Mark Bradshaw is an ex-professional footballer who has played at Blackpool, Halifax, Macclesfield and England at none-league level. Mark is now the first team manager of Curzon Ashton FC who play in the 6th tier of English football in the conference north league. IPSO would like to congratulate Mark on his achievements as he has only been in the hot seat for a few months.

We asked Mark if IPSO played any part in his philosophy and approach to the game from a scouting and analysis point of view when managing the team. Mark has collected both Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications with IPSO, Mark had this to say ” Most definitely, I’d like to think i’m a very experienced professional in all aspects of football as I’ve been a player, coach and manager for many years. I went on the IPSO courses to see if i could pick up some new information as your always learning in this game and i was just fascinated to see the scouting and match reporting side at a professional level and IPSO didn’t disappoint. I learn’t lots of new things on the courses from assessing /analyzing players clearer to zooming in on the detail to beat or nullify up and coming opponents. I’d say IPSO has played a big part in my development and especially my thought process as a manager”.

We wish Mark and Curzon Ashton all the best for the future and long may it continue.