Wrexham Football Club is delighted today to announce it is introducing a new role of Chief Scout into its backroom team. Luke Fogarty has joined us with immediate effect and will work as a key member of Sam Ricketts' staff.
Luke’s role will involve watching games and setting up a network of scouts across the country that will help us with match preparation for forthcoming games and develop a strategic approach to identifying future talent that can fit seamlessly into the way we play.
Luke has worked as a both a scout and latterly as Chief Scout for a number of clubs including Wycombe Wanderers, North Ferriby United, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Hibernian, AFC Telford and FC Halifax.
His football career started as an apprentice at Aston Villa where he stayed from the age of 16 until 22, after which he dropped out of full time football and spent time in both the Armed Forces and the Prison Service.
His scouting career was influenced by his father who was the scout who worked for Harry Bassett on Wimbledon's journey from Fourth Division to First Division football, so he has been around the meteoric rise of a football club before!
Reacting to his appointment, new Chief Scout Luke commented: “I am delighted to have secured the position as the new Chief Scout at Wrexham AFC. The opportunity to work with Sam Ricketts is a fantastic one and, as I am setting up a completely new network, it is an attractive role that will enable me to put my stamp on it.”
Wrexham AFC Manager Sam Ricketts commented: "We are delighted to appoint Luke. I have been speaking to Luke throughout the summer talking about players and targets and looking to persuade him to join us on our journey. It is great to have him on board as he will provide us with the insights we need into players and opposition so we are as prepared as we can be whether that be for games or transfer windows.”