Who are FiveZero International?
FiveZero International Sports Recruitment Ltd was set up to provide a different and more ethical way of helping talented athlete-students to secure a sports scholarship to study at University in the USA.
In addition, our UK Director has supported both his sons through the process, which enables us to provide reassurance to the parents, and make no mistake, this is very much a family decision.
Not only do our Directors have first-hand experience of studying and playing in the USA and representing their Universities in regional and national competition, but they can also offer direct experience of making the most of your time in the USA
We will continue to market each of our clients until they receive an offer they are happy with.
We are extremely passionate about providing opportunities for both male and female footballers and golfers to further their education and continue to live their sporting dreams.
Why Choose Us?
We will provide an honest assessment of how you match up and only take on clients who have a realistic chance of obtaining a scholarship.
We can offer you support around areas that most of our competitors don’t. We can arrange travel for the player, and of course travel and accommodation when family choose to visit.
This decision is definitely one of the biggest a family will make. We offer a level of support and advice to the parents that we have not seen in any other agency.
We believe in expertise. Therefore, we only work in football and golf. We have experience of playing these sports and have the contacts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Many considerations go into choosing a University. The topic for your Major will definitely be one. University location and size may be others, and so on. We will do all we can to meet as many as possible providing you with the placement that best fits your needs
Meet The Team
Nathan - FOOTBALL director
Nathan is the football scholarships specialist at FiveZero International.
He has played for Cambridge United, and Stalybridge Celtic in England before moving on to complete a football scholarship in the U.S.A at Campbellsville University in Kentucky.
During his 4 seasons with Cambellsville where he was team captain, Nathan achieved All-American, and First Team All Mid-South Conference honours in each season. He also captained New Orleans Jesters in the NPSL and represented Thunder Bay Chill (Canada) & Cincinnatti Dutch Lions in the USL2.
Due to his time in North America, Nathan has a wealth of coach contacts across the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, USL2 and NPSL as well as with professional clubs in the UK.
Nathan created FiveZero International due to his desire to provide players with the opportunity to fulfil their potential and achieve their dreams. Nathan has a willingness to find the best fit for each athlete, academically and athletically, placing them in the optimum environment for them to thrive.
Paul - UK Operations director
Paul is our clients’ contact in the UK and a qualified FA football coach.
Paul provides something of a unique insight into the whole process, which we don’t see offered by many of our competitors – that of the parent.
Paul has supported both his sons through the process of studying by way of sports scholarships in American universities. So, whilst we realise that the athlete has the dream of playing in USA, we understand that the parents have a massive role to play. Whilst they may share the dream for their children, we know they will have many different questions and concerns.
Paul will help athlete and parents alike to get answers to all their questions and make considered academic and sporting choices.
Cameron - golf DIRECTOR
Cameron is our golf scholarships specialist.
Cameron studied for his Business Administration degree in the US and represented two different institutions. He started by playing Division I NJCAA golf for The Lancers of Eastern Wyoming Junior College who finished as Runners Up in Region 9, which propelled them into the National NJCAA Championships in Texas.
At the conclusion of his time in Wyoming Cameron then transferred to Division II of the NCAA at Roberts Wesleyan in Rochester, New York. The Redhawks won the Atlantic & East Region and so competed in the NCAA Division II National Championships in Alabama.
During his time in the USA Cameron has been lucky enough to play golf in New York, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida where he has built up an impressive list of contacts.
Ellie - Female Soccer Consultant
Ellie is our female soccer scholarship expert.
Ellie grew up in Wales and has played for the National Team at all youth ages from U16 - U19. She also played for Bristol City Academy between the ages of 15-19, as well as the Reserves and First Team in that time. She then spent four years at Auburn University in Alabama, who play in the SEC Conference and NCAA Division1. She is an attacking midfielder and was a regular starter during her 4 years at Auburn and went to the NCAA national tournament all four years, reaching the Sweet 16 twice and the Elite 8 once. After college, Ellie played Professionally in France for a year before moving back to the UK to play in the FA Women's Championship with Charlton Athletic and now Lewes FC.
Lorraine - Travel partner
She has many years of experience providing travel and accommodation not only in the USA but all around the world. Lorraine runs one of the top-performing Collective Travel franchises and her approach is to provide the best travel solutions at the best rates possible.
But more than that she is a consistent point of contact both before and during your trips. And travel to the USA can often involve long trips and layovers in airports – having that point of contact is priceless. This puts us in a great position to help with flights not only for our players but also flights and accommodation when family wants to visit.
Everything about Lorraine’s approach is based around customer service, which is why she is the perfect partner choice for FiveZero.
Sam - strength & conditioning coach
Sam, currently working as a S&C coach within professional football, has partnered with FiveZero International to ensure that clients are physically robust enough to cope with the demands of the rigorous university football programmes in the USA. Sam is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and specialises in athletic development and injury prevention. With a degree in Sports Science, and on his way to a masters degree in Football Science and Rehabilitation, you are most definitely in safe hands with Sam. Sam will put together programmes on a monthly basis for athletes wanting to make sure they are at optimum fitness levels before departing for the USA.
Mitchell Osmond - Ambassador
Minnesota United FC, Indy 11
USL2 Defender of the year 2017
"I am pleased to be associated with FiveZero International. I came over on a scholarship from Australia in 2015. I played in the NAIA with the University of Rio Grande, made it to a National final, and was ultimately drafted to the MLS in my Senior Season by Minnesota United.
With the level of effort and desire FiveZero International put into finding you the perfect fit for your college experience, you need not look elsewhere. I have played alongside Nathan, and his level of commitment and character on and off the field, will help make your American experience live up to its potential. "