Henry Finnis

Christchurch, New Zealand


From Christchurch, New Zealand and a passionate soccer fan and reader of the game. He has been taken part in the SMWW courses: Athlete Management, Soccer Scouting Operations and the Soccer Analytics Course. Through these courses, playing competitively and attending the SMWW Soccer Conference in LA 2017, Henry has built connections within the Soccer world.
Played US College soccer, winning the NAIA National Championship with Hastings College, NE. While in the US, he spent time monitoring all New Zealanders in the US college system and providing feedback and reports to interested scouts from the MLS and NASL. After spending 2 years in the US, he moved home to NZ to study Property Management and Valuation, but still keep tabs on New Zealanders progress in the US College System. Henry also spends time helping with agent work and setting players up with clubs, trials and combines in the US and Europe.
His goal is to improve the NZ soccer development by getting more and more New Zealanders in professional academies worldwide.
If you would like any scout reports, help with your next move or anything soccer related feel free to email me. I am willing to cover and travel to anyway within Australia and New Zealand.
Sports Management Worldwide Training:
Athlete Management, Certificate, 2015
Training included: FIFA and Domestic Agent Regulations, Transfer  Status of Players, Player Assessment, Player Recruitment, Promotion, Negotiation, Off the field endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, post career strategies.
Soccer Management & Scouting, Certificate, 2015
Training included: traditional and cutting edge scouting techniques and player evaluations, scouting reports, statistical analysis, soccer general manager practices, player personnel and team/club management. (Mentored by ESPN Tommy Smyth and Matt Martin,Real Salt Lake)
Soccer Analytics, Wyscout Certificate, 2016
Training included: sabermetrics, role of analytics in soccer, advanced soccer statistics, data-driven advanced scouting and in-game preparation with Wyscout, how to capture, tag & analyze soccer video & date. (Mentored by Richard Trafford, Wyscout International, Lee Fraser, Newcastle United Talent ID, Matt Martin, Real Salt Lake )