US Universities provide the chance of a lifetime for elite athletes from around the world to pursue their university degree combined with a highly competitive full-time support schedule.

Welcome

Welcome to Global Sports Recruitment (GSR) and your first step on a potential journey towards securing a rugby scholarship at a university in the United States of America.

At GSR, we have a proud and growing heritage of securing scholarships for student-athletes since 2016 and helping them fulfil their ambition of playing collegiate rugby at a range of universities across the USA.

You’ve taken the bold first step of looking us up and we are here to provide the information and support you need to take the next step on your journey towards securing an American rugby scholarship by attending one of our Rugby Assessment & Presentation Days.

Rugby Scholarships: An Introduction

Rugby Scholarships in America are very much a College and University sport. There is a highly competitive and organised structure where your talent lets you represent your University with pride whilst studying towards an academic undergraduate qualification. Rugby is played throughout education institutions all over the US.

Rugby continues to grow in popularity and is considered one of the most rapidly expanding club sports across college campuses. Several institutions have increased their investments in men’s and women’s Rugby programs, by creating Rugby programs with varsity status and funding for scholarships.

Women’s rugby is now classed by the NCAA as an emerging varsity sport.

By earning a rugby scholarship, you obtain a financial package that will contribute towards your tuition fees, accommodation and any maintenance costs you may have.

Athletes hoping to be considered for a rugby scholarship in the US must meet the university’s entry requirements and are expected to maintain a good standard on the field and in the classroom throughout the duration of their scholarship.

Our Services

GSR offers a premium service that takes care of you starting today, during your entire promotion until you arrive at college/university in the US. Our expert staff will comprehensively support you as you grow, all the way to achieving your dreams.

Pre-qualification athletic eligibility

Global Sports Recruitment evaluate each individual’s athletic ability to match college/university criteria. There are many different levels of competition in USA, and GSR will place you at an institution which will propel you to the level.

GSR VIDEO PROMOTION

Professionally captured sports footage for university coaches is an essential in gaining a successful outcome for our student-athletes. Our media staff are not just digital media professionals, they’re also passionate about being creative, dedicated to sport and committed to producing the best results for you.

SAT registration and preparation

The SAT Exam measures a student’s readiness for university and provides college/universities with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. . The SAT Exam result in the college application process varies from institution to institution. The higher your SAT Exam result, the more options for college/university will be available for you.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION

Global Sports Recruitment work with our athletes to create a tailored road map for finding and gaining acceptance to the college/university that best fits their goals and needs. The marketing and promotion of our athletes to institutions in USA of the proper eligibility criteria is key to finding them success academically and athletically.

Grade Point Average analysis

Global Sports Recruitment will grade evaluate each individual client’s academic stature, making it easier for admissions officers to understand your degrees, courses and grades in US terms.

US VISA & INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTATION

International student-athletes who want to attend an American college or university need to obtain an F-1 student visa before they leave for the United States. Global Sports Recruitment will Assist and guide you throughout the student visa process.

Application Process

  • Apply to GSR
  • Free Evaluation – Pre-Qualification Athletic Eligibility
  • Sport Assessment (£20.00)
  • Interview Stage
  • Review Application
  • Offer to join GSR

Applicants must be aged between 15 – 22 years old to participate a GSR rugby assessment!

We accept athletes who are currently in University (transfer students) and postgraduate students.

Edinburgh Rugby Trial Location

Edinburgh (Rugby)
The Oriam Trial date: To Be Confirmed Registration: To Be Confirmed
Heriot-Watt University, Currie, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

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Assessment Day Information

  • 4:30pm – Player Registration (All parents welcome and encouraged to attend)
  • 5:00pm – GSR welcome and presentation
  • 7:00-9.00pm – Assessment (Players assessed by our staff)
  • 9:15pm – Closing remarks / end of event

All players will be given the feedback of their performance and will be notified of our decision within 48 hours.

Useful Information

bring comfortable clothing

We recommend bringing some comfortable clothes with you to change in and out of when you're not playing.

bring football attire

We do not provide any football kit, boots or shinguards so please bring your own.

changing rooms/showers provided

We provide an area for you to change before and after the trial, and hot shower facilities.

no lunch or football kit provided

We do not provide any food or kit on the day, so please bring your own food, water and football attire.

