how we started

We are India’s leading football marketing and investment consultants. While most of our experience entails working in football, we are extremely passionate about the business of sport overall, and have worked on other sports, including cricket, tennis, hockey and kabaddi.

Dribble Sports was born from a common vision we all had – to change the way football is perceived as a business or investment opportunity across India. While the sport has been popular for centuries, recent developments have catapulted India to a world stage – at least in terms of interest in the game. This provides all current and future stakeholders with a huge opportunity – one we daresay is unparalleled globally.

We have spent the last 20 years understanding every single aspect of the Indian football eco system. We have also been fortunate to be a part of some of the country’s largest and most successful football marketing and investment projects. Our worldwide network ensures our clients receive unparalleled support no matter which part of the globe you are in. It does not matter whether you represent a brand, club, academy or are a player or coach – we deliver long term and sustainable value to all stakeholders of the beautiful game in India and beyond.

meet our team

Mark Rodricks
CEO & Co-Founder

Mark is a football development professional that’s worked on various aspects of the game including grassroots development, operations, management and marketing. His work has seen him work with an I-League club with grassroots development, a Champions League winning club in a scouting role and with a regional academy as a football coach. His work has also spanned managing and orchestrating AFC Cup matches, conceptualizing a renowned 5-a-side tournament and working with transforming Digital Marketing in the Indian Super League..

Arata Izumi
Technical Advisor

Arata Izumi, is a Japanese-born Indian footballer who is in his 10th year playing in India. He has played in the top tier of Japan, Singapore and now India and has represented the crème de la crème in Indian football including clubs in the I-League and the Indian Super League (ISL). Arata has even played 9 times for the Indian National team and was the first foreign national to do so. He is an AFC “B” License Coach and he is set to appear for the AFC “A” License Coaching certificate and subsequently the AFC Pro License Coaching certificate. He is a keen enthusiast of grassroots development and is working towards several grassroots programs to unearth the best quality talent in Indian Football.

Sandeep Agarwal
Chief Financial Advisor

Sandeep is a distinguished tax consultant with over 25 years of experience in tax, audit and portfolio management. He has worked with some of the most high profile clients across the country advising them on finance and tax related matters and currently handles portfolios worth several million USD. Sandeep will be heading our finance and portfolio management vertical; bringing to the table his wealth of experience for our clients..

Sarath Nair
Chief Strategy Officer

Sarath is sportsman who is living the dream of working on building a multi-sport culture in India with Star Sports for the past 2.5 years. A part of the marketing team, he leads the digital marketing for all sports.

In his previous roles he has essayed multiple roles in media agencies like PHD network (Omnicom Group) and MediaCom working on clients across categories in FMCG, auto, financial services etc including Hindustan Unilever, P&G, Volkswagen to name a few.
He has also been part of the team that conceptualized, planned and organized Pune Futsal League 2015, an extremely successful 5 a side football tournament.

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