The new year brings with it new opportunities for football players. While some players see their experiences with clubs end or become unpleasant, others take new opportunities to succeed.
The Asian Football Showcase is one way players can take their careers to the next stage. AFS trials allow undiscovered football players between the ages of 16 and 29 to impress scouts from Asian football clubs.
The first AFS trial of 2019 is currently taking place in Bangkok with scouts, coaches, and sporting directors looking at talented players from around the globe. AFS has enabled a number of talented football players from non-Asian countries to sign professional contracts and to begin their professional careers.
Why attend AFS in March 2019?
Asian teams from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Lao, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are interested in signing talented players from countries outside of Asia.
The AFS trial enables clubs from these countries to scout great unseen players. Previous showcases have seen players such as Australian Guil Santana sign for Thailand’s Buriram United and Spain’s Iker Montensis given a trial by Thai club Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC.
Players aren’t always given playing opportunities in their home countries and going on trials overseas is one way to earn a professional contract. Not only does AFS provide players seeking an opportunity a chance to impress scouts, but Premier Football UK has links with clubs throughout the continent.
Each AFS trial welcomes 44 players to the Bangkok event. Just four players per footballing position are selected for each showcase. This gives players an optimum chance to play and be seen by scouts.
The next AFS trial will take place in March with players from all over the world descending on Bangkok. Places go quickly with eager football players signing up for the event.
AFS could be the chance of a lifetime for a football player and help them kickstart their playing career.
For more information on the next Asian Football Showcase in March, please visit our information page.