With over 230 clubs in 30 leagues around the world using our technology, we help them organise and access their data to allow them to do what they do best – focus on the football.
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We know that behind good data is a team of great people. We are proud of our team at Scout7 - a team which incorporates a broad range of technological expertise as well as first-hand experience of player recruitment and development from across the professional football industry.
Ben Mackriell Head of OptaPro
With over 10 years’ of experience working at the highest levels of English football, initially as an Analyst and latterly as a Technical Scout, Ben possesses extensive knowledge of the challenges faced by the modern professional club in optimising player recruitment and team performance.
Since becoming Head of OptaPro in 2016, he has been responsible for driving industry innovation through the implementation of new technologies, powered by Opta performance data, for the benefit of clubs and associations, including the award-winning Provision data analysis tool. Ben leads our senior management team, bringing together OptaPro and Scout7 under one roof.
Lee Jamison Commercial Manager
At the turn of the century, Lee had the foresight to recognise how the changing nature of technology and information would revolutionise sharing and distribution across all kinds of industries, including professional football and other elite sports.
Having applied this logic to the business of player recruitment and player development, Lee spent the following 16 years growing Scout7 into the major global operation it is today, working with over 230 clients spanning four continents.
He now leads the OptaPro and Scout7 Commercial team, showcasing our technology to leagues, clubs and associations, of varying size and infrastructure, around the world.
Bradford Griffiths Head of Product and Operations
An Aussie born-and-bred, Bradford comes from engineering stock having spent his early career working as a senior engineer for Telstra. Following a period of backpacking around the world in the late 1990s, he finally settled in the UK working on a number of large-scale IT projects.
Bradford joined us in 2009, where he now provides the vision and strategy for the next generation of OptaPro and Scout7 products. If you access your application on the go today to watch match video or to obtain crucial information via your tablet, you have Bradford's foresight to thank for making it possible!
Richard Crouch Key Account Manager
Possessing a wealth of experience in managing major club, governing body and rights holder relationships across various sports, Richard is responsible for looking after Scout7’s elite clients and industry partnerships.
As part of OptaPro’s senior account management team, Richard has extensive knowledge of working in both football and rugby to help elite teams adopt data-driven analysis processes, assisting coaches and scouts with understanding and optimising performance. Richard works closely with Scout7’s existing team to ensure clients continue to benefit from a hands-on, consultancy-driven, account management approach.
Scout7 is now part of OptaPro, where our wider team of football experts and software developers continue to provide data and analytical insights to enhance performance and recruitment processes across professional football
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Scout7 exists for one reason: to support forward-thinking Clubs at all levels of the game in achieving their goals. We do this by...
- Listening to our clients
- Driving innovation
- Recognising that every club has unique requirements
- Assigning a dedicated account manager to each client
- Extending our data and video coverage year-upon-year
- Providing access to information quickly
- Offering 24/7 support
- Managing confidential information securely
Here is what our clients say about us
Scout7 is the perfect system for the day-to-day needs of our department. Wherever in the world our scouts are, they know they can keep their fellow members of staff updated with reports and information at the touch of a button.
Having visited the Scout7 offices you can see that the staff work well together and do a great job to keep on top of an extensive database. The addition of the video platform has also benefitted us as a Club and increased our level of work in an industry where you can’t afford to stand still.
Two-Time Premier League Champions Manchester City Football Club
We are also proud to work closely with a number of
industry stakeholders for the good of the game
Here are just a few of the organisations we currently collaborate
with for the wider benefit of the football industry