studies
389 games as Professional footballer - High Network & Route to Market.
Head of Recruitment experience at Portsmouth, Bury and Salford City.
Assistant Manager at both Macclesfield & Kidderminster.
A Licence Coach with EFL Promotion successes.
HEAD OF CONTENT
BA Hons in English at the University of Leicester
Specialises in Sports Writing, Journalism and Marketing.
Industry Experience with Burton Albion FC.
From Repton, Derbyshire
BSc Hons in Industrial Economics with Insurance at the University of Nottingham.
Specialises in quantitative methods, data visualisation and mathematical modelling.
From Vidin, Bulgaria.
Currently studying Sports Management at Loughborough University.
FA Level 2 Talent Identification Qualification.
Currently on a 12 month placement with iScout as part of his degree.
iScout Scouting Team
Our scouting team is made up of staff who have stood in the shoes of who they serve.
Our lead scouts have over 1000 league games playing experience, have been Head of Recruitment, Managers and Coaches at all levels of the pyramid.
They do the hard yards and stay for the entire game, pay attention to detail and look for aspects of play that the data doesn’t measure.
iScout Data Analyst Team
iScout has a team of analysts who work on developing new AI models and data visualisation tools, ensuring that we continue to evolve and remain at the forefront of technological advances within the industry.
Our dedicated analyst team also ensure that every player movement is updated as it happens live during transfer windows, thus giving our clients a competitive advantage in those busy periods.
iScout Awards & Accreditations
iScout were awarded the Best Digital/Creative Start Up at the 2019 Mainframe Business Awards.
SkySports have used iScout data and statistics for various Sky Sports News segments such as, "Transfer Talk" and "Matchday Special".
We also provide statistics for other broadcasters and news outlets, such as BBC Radio Derby.