The founder of Campionia, Georgi Zahariev, took part of a two day course, organized by the Professional Football Scouts Association. Main lecturers were Gerry Luczka and David Hobson. Gerry is a Manchester United scout, while David has been in charge of the Youth development program at Old Trafford for 12 years.
Some of the topics discussed during the course were:
- what it takes to become a football scout
- what are the most important qualities for a player, depending on his age
- what is the difference between talent and potential
- how to spot talented players
- safeguarding children
At the end of the course all participants took a test and the people who managed to pass it were accepted as members of the Professional Football Scouts Association.