Over the past few years with Catalyst4, I cannot thank them enough for their help and guidance, both on and off the pitch. Neil has always been a positive influence on me – he knows football inside and out and he is someone whose words I always listen to.  Most importantly, he has always worked with my best interests and listened to what I have wanted and made it happen. Catalyst4 have been invaluable with the support both contractually and from a football perspective and I couldn’t recommend them enough!

Matt Green

Footballer, Grimsby Town FC

Catalyst4 PSM have played a key part in the success I have had in my career so far.  They have provided me with vital support on and off the field over the years and always give me advice with my best interests at heart.

Ursene Mouanda

Footballer, Kilmarnock FC

I have been with Catalyst4 for over three years and I have always had an agency that will take care of anything I need off the field.  Neil has been a great influence on me – he knows football inside and out and he is someone whose words I always listen to.  Most importantly, he has always worked with my best interests and listened to what I have wanted and made it happen.

Max Crocombe

Footballer, Brisbane Roar

I have dealt with Catalyst4 and found them to be professional and very proactive in search of opportunities for their mon-contracted players.  I have no hesitation in dealing with Neil and his team again

Martin Carter

Head of Academy, Middlesbrough FC

In all my dealings with Neil Saxton, he has always given me the impression that he is a principled individual who has talked about the players’ best interests in giving them good advice in respect of areas such as education, insurance, financial management and welfare.

Simon Barker

Assistant Chief Executive, Professional Footballers Associations (PFA)

When my time at Oxford United came to an end, to further my development and professional career Catalyst4 and Neil Saxton arranged for me to play a season in the Norwegian pro-league which benefited me immensely.    Unfortunately, I picked up a knee injury which required an operation.  With the help of Neil and the Catalyst4 team, I was put in touch with the relevant people within the PFA who helped financially with the medical costs.  Without Catalyst4, my career could have possibly come to an end.

Aidan Hawtin


Over the last two years, I have developed a close working relationship with Neil Saxton and the Catalyst4 team.  Whether it be the recruitment of first team players or academy students, Neil and his team are my “go to”.  I am more than happy to fully endorse Neil and his team to anyone looking for support with their own recruitment or player representation needs.

Lee Picton

Joint Manager, South Shields FC

I have over many years had a very good working relationship with Catalyst4.  I have always found Catalyst to conduct themselves in a professional manner with a co-operative attitude.  They have always assisted in helping young players achieve their aims, but are honest in their assessment and of what suitable avenues are available to their clients.

Ged McName

Former Academy Manager, Sunderland AFC

In the past three years, as an intermediary Neil has established himself as a man to trust in working with young players.  He has worked tirelessly to create opportunities for all his clients, regardless of the position of their career or financial reward.  He is a man of principle and integrity and in his business life he has endeavoured to carry this out with utmost diligence.

Kevin Ball

Sunderland AFC

In my capacity of Academy Manager, I have found Catalyst to be very professional.  They have the players’ interests at heart and work tirelessly with Clubs to ensure there is clear communication.  I highly recommend Catalyst.

John Hewitson

Head of Academy, Hartlepool United

In my opinion, Neil and Catalyst4 are without doubt the number one intermediary in the North East and in fact, we will not allow any other organisation to work with our players.  We do and will always continue to recommend Neil to our players in order to help develop their careers.

Ian Brown

U16 Manager, Wallsend Boys Club

We have first-hand experience of the detailed level of support Catalyst4 provide for our students.  They are transparent and honest and have the best interests of all the students at the forefront of what they do to support and help.  Catalyst4 genuinely care for each individual player’s development and provide a bespoke support programme to meet their individual needs.

Martin Scott

Managing Director, Improtech Soccer