It all starts in April 2019, with the creation of the Académie Seconde Chance, an association whose goal is to give young football players visibility to recruiters, coaches, and agents, through the organization of events such as weekends ends of detections, friendly matches, etc. across the country.
However, we wanted to do more. Indeed, we started from a very simple observation: today, there are many players from the amateur community who do not have the opportunity to conduct tests in the training center of professional clubs. On the other hand, there are also many players from training center’s that are not kept by professional clubs at the end of the season. By intensifying our research, we have also realized that many amateur clubs have difficulty finding players during their recruitment phases.
In view of this, we first sought to offer a solution to all these players to enable them to achieve their dream: that of becoming a professional footballer one day. Secondly, we focused on the problems encountered by amateur clubs: how to optimize the recruitment phases, both at the level of the players and the sports staff themselves? An intuitive, easy-to-use tool was needed, allowing for a quick and easy connection between players, clubs, player agents and recruiters. It was at this very moment that the FootSider project was born.