Our Partners

WHAT PARENTS AND ATHLETES SAY ABOUT GSR

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Kyle Hempton
Kyle Hempton
18:06 11 Jan 20
Definitely the best agency!! Excellent service received from Simone. They got me to two very good schools with very good scholarships! Definitely would recommend GSR to anyone that wants to study abroad!🇺🇸⚽️
Mikolaj Stan
Mikolaj Stan
04:47 10 Sep 19
An organization lead by people of integrity that can empathize with the recruiter and recruitee. A dynamic understanding of how to connect people with environments for mutual success. These are the guys to work with.
Alan O'Connor
Alan O'Connor
15:19 27 Aug 19
alex roblesruiz
alex roblesruiz
12:12 24 Aug 19
Couldn't recommend GSR enough to anyone looking to fulfill there dream of playing an studying in the US, helped me fulfill my dream an got me to a very good school, they helped me an the family evey step of the way. Thanks for everything lads top men 🙌
Gary Daly
Gary Daly
23:34 20 Aug 19
We have worked for over a year now with the team at GSR as our son sought a soccer scholarship in the USA. From the outset the team have been very clear on the process and what to expect and - importantly - when we did have questions there would be a rapid response to our email. The cost was substantially less than others that we looked at yet we cannot really fault the service - it is a very personable one. The games to showcase were well organised and our son came back with positive feedback on each one. When it came to the crunch and the offers that they said would arrive came in Craig in particular was really helpful in answer our questions - even if they were fairly basic or obvious, he appreciated this was all 'new' to us. Once we had selected a College, he set out very clearly what we need to do and when in respect of visa, documentation, embassy visits, liaison with the College, costs etc which was vital as there are a lot of hurdles to jump. What impressed me most was that GSR were never 'over corporate' or 'in your face' - it was a very calm, professional and personable service doing what was required when. Through GSR support, our son is now settled in America - amazing to think with what started as a complete dream in his head!
Murdoch Cameron
Murdoch Cameron
08:11 20 Aug 19
I was fortunate enough to find out about GSR from a former coach while I was over in the Uk at a football academy. I couldn’t of asked for better Hands to hold my future in as they were efficient and only wanted the best for you as a player. They really do care about you which makes them special from the rest. They still in contact with myself from time to time and I am forever grateful for that they have do for myself. I am originally from South Africa and these opportunities don’t come around every day so when I got the chance to go for the trials I knew if I made it would be a life experience to remember forever and that is exactly what happened. Thank you GSR for getting me into young Harris college ( Georgia ) and if you are a parent reading this then I promise you that your son/daughter are in safe hands.
James Webster
James Webster
01:11 20 Aug 19
Great bunch of lads to work with over past few years, many thanks to Dave, Simone, John for making it all go smooth, highly recommend working with them.
Robbie Murphy
Robbie Murphy
15:45 17 Aug 19
Professional service provided by the whole GSR team - now I stand in one of the best teams in the NAIA conference as a result of all the help with VISA information and NAIA Eligibility :))
Guste Klimasauskaite
Guste Klimasauskaite
15:23 16 Aug 19
I attended a Football trail and presentation with my Grandson in Dublin. I was immediately impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff. As a parent you will have a thousand questions , but the GSR staff were there through out the process to answer your questions. Their knowledge and first hand experience of the USA college system is outstanding.
Davy Robinson
Davy Robinson
12:56 16 Aug 19
Couldn't recommend GSR enough. Excellent team, always on hand to help or answer any questions we had. They made the whole process so easy and helped us through every step. Thanks GSR for everything
John Foley
John Foley
12:08 16 Aug 19
I WOULD TO THANK THE TEAM AT GSR, FOR THEIR GUIDANCE AND EXPERTISE ON BEHALF OF MY 18 YEAR OLD SON AND OUR FAMILY IN HELPING ON ALL LEVELS TO PURSUE HIS AMBITION OF STUDYING IN THE USA AND JOINLTY PLAYING A SPORT HE LOVES. WORTH THE JOURNEY, THANKS AGAIN GUYS GREAT JOB COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITH OUT YOU.
RICHARD ELLIOTT
RICHARD ELLIOTT
11:45 16 Aug 19
