Over the years we’ve witnessed how people of all ages have benefited from taking part in a sports activity programme. Aside from the health benefits, exercising regularly makes you feel alive! It’s one of life’s excitements and serves as an excellent way to nourish your mind, body and soul.
We’re passionate about sharing the benefits of sport in Nigeria and we recognise the role sport can play in helping children and young people to develop good social skills, improve their physical and mental wellbeing, and raise academic performance…it’s the focus of all that we do here at Sportacs Ventures. We’ve also witnessed the ways in which sporting activities can be used to support development and peace initiatives around the world to stimulate global partnerships to eradicate poverty, conflicts, gender discriminations and the elimination of diseases including the HIV virus.
Our mission is to use football as a force for social good; not just in Nigeria, but across the whole of Africa. Our Sports Consulting Services are design to help our clients take their place in the football revolution that’s sweeping over Africa.
We work in partnership with a variety of Associates who support us in achieving results for our clients.
Meet Our MD
Sportacs Ventures was founded by Samuel Ogunbowale-Thomas, who has gained more than 30 years of experience in football coaching, training and management, working with organisations in the UK and Nigeria.
Samuel qualified as an English Football Association (FA) Coach more than 20 years ago and began working in the English Youth Soccer League as a youth coach in 1993. He started his coaching career with the local Sunday Youth Soccer club St Joseph FC and moved on to coach the London Borough of Brent (LBB) youth teams from 1994-1996. While working at LBB his team played 28 games – 25 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss – and went on to win the League and many other tournaments.
After the successes at LBB, Samuel was part of the coaching team for a Sunday League team called West Hendon Youth FC that won the Middlesex Cup Final at Craven Cottage.
His next coaching position was with the Hendon Redeem Christian Church of God Soccer Team, which went on to win the Church League in 2006 and came 2nd in 2007.
In 2010, Samuel was the Soccer Coach at Lekki British International High School in Lagos.
Aside from his management credentials, Samuel is very passionate about football and has been a fan of Manchester United FC for over 20 years. His love of the game shines through and it’s this enthusiasm that Sportacs Ventures seeks to instil in every child that participates in our coaching programmes.
To discover how we can help you develop a successful football programme, contact us today for friendly, informal, no-obligation talk.
Alternatively, take a look at the Sports Consulting Services available to you.