David Welsh

Sports Consultant

Barton College, North Carolina

David Welsh is a Sports Consultant based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is part of Team UK and works primarily with our English native-speaking student-athletes in several sports. He played NCAA D2 soccer on a scholarship in North Carolina.

David received a soccer scholarship from Barton College in North Carolina, playing as a striker for the men’s soccer team. He competed at the NCAA D2 level in the Conference Carolinas before later completing his BA (Hons) in Sport and Management at the University of Abertay, Scotland.

Prior to his time in the US college soccer system, David played for Edinburgh-based club Hutchison Vale FC, Spartans FC and Leith Athletic FC. In addition to football, David also participated in other sports in his youth such as tennis, golf and basketball, where he represented his county East Lothian.

After completing a year at Barton, David decided to return to Scotland to complete his studies at the University of Abertay, Dundee. He went on to achieve a 2:1 in his BA (Hons) in Sport and Management. He continued to play a high level of football, representing semi-professional sides Dundee North End and Dunbar United.

David has worked in numerous roles since graduating in 2015, including roles within hospitality and supervision, golf caddying, and back-office customer service management for H&M with strong results within his team. Prior to joining Team CSUSA, David has worked as a scout and Talent Management Consultant within the college sports recruiting industry, having assisted over 50 student-athletes and their families through their college recruitment process.

“The year I spent in the US at Barton College was undoubtedly crucial in my development as I picked up vital life skills and independence that shaped me into the person I am today. I was very impressed with the training facilities and how professional the setup was within the soccer team. Scoring a goal in my first match was an unbelievable moment and I loved that the games were often streamed online so that my family back home could watch me play most matches. I am thrilled to be able to continue working in the college sports recruiting industry with CSUSA, helping clients and their families on their journey to a US College/University.”

 

FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE USA:

San Francisco, California

FAVOURITE FORMER COLLEGE ATHLETE:

Michael Jordan – UNC Chapel Hill

FAVOURITE MOMENT IN COLLEGE CAREER:

Scoring on my debut for Barton in my debut after all the hard work in pre-season training.

FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – Muhammad Ali