Sanjay Dheer, Managing Director
Sanjay holds a Management Degree from a top notch business school, University of Bombay in India. With over 25 years of work experience in the International markets, Sanjay is a widely travelled man having traveled to over 60 countries as business person.
A strategist with a global outlook, Sanjay is a people’s person with acute good business sense and has firm belief in customer satisfaction and customer care. Avid Sports follower and a fitness enthusiast he dreams of an India that would be a sporting giant nation in the very near future
Sanjay is profcient in developing business in international markets such as North America, Europe, Middle East, Arabian Gulf, Africa and the Far East. He is competent in steering efforts for international business networking with large & renowned stakeholders. Sanjay has proven success in managing multiple units, expanding company’s footprint in international & domestic markets, building shareholder value, driving vision and achieving critical strategic goals
He has the expertise in conducting business strategy planning & analysis for assessment of revenue potential & opportunities so as to tap new business sources to achieve planned targets;
He is exceptionally well organized with a track record that demonstrates self-motivation, creativity and initiative to achieve both personal & corporate goals
John Hindley, Director – Operations
John has been in the sports and leisure industry for over 25 years, a highly dynamic senior head coach and fully qualified physical education teacher, with the highest level of E U F A football coaching
Qualifications under his belt. John’s qualifications in F.A Youth Module, F.A Coach Educator, Sports Psychology and Marketing and Management in Sports to name but a few.
John’s coaching career has seen him as an F.A youth Academy Lilleshall coach (Englands National Football Academy) with an Intake that included Micheal Owen and Wes Brown.
He designed and implemented the P.A.S.E (program about sporting excellence) within a young offenders institute working with Brian Mclair and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Part of his career saw John as head coach with Bobby Charltons Soccer Schools. John pitched and developed the Reebok Football Academy to Thomson’s Holidays, a multi–‐million pound deal that Required recruiting and training 65 coaches at 30 locations in 12 Different countries.
Having worked for Bolton Wanderers F.C for many years, John spearheaded the very first International Football Academy in the Premier League. He headed up the coaching and setting up of academies in many countries throughout the world and consulted On many others that later followed the same format. Whilst undertaking this, at anyone time, he managed over 100 coaches all with differing abilities and qualifications. John also successfully coached players in team and individual scenarios including Kevin Nolan, Ivan Campo, Nicolas Anelka, Gary Gahill, Gudni Bergsson, Jay Jay Okocha and the late Gary Speed whilst with Bolton Wanderers and Junhinio on an individual basis.
Throughout john’s career his experience is unsurpassed and is expressed by the positions of significance within the ELP that has Seen him set up networks, contacts and creating opportunities,
developing and delivering coaching, tours, academies and tournaments internationally in places such as: Egypt,Norway, Dubai, Canada, Iceland and Europe, with significant development within the following countries.
South Africa, here he developed a Premier League Scouting system in the townships of Nelson Mandela Bay which went on to be replicated throughout South Africa.
Australia he delivered and managed a team of Premier league coaches with Pro Football Australia in 5 different states. Within Australia he also designed football program of excellence at the
Westfield College in Sydney, where he developed premier league players Aaron Moy and Scot Jamieson.
Tanzania, John was responsible for selecting and coaching the Tanzanian National U19’s Team. During this time he was offered the position of the National 1st Team Manager.
USA, during John’s time working within youth football development he was a guest speaker at the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches of America) delivering a keynote speech on Elite Youth Development.
France, for many years John has nurtured good relationships between the English and the French Football Agencies, organising numerous tournaments in France for U21’s Football Teams.
Turning his attention to setting up and managing a bespoke Sports and English tour company for students and clients overseas, John prides himself on a client centred approach to every individual. He brings with him energy, motivation, and attention to detail. As A hands on highly knowledgeable, inspirational and proactive leader with first class managerial skills and an outstanding track record managing and developing individuals and teams. John has the capability to maximize an individual’s strengths and deploying them to full effect. With such excellent people skills he is the main asset to his company and is behind the success of students and clients returning year after year.
John Also works closely with the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) developing with them International affiliated high quality football academies overseas. Running closely with this John
has developed and manages “Legends Tours“ tournaments, which introduces and combines, experienced coaching to assist the developing market.
Current projects include organizing celebrities and sports personalities to attend and perform overseas at different venues, ventures and opening events. Conversely within the UK, organising Premier League week–‐end tours with bespoke experiences, for Foreign students and there mentors.
John’s attributes being an accomplished communicator, skilled presenter is truly a gateway to many exciting projects ahead. Due entirely to John’s popularity and well respected personality, vast experience within his profession, well–‐ connected resources and attention to detail and quality provides John with the determination
to succeed in his ventures.
Estelle Lowe, Vice President – Students Welfare
Estelle is educated at degree level in business studies and travel & tourism, and spent numerous years in customer services that gives the team the special cutting edge, she acts as the welfare officer for all incoming tours, being the focal point for students and parents, she has 20+ years as a parent and 15 years in customer care, she is also contactable 24/7 alleviating the time difference when needing to speak to your loved one.