Where do you start with Global Sports Recruitment (GSR). The professionalism and effort that they have and put in is second to none. They will provide you with the best services and best chance of getting into the USA on whatever sport you choose to try and get a scholarship in. Working with them for 3 years was a pleasure and something I won’t regret. I am currently in a place beside Kansas City with a great college. The facilities, the team, the people etc I could not rate any higher. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested and I would highly recommend GSR!
jamie robinson
jamie robinson
17:03 15 Aug 19
Brilliant agency ! Support was top quality and consistent. Agency was always there to help no matter how small or big the situation was . 100% recommend !
Samara Phillips
Samara Phillips
14:38 15 Aug 19
My name is Rory Cameron and I’m starting my freshmen year at Morningside College and I would not be in this position without these guys Simone and the team are the best around in getting athletes scholarships. They offer help 24/7 and they really are professional at what they do ,not mention they are great guys as well
Rory Cameron
Rory Cameron
02:22 11 Aug 19
Leah Mcdaid
Leah Mcdaid
12:56 08 Aug 19
Great service from simone and the team really helped to get a scholarship and offered plenty of advice along the way. Would highly recommend
Lauren Davies
Lauren Davies
10:08 08 Aug 19
What can I say about Global Sports Recruitment (GSR) they are undoubtedly the best Sports Recruitment agency around. If you are serious about you sport of choice GSR will work night and day to get you where you want to be. Myself I have worked with GSR for the last 2/3 years and they have helped and guided me in the right direction. I'm currently living my dream life with the soccer scholarship they set up for me, I cannot credit Global Sports Recruitment enough ❤⚽️
Nathan Obrien
Nathan Obrien
16:03 06 Aug 19
Excellent people and they managed to get me into an excellent university, I would 100% recommend for anyone thinking of going to play soccer in America to use GSR
Maxwell Sutton
Maxwell Sutton
13:39 05 Aug 19
Best agency out there! Simone and the guys are there to help 24/7, and will find you the best scholarship in the states. Guide you through every step of the way, couldn’t ask for a better company!
Adem Conaty
Adem Conaty
09:47 05 Aug 19
Such an amazing team to work with, couldn’t have asked for a better company to help me to achieve my goals that I could only of dreamed of doing
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
09:46 05 Aug 19
i am a client of Global Sports recruitment and they worked very hard to get me a scholarship which i am currently in the US doing. i cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me and their efforts along the way. I recommend GSR to everyone wanting to play in the US
harry messitt
harry messitt
17:27 07 Nov 18
My name is Tijan Lambert and I am currently studying at Utah State University Eastern. I certainly wouldn't be in this position without the help of Simone and the rest of the GSR team. They deliver professional help and advice, from promoting you to US colleges right to applying for a VISA. They give their absolute all in getting you as many offers from colleges as possible. I highly recommend the GSR team to any young individuals that are thinking about possibly making the same decision that I made regarding playing soccer in the US.
tijan Lambert
tijan Lambert
23:22 07 Oct 18
Thanks to GSR for all your help and support in getting my son a soccer scholarship. The process was smooth and Simone was always there if we needed any assistance.
Stephen Lambert
Stephen Lambert
21:25 30 Sep 18
We were very impressed and happy with the level of expertise and help we received from Simone. He guided us through the whole process and was always available to answer any questions we had but more importantly for us he listened to what adam was looking for in a college and the level of soccer he wanted and he kept going until he got us there - many thanks Simone
Anne
Anne
21:17 15 Sep 18
I will not lie, leaving Oran at the airport, to go for 4 years to America, was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Did I smile bravely and send him on his way? Nope. I cried and cried and then cried some more - for about two weeks to be honest! But the pain of my son leaving the nest to go so far away was eased by the fact he was so excited about going to a great college to play the sport he loves. How could you deny him such an opportunity? I was tempted though! However, the anxiety was very much eased by the fact that the staff at GSR were with us every step of the way advising on every aspect of the entire process . Their knowledge and personal experience of the American college system was vital and during the transition period it was very reassuring. Oran would never have been able to go to college in the States without winning a scholarship and GSR were instrumental in helping him achieve his dream.
