David Hobson

Co-Founder of the PFSA and Talent ID Expert

David has over 20 years experience within football scouting and has worked for several high-profile clubs including Manchester United, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers in a senior capacity.

David is arguable one of the most connected football scouts in youth football in England and has been responsible for successfully recruiting high-profile youth teams from the ground up. David has travelled extensively offering his services for several years to high-profile clubs in Australia, USA and Asia.

David co-founded the Professional Football Scouts Association and was instrumental in developing the education department within the PFSA.

David is available for various assignments with his strengths lying in talent identification and the creation and effectiveness of development centres.  


  • Talent Identification and Development

  • Academy Systems (In Line with EPPP)

  • Advanced Player and Team Reporting

  • EPPP Advice and Procedures

  • Development Centre Advice and Procedures

  • UK Football Trials

  • Player Relocation Services