David Doherty
President of the Team Nigeria UK (TNUK), Founder / CEO Pathway Sports
With a degree in Business Management From The University of Greenwich in UK. Ex Professional player with Clubs in Nigeria and Europe, FA Licensed Coach, Football Pundit, Community & Youth Leader. David has received several awards for his dedication and contribution towards youth development and empowerment and in June 2014, David was named and awarded as one of the 100 most outstanding Nigerians in the UK from 1914 – 2014, at the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK Celebration. David is also Passionate about Grassroots Development, Empowerment and Mentoring young people, With an impressive track record in delivering excellence at grassroots sports, A proud lagosian, Surulere to be precise.
Sonia Mercillina Nwora
Employment and Welfare Advisory Manager
A highly experienced Employment and Welfare Advisory Manager has worked within public services over the last 15 years. Her passion for advocacy, coaching and mentoring stems from her genuine love of helping people to realise, develop and utilise their potential and empower themselves.
Yemi Fagbohun
Website Lead for TeamNigeriaUK and PathwaySports
Computer programmer and has worked with various voluntary organisations in London.
Patricia Edonya
Project Manager at Team Nigeria UK & Pathway Sports
Project Manager with a BSc in Cognitive Science from University of Westminster and an MSc in Transcultural Mental Healthcare from Queen Mary’s University London. She also the Pathway Sport Football team secretary, certified Prince2 project manager and trained first aider and fire warden. She has worked as an Executive Assistant to leaders such as the Mayor of Newham, Head of Brent Education and Chair of medicine at Queen Mary’s University London. Patricia has also worked in local government for number of years on many projects involving children. Patricia is the Treasurer at the Ijaw Peoples Association. Her background and focus on community collaboration has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. In her spare time she enjoys photography, sewing and is an Arsenal supporter.
Ahmed Saliu
Team Nigeria UK Mentoring
Is the lead for Team Nigeria UK Mentoring and has over 10 years’ experience of working with children and families. He is qualified HCPC registered Social Worker. He is also professionally qualified Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Youth and Community Worker and a practising Youth Justice Officer. He is currently working on the Stronger Families Programme for Islington Children Services as Family Intervention Programme Keyworker. Ahmed has a passion for supporting young people in making positive changes and promoting their independent living skills. In December 2007, Ahmed was nominated for the Richmond Council Staff Excellence Awards Education and Children’s Services Employee of the Year for his contributions to supporting Children and Families in the Borough to achieve positive outcomes.
Tara Aladegbamigbe
Head of Sports Therapy
Pre, During & Post Match Medical support for Both TNUK and PathwaySports as well as the Lead Photographer. Tara is extremely Enthusiastic about sports, Young people and media, being the Ceo & Founder of TOPhotography and also working as an Assistant Director on a Number of Nollywood Movie sets by the Age of 18.
Yemi Aransi-Ola
Head of Finance for Team Nigeria UK and Pathway Sports.
A Qualified Accountant with extensive experience in Accounting, Banking and Tax. Having graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc. in Applied Accounting, Yemi works for a UK high street bank. He is an Associate of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB). Yemi is passionate about youth development through education and he himself has a track record of achieving success in education. In 2005, he won the overall best candidate in Chartered Institute of Bankers’ global examination.
Kehinde Alli-Balogun
Cinematograher, photographer and a proactive speaker
Possesses a strong passion to help Young people and help the most vunerable with inspirational words and actions. As a filmmaker who trained and worked at Soho Film Lab had a huge privileged to be among the production crew that worked on British - Hollywood big budgeted films such as The Green Zone Thriller, Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides 4 (2011), Hunting Houses, an ITV Series productions and also some big budgeted commercials. Alli-Balogun holds a M. A in Cinematography and Post - Production from University of Greenwich.
Olufemi Oluwayomi
Head Coach Team Nigeria UK
A graduate of Business Administration and an alumni of Nigeria lnstitute for Sports. He played in the Nigeria league with NNPC, Bank of the North and Zamtex of Gusau. Olufemi has been actively involved in the round leather game as a Club Owner, Coach and Marketer since he retired due to an injury in 1992. He is an English FA Licensed football Coach , an active member of Surrey Football Association and passionate believer in the Youth as the Leaders of tomorrow. He enjoys working as a Youth Development Coach and has written a book on Football 'Talents A Guide to Discovery and Development'.
Dare Gbadebo
TNUK Lagos Representative
Is a prolific writer who was trained as a photographer at Pefti Film Institute, Lagos, Nigeria. He has worked with several top and leading media houses in Nigeria. He is an Analyst with MFB Publishing.