Clara O'Callaghan
Clara O'Callaghan
13:13 10 Sep 18
Very happy with our dealings with GSR from the trial day all the way through to departing for the US, also still there for advice and help with any issues we may have. Very satisfied parent.
Owen Stott
Owen Stott
12:50 05 Sep 18
Top class company that provide a professional and reliable service. Got me to a top quality soccer team and university and I’ll be forever grateful.
Oran O'Callaghan
Oran O'Callaghan
20:45 28 Aug 18
Our daughter recently joined NWKTC on a football scholarship through GSR and everyone at GSR have been absolutely fantastic! They have supported, guided and assisted us all throughout the process. From promoting our daughter, to helping her liaise with colleges and universities. From advice for Visa applications etc to support before flying out, they have been on hand every step of the way and continue to be, even now she is in America. We highly recommend GSR. They have helped give our daughter the opportunity of a lifetime! Thank you for everything Simone, John & Dave!!
Karen Black
Karen Black
12:55 28 Aug 18
My name is Shaun Coyle I am studying and playing soccer at Lassen Community College this year I would recommend anyone who would be interested in playing soccer in America to go with Global Sports Recruitment (GSR). I worked with Simone I found him to be very helpful and great to work with and through him and GSR I was fortunate enough to have received offers from several colleges that were interested in me from the promotional work that Simone and the team at GSR did.
Shaun Coyle
Shaun Coyle
21:44 26 Aug 18
We do a lot of work with Global Sports Recruitment and it’s easy to see why they are regarded as one of the best scholarship companies around. Experts in the industry who really look after their athletes and parents of their athletes.
Invision Sports
Invision Sports
13:35 24 Aug 18
As a player working with GSR you can expect nothing but a professional and very helpful set up to enable you to find the best scholarship suited to you. Simone and the rest of the team are very positive and helpful and I would highly recommend anyone who is wishing to go on a scholarship to work with GSR!
zach roche
zach roche
10:22 24 Aug 18
Hi my names Nasir Ali, I am currently playing football and studying in the US at University of Northwestern Ohio, for all the young future athletes and parents my experience with Global Sports Recruitment was amazing, their attention and help to each player is amazing and time worthy, it was a great experience for me and truly life-changing, all the members at Global Sports Recruitment are experienced and a great bunch of people.
Nasir Ali
Nasir Ali
15:40 23 Aug 18
i would recommend Global Sports Recruitment to any young soccer players looking for a great experience and new life in the USA. im currently at Feather river college in California.
Lee Wall
Lee Wall
03:38 21 Sep 17
Would highly recommend, Simone and John were a great help throughout, from helping me get scholarship offers to choosing to go to Cardinal Stritch University.
Jenny Nagle
Jenny Nagle
00:08 12 Aug 17
Excellent service received from Simone and the team. With their help my Son won a scholarship for a University in Texas, I cant recommend them highly enough
sarah Jones
sarah Jones
14:39 10 Aug 17
Professional, experienced and their knowledge/contacts in college sport is outstanding. Would highly recommend.
Allen McDougall
Allen McDougall
11:00 11 Jan 17
Very professional and really do work for the student athletes. Their vast experience in college recruiting is second to none and and will bode well for any future college player. GSR really do care about the students and will work hard to find the best opportunities available for you! Would recommend 100%
Jordan Salisbury
Jordan Salisbury
15:29 05 Oct 16
Ultra professional, first hand experience, an intricate knowledge of the US collegiate system but most importantly, the key focus and understanding needed to find the right fit for you. Absolutely superb!
Patrick Ashe
Patrick Ashe
14:22 05 Oct 16
Well organized and very professional. Your educational or athletic endeavors would be well taken care of.
John McGrady
John McGrady
19:40 03 Oct 16