Scouting Connection was founded in 2016 and is located in both Cyprus and the Netherlands. The idea behind Scouting Connection is intended to create a specific connection in football between football players and clubs. In particular, Scouting Connection is designed to connect football players from the Netherlands to either Malta or Cyprus. This can be done by arranging a trial for a player with the potential to earn a contract from the trial. For players, it is interesting to play football abroad and the football clubs may be of value in terms of obtaining a higher level within the game.
The organization Scouting Connection consists of two people: Erik Matsinger and Michel Maaskant. Erik resides in Cyprus and Michel in the Netherlands. This gives us a unique connection between the three countries. Our cooperation started because Erik has several contacts in both Cyprus and Malta with professional football clubs and likewise with Michel in the Netherlands. Because the experience, both as a player and coach abroad, the idea came about to create this for other players and football clubs. Michel has working experience in London, America, Cayman Islands and Jamaica. He has provided training for players from the Netherlands who would like the chance to find new connections overseas. In addition, Erik has worked in Cyprus and Malta, and has also built up connections within several football clubs. He has also worked as a Team manager in the Netherlands.