We again held the course at Honved Budapest FC and we took in the live game of Honved v Diósgyőr FC assessing a player as part of the course. On this occasion we had a substantial amount of professional football people participating on the course. First we had the chief scout of Honved in Laszlo Nagy.
Added to that, 9 scouts from reigning champions of Hungary Mol Vidi FC.
Special guests on this occasion were Attila Dragoner & Krisztian Vadocz two International footballers. Attila is the sporting director of Soroksar SC and won 28 International caps he also played at Ferencvarosi Torna Club, Viktoria Guimares, Fortuna Köln (Germany). Krisztan won 42 caps for his country playing his club football at CA Osasuna, NEC Nijmegen, Grashoppers Zurich, Budapest Honved FC.
We also had the director of football Miklós Szlifka from Diósgyőr FC
Also participating on the course was Timon Pauls a scout at one of the giants of world football Bayern Munich.
Agents Norbert Varga and Akos Vagvari made up the remaining professionals on the course. Top this up with eager and hungry students of the game and we had a very good mix in the classroom. On the day we bumped into the national manager Marco Rossi, here we have IPSO education director Colin Chambers making friends with Mr Rossi.
Other people we met on the weekend were former national player Lajos Szurgent, legend of Budapest Honvéd FC, former player and also manager of the club.
After the course IPSO lead lecturer did a presentation for the young academy players at the club of how and what a scout looks for when assessing young talent. Another great photo opportunity with Honved’s special football academy.