People 2020-05-17T20:24:14+00:00

It is essential to have the experience and contacts within the football industry,
our professional team is made up of ex professional players and leaders in their fields to offer the level of service that our clients require.

Ben Barratt

Registered Intermediary

Chris Humphrey

Player Mentor

Hakim Mallam

Head of Youth Development

Idris Ojuriye

Fitness & Motivation Coach

SJ Queensborough

Lifestyle Management

Claire Pinner

Lifestyle Management

Steve Tata

Strength and Conditioning

Leo Leesang

Fitness / Conditioning Coach

Callum Sturgess

Youth Coach

Karl Steptoe

Sports Psychologist

Darren Small-Laing

Football Consultant

Tom Little

Performance & Nutrition

It is essential to have the experience and contacts within the football industry,
our professional team is made up of ex professional players and leaders in their
fields to offer the level of service that our clients require.

Ben Barratt

Managing Director & Registered Intermediary

Highly motivated and committed to personal development, Ben is an entrepreneur with various business interests and a huge passion for football. His son Finley is signed with a professional football club so Ben is active on the academy circuit and well regarded within the football industry. Ben deals with contract negotiations and is heavily involved in helping players with their mindset.

Chris Humphrey

Ex-Professional Player & Player Mentor

Chris is a former Jamaican international professional footballer and coach who currently plays for Kelty Hearts. Chris has played for several clubs in the United Kingdom, including English clubs Shrewsbury Town, Preston North End and Bury, and Scottish clubs Motherwell and Hibernian. Chris knows what it takes to play at the highest standard and works with players to them get the most out of there game.

Hakim Mellam

Ex-Professional Player & Head of Youth Development

Hakim came through the youth ranks at Gillingham and went on to play for Portsmouth and had a spell playing in the French 2nd division with Paris FC. Hakim is obsessed with development and knows what it takes to nurture talented players, so much so that his son Max is currently one of the talented sought after players for his age range, with clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham hoping to secure him as a player.

Idris Ojuriye

Former National Athletic Fitness / Movement Coach

Idris has competed at the highest level nationally within British athletics, having won and medalled at different levels within the 100 and 200m disciplines. Gaining in-game knowledge from those experiences has allowed Idris to develop a coaching style and various exercises to enhance speed development and help increase explosiveness and the ability to move with greater efficiency.

Claire Pinner

Lifestyle Management

Claire gained her first set of ‘wings’ in the aviation industry with over 24 years experience flying as Cabin Crew, teaching and People Management. Claire built up the expertise to manage and support a vast array of individuals leading hundreds of Cabin Crew as their Regional Manager for one of the UK’s largest airlines.

Dynamic, driven and energetic Claire thrives on solving problems in todays fast paced world and loves to get through ‘to do’ lists! Exceptional Customer Service, trust and confidentiality has remained a passion throughout her career. Claire has the expertise to manage clients day to day needs and negotiating and liaising with third parties to achieve the best outcome for clients is second nature.

SJ Queensborough

Lifestyle Management

SJ started working in football over 10 years ago initially in Financial Services, helping to guide clients to be efficient, organised and in control of their finances. Great trusted relationships were built and SJ began to be relied upon daily for important tasks and to manage day to day busy lives for clients.

Experience and the knowledge of how clients lives could be drove the passion for wanting to dedicate more time to client’s requests and to take the stress out of their lives. Confidence is absolute key in everything SJ does is of paramount importance, ensure that every task is done right, to the best of her ability with the upmost discretion.

Leo leesang

Fitness & Conditioning Coach

Leo is a strength and conditioning coach, a fitness and physical performance professional who uses exercise prescription to improve the performance of competitive athletes. Helping athletes prevent injury and through the use of mechanics within their sports performances.

Steve Tata

Strength and Conditioning Coach

having been in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 17 years coaching in the corporate world in the city of london and working with athletes of national and international level. I have a keen eye for all technical aspects of training and the importance of developing the fundamentals such as stability,coordination, strenght and power and the mental capacity to bring all those aspects together so the athlete/individual can execute these qualities when needed.

Callum Sturgess

Youth Coach

Crystal Palace from 15 to 18 playing for the 23’s in my 1st year scholar but mainly in the second year. Signed a pro at Colchester and went out in loan end of that season. Works with young players with the aim of passing on experience to the younger generation of youth players looking to reach academy and pro level. Also works with professionals looking to maintain/improve; strength, sharpness, speed, awareness and technical ability. Sessions are provided in 121 format, for position specialised coaching.

Dr Karl Steptoe

Sports Psychologist

Karl is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He works with athletes, teams, parents, coaches and sporting organisations to develop mental skills and psychological programmes that enhance performance and wellbeing. Karl works with individuals and teams from a number of sports including football, golf, tennis, equestrian, rugby and cricket and at all levels of a ability from recreational to elite performer.

Dr Tom Little

Performance & Nutrition

Over 20 years experience working as a Performance Coach in Elite Professional Sport at club and international level. Elite level professional and academic qualifications concerning performance, nutrition & wellbeing, Leading expert in combined technical and physical training. Consultant to various organisations and governing bodies

Darren Small-Laing

Football Consultant

Football has always been my passion, I played for many years and was a talented player who dreamed of becoming a professional but unfortunately my career was cut short because of an accident, however this didn’t end my love for the game, I decided to concentrate and put my passion into becoming a sports performance coach and over the past 7 years as well as coaching many talented young players, I have been talent spotting and scouting, I recently decided to take it a step further and help these young talented players by becoming an agent.

I am very enthusiastic and driven individual and I pride myself on professionalism and good quality service in order to help these youngsters develop to their full potential.