The Academy Scouts

Meet our scouts, we have a varied and wide experience base in the scouting team, we have added some information on each scout.

Pete NicholsonI’m 44 years old and I live in Wakefield, been a life long support of Bradford City, going to watch home and away games since being 15. I have been watching junior football in Wakefield for over 10 years now, this is helped by my son playing in the local area, I have worked with the coaches and developed a sense of what they require from young players to continue in the football world.

I work as a Sales rep for Fresh Island foods who are based in Sheffield and have been lucky enough to work at Bradford City on match days as the mascot co-ordinator and I’ve been doing this for the last 2 years, Prior to this at Bradford City, I’ve been part of the match day team for 6 years, working in various roles to ensure a smooth running of the day.

I joined the scouting team at Bradford City recently, and hoping to keep the stream of good young players into the Academy, and maybe even find the next Stuart McCall!
Mick CouzensMick was a full time football coach in Saudi Arabia in charge of a programme for 2,000 players aged 5-23 years old (1993-2003).

Returned to the UK and was appointed the Bradford City U9 Manager (2004-2007) before being appointed a Development coach for Manchester United (2007-2010). Has also been the Bradford (Park Avenue) Reserve and U19 Manager (2005-2009), joint Ossett Town first team Manager (2009/2010), Guiseley Reserve Manager (2010/2011) and Brighouse Town Manager (2011). And proud of the early coaching and development of previous U9’s George Green (Oldham Athletic), Thomas Holland (Swansea City), Ben Whitfield (Bournemouth) and the current Bradford City players Reece Webb-Foster, James King, Luca Mellor and Kesi Omolokun
Craig RobertsI joined the scouting team at Bradford City in January 2017 and I'm excited by the opportunity to be part of the team who will improve the flow and quality of local young players into the Bradford City Academy. I see it as my role to increase the profile of the club by watching as many games at grass roots level as I can, in order to strengthen the vitally important relationships between the club and the local community. As well as providing kids with a pathway into our Academy, I’m also keen to ensure the that environment we provide for young players, supports that of our family club ethos which will distinguish our Academy as a great place to learn and develop and be attractive to parents and players of potential Bradford City players of the future.
Samir Butt
Craig Issacs


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