Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am above the age of 16 and want to become a professional footballer, what do I need to do?
A: Firstly you need to create an account on this website. This service is free of charge. When you have done this you can then decide when to send us your CV and Video and we will redesign your CV in a professional format in an online CV on this website. There is only one option available on this website, along with the price. When the payment has been received, we will process your application and you could well be on your way to playing professional football.
Q: My son is 14 years old, is this too young to have an agent?
A: A player cannot sign a contract with an agent until the year he reaches 16. A pre-contract agreement can be offered by agents for players who really stand out, but up until the player is 18 years of age written consent of a parent of guardian is needed for the deal to be processed formally.
Paying to send your CV
Q: What do I do if I do not have the correct method of payment?
A: You do not need a PayPal account to pay with a credit/debit card. Please contact us for bank details and we will do our upmost to arrange a suitable transaction via bank transfer.
Q: How do I pay?
A: You can only pay when you have completed your CV. From this stage we will forward you bank details..
What Happens after I Pay and send CV – we will create your profile and then it will be online for clubs and scouts to see.
Q: How many agents will receive my CV?
A: Currently, we have 84 agents who will receive your CV and potentially work with you to maximise the possibility of you finding a professional club.
Q: Can you publish my video on this site to showcase my skills?
A: Yes. Provided you are legally permitted to upload good quality footage of you in action, it is possible that we may be able to showcase it via Out of Africa Scouts as part of a proposed video section. Drop us a line with the Youtube link if you want to be considered for inclusion in this project when it goes live.
Q: Who is able to look at my CV if I join the database?
A: In the first instance your CV will be viewed by our site staff, who are able to rectify any major errors they may spot in your details. Clubs, Scouts and reputable agents that we work with are able to request players of a particular skill level/location/position and as a general rule of thumb we will only let them see your footballing experience at first, this does not include your name or contact details which will only be provided if they are genuinely interested in approaching you. We will not supply any information to any third parties that does not confirm with football regulations (e.g. we will not pass personal contact details of contracted players to other clubs – all approaches would have to be channeled through your existing club).
Q: When can I expect to hear from someone if I have been successful in my application?
A: Out of Africa Scouts sends your information out to clubs, scouts and agents and although we cannot guarantee replies, our network has proved to be very successful in finding agents and clubs for up- coming footballers.
International Players/Foreign Nationals
Q: Are there any countries in which you do not operate?
A: We are best placed to assist players in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and various other territories, but it is difficult for us to operate in countries currently affected by conflict.
About Out of Africa Scouts
Q: Are Out of Africa Scouts interested in joining other companies in partnership?
A: Yes, Out of Africa Scouts receives many business opportunities and we are interested in these. Despite this, due to the volume of emails we receive we are unable to reply to each one separately.
Q: Do Out of Africa Scouts deal with other sports?
A: No, Out of Africa Scouts deal primarily deal with players who want to play Football or Soccer (as it is also known).
Question Not Answered?
Q: I have a specific question that is not dealt with in the above, what can I do?
A: Please go to the `contact us` section of the website and submit your question if it is not dealt with in the above or on the homepage.