On the 20th – 21st June 2015 we organised the third IPSO scouting course. This time it was held in cooperation with Legia Warszawa at the Municipal Stadium Łazienkowska in Warsaw.
On Wednesday, there was a meeting with Kamil Potrykus, managing director of IPSO and Dominik Ebebenge, coordinator of the department of sport and development manager at the club, as well as Marta Wasiluk, also serving as coordinator of the department of sport in Legia.
“We reached an agreement, as a result of which we decided to organize another scouting course together, this time in Warsaw on Legia premises. We expected a lot due to cooperation with the current Polish champions and wasn’t disappointed” Potrykus said.
“We gladly accepted the invitation to co-host IPSO course, hoping that both sides will greatly benefit on this cooperation. Participants will definitely feel great at our stadium,” said Dominik Ebebenge, coordinator of the department of sport and development manager in the club.
Just like during the first two editions of the course, which took place in Sopot, experts from the UK will shared secrets that are necessary in the search and evaluation of football talent.
“We decided to conduct another course, given the enormous interest in previous editions. There are people in Poland who want to learn and deepen their knowledge, and we want them to have that possibility”, said Kamil Potrykus, managing director of IPSO.
We’re inviting to participate all current and future scouts, coaches, sports directors, football agents, former players, representatives of schools and academies, students, sport journalists or just football fans who would like to try their luck in the football business in future.
Sopot editions of the IPSO course were already attended by nearly 100 people. Those included people known from the football pitches as Edi Andradina (head of Pogoń Szczecin scouting), Szymon Sawała (GKS Belchatów player), Peter Hricko (former player of Polonia Bytom and Pogoń Szczecin), Jarosław Bieniuk (former player of Polish national team, today Advisor to the Lechia Gdańsk board), Ryszard Jankowski (sporting director of the Górnik Łęczna), Marek Józwiak (former player of Polish national team, now head of Lechia Gdańsk scouting), Janusz Dziedzic (former player of many league clubs), Wojciech Grzyb (Ruch Chorzów former football player) and Krzysztof Kołaczyk (President of Raków Częstochowa).
“Course participants who pass the practical exam (preparing a player’s written assessment) will receive special IPSO certificates and an individual membership number,” informs Kamil Potrykus. “After completing the course, we provide job search assistance, enable trips to domestic and foreign internships in European clubs. We will also organize practical classes and workshops with professional Premier League scouts live during matches played in the UK,” Potrykus added.
In Warsaw, as usual there will be some distinguished guests invited by IPSO.
Gallacher also already confirmed his arrival to Warsaw, also the former player of the Republic of Ireland, Jeff Kenna, who played 27 times for the national team. The Municipal Stadium at Łazienkowska St is well known to him anyway.
Kenna’s greatest successes came while playing for Blackburn Rovers, with whom he played in the Champions League. In 1995/96, the champions of England competed in the group stage with Legia, losing in Warsaw 0: 1 and drawing at home 0: 0.
“I remember those matches, because those poor results with Legia meant that we were eliminated from this competition. I am glad that I will be able to return to Warsaw. From what I saw, Legia’s stadium is now very modern as well as the city itself certainly changed in 20 years,” said Kenna.
The former coach of the Polish national team, Andrzej Strejlau was also there. Legia Warszawa were represented by Michał Żewłakow, Marcin Żewłakow, Tomasz Kiełbowicz and scouting coordinator, Radosław Kucharski.