A founder member of DRN Sports Management, Kiko is able to offer his unique experience. The father of a Premiership and International footballer, Kiko has first hand experience of the importance of being able to rely upon a reputable sports representative. Passionate that the needs of the client and their families should always be paramount, Kiko has held a successful management role in private industry for many years and is able to transfer these skills to DRN Sports. With a firm belief that players should be represented only by those with their best interests at heart, Kiko has been integral to the development of DRN Sports. With strong football contacts at all levels of the game, Kiko offers valuable guidance to clients at each stage of their career. Kiko specialises in player and club liaison.
A qualified solicitor and registered FA Intermediary, David has had a successful legal career for over twenty years. An expert advocate and negotiator with a wide practice base, David combines his legal ability and love of sport to ensure that he is a key member of the team at DRN Sports. With strong contacts throughout the football world and a strong work ethic, David is a trusted and well respected representative for our clients. Equally at ease speaking to a client or appearing before a legal tribunal, David’s communication skills are a key asset.
Nick is an FA intermediary. He qualified as a solicitor over 15 years ago and is also a regulated independent financial adviser. As an expert advocate and negotiator, Nick is able to draw upon his legal knowledge and previous roles in private industry to ensure our clients are expertly represented. With particular interest in disciplinary and regulatory matters, Nick has a wide spectrum of skills that make him a key member of the DRN Sports team. Nick together with David, ensures that our clients are advised on relevant issues affecting the modern day athlete such as social media interaction and potential linked offences for example. In addition, Nick has appeared on Lancashire RFU Disciplinary Boards.
Graham is a former professional footballer who scored 70 goals in a career for Burnley, Preston, Wigan and Rochdale during the 1990’s. After his playing career ended, he worked in the Academy at Burnley F.C. Coaching players and helping to mentor coaches he helped with the day to day running of the department, helping to achieve a grading from category 3 to 2 while working his way up to Academy Operations Manager.
Graham has built strong relationships within the professional and semi-professional game in the UK and Australia over the past 10 years. Helping talented players progress and ensuring that the players he works with or represents have the best opportunities to have a successful career.
Kenny Weston is a Football Consultant based in Australia. Past Manchester United youth and Ipswich Town professional footballer in the 90’s. Kenny has over a decade’s experience coaching and mentoring players in professional football environments in the UK, USA and Australia. In his previous role as Head Coach of the National Training Centre in Australia he coached a number of present youth internationals and developed players for professional club academies and youth national teams.
Kenny has built strong relationships with professional clubs and key stakeholders in Australia and the UK. He has a large network of contacts across Europe, Asia and the USA. He is passionate about ensuring the talent that he works with have the best possible opportunities to forge long and successful careers.
Lee Diggle is an experienced football intermediary. Based in the North West, Lee has a particular passion for uncovering non-league talent and helping players reach their potential. Aware that football is a matter of opinions, Lee has been instrumental in helping a number of players climb the football pyramid.
Raman is a football enthusiast who has been involved in the game for over three decades, including coaching, writing and more recently scouting. Attending regular academy matches, Raman is continuing to gain knowledge in the rising stars of the beautiful game, whilst also maintaining his own self development attending relevant football courses.
Having previously being involved in artist management, music, media and the entertainments industry, Raman has always taken great pride, due care and attention to detail when working with clients. His strengths and qualities include, honesty, transparency, trust and reliability, with a real determination to see a task through to the end.