Dylan Jones – North Wales Football Scout
GSF football scout Dylan Jones has been involved in football all his life through playing, coaching and scouting. Following a bad knee injury, he gave up the game at an early age and decided to take on coaching. Dylan gained all the relevant badges and in 1998 passed his UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Certificate, run by the Football Association of Wales (FAW). He has coached numerous teams and worked in the FAW Centre of Excellence in Gwynedd, for both girls and boys. In 2005, he jointly won the coach of the year run by the FAW Trust.
Dylan started scouting for Birmingham City in 2003 and worked for the midlands club for ten years, covering youth football at local, county, national and international level, both at home and abroad, before moving to Stoke City in 2014, where he covered mostly the 7 to 12 year old age groups.
He lives in Pwllheli in North Wales.
Mark Germain – Player Manager (Football)
Bruce Reihana – France Rugby Scout
Phil Hopkins – Australia Rugby Scout
Originally from Neath in Wales, Phil has spent most of his life in Perth, Australia, where he embraced the outdoors and sports lifestyle, and represented Western Australia in a number of different sports. With University degrees in Physical and Health Education and Media, it was only natural that he started coaching in his early twenties when serious knee injuries stalled his career as a player.
Phil has coached at all levels, from juniors to seniors in football, rugby, and rugby league. He has coached a remarkable number of champion teams in Perth and in Canberra which he now calls home. He has over thirty years of coaching experience, including ten years of running Academy programs.
Most recently he coached rugby in France, where his team had an outstanding season winning both the league and cup competitions.
Phil is known for his eye for talent, skill development, technical expertise and his ability to get the best out of players that he works with. He has excellent rapport with players, club officials, sponsors and supporter and has received major awards for his services to community sport.
Phil brings his experiences and skills set to the team at Global Sports Futures
Mathieu Mucciante – Rugby Agent
David Castle – Player Manager (Rugby)