Meet Our Operations, Trials Coaching & Scouting Team

Paul Grey

Football & Sales Operations Manager

Paul has spent the last 15 years building an international Football network covering 5 continents and 20 countries. Building Coaching and Scouting contacts since 2005 Paul has a wealth of knowledge regarding Football as a business and player scouting opportunities all over the world plus friendships he has built within the game including former Division 1 & Premier League Title winners and World Cup stars of yesteryear. 

Paul's invaluable knowledge of both Semi & Professional Football makes him the ideal person to lead our new international Football Trials.

Arpit Samuel

International Sales & Marketing Manager

Arpit is a Marketing & Communications Professional with a strong passion for Football. He is adept at creating strong advertising and marketing campaigns plus networking with people. His love of football combined with his professional experience, makes Arpit a real asset for International Soccer Showcase. Arpit has previously played at professional level in India and is well connected with players and coaches alike all over the world, he still plays Football in his natural attacking midfield position and expresses how much he learned about attitude and discipline.


Ebenezer Doku

Africa Football Marketing Consultant

Eben is a specialist Sports Photographer who also in his spare time coaches amateur youth Football teams in Ghana and within his local community. Eben enjoys spending time with local teams and continues to play on a regular basis as a goalkeeper. He has a wide knowledge on football, both locally and internationally through the contacts he has made and teams he has helped to coach. Eben has coached the goalkeepers at both Rising Stars Academy and New Life Football Academy whose members have gone on to play in the Ghanaian National Teams and European Leagues. 

Mike and Kevin will front the coaching team during your Football Trials, assisted by Jacob and together with a qualified and experienced pool of local coaches within the Countries we will be attending and from their vast coaching network throughout Europe and the world, you will be assured to receive the very highest standard of coaching and training.

Mike Newell: Trials Coach & Scout

English Premier League Winner

England 'B' International

Mike represented 13 different clubs in his Professional career, playing a total of 530 league games and scoring 120 goals. He was a member of the Blackburn Rovers team which won the Premier League in 1995.


In a game against Rosenborg in the 1995–96 season, Newell scored (what was at the time) the fastest-ever hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League, netting his three goals in a spell of only nine minutes. 

Kevin Sheedy: Trials Coach & Scout

English Division 1 Winner

Played in 2 FIFA World Cups

Kevin spent the largest portion of his playing career with Everton – with whom he won the FA CupEuropean Cup Winners' Cup and two Football League titles.


Kevin also played for Hereford UnitedLiverpoolNewcastle United and Blackpool. Born in Builth Wells, Wales, he played 46 times for the Republic of Ireland national football team and scored the country's first ever goal in a FIFA World Cup finals.

Jacob Bennett

Trainee Academy & Trials Coach

FA Level 1 

Jakob joined us in 2019 as Academy trainee coach. Having spent 2 years in Bolton Wanderers Football Club Academy between the ages of 14-16 in the English Premier League also spent time at Blackpool Football Club. Jacob passionately has always wanted to stay involved with football and especially coaching and is completing his Coaching badges with Elite Tech Football Academy with help from Mike Newell & Kevin Sheedy


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