Meet The Team

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Dayo Okewale

Managing Director

Dayo Okewale is the Founder and Managing Director of Who’s Got Game Basketball, the organisation specialises in using sport as a tool for social change and development. Former professional basketball player, Dayo believe is an underused medium for teaching and instilling life and social skills, he is passionate with the in promoting the use of sport as a tool for education and change.

Dayo Okewale comes from a background Pro basketball, having played nationally, and internationally with experience totalling over ten years, and basketball coaching experience of five years, a level 3 qualified basketball coach, an international sports trainer with experience working Globally with different cultures. He has a Business BA Honours Degree and great leadership experience.Having established Who’s Got Game in 2008 it has grown to a highly successful company working with an extensive list of corporate organisations, athletes and non-athlete clients. He previously held a new business role with a top finance company and prior to that roles in Operations and Internal Services.Dayo also has over four years experience in the financial services sector.

Dayo also believes that sport is a brilliant, underused tool engagement; and that the convening power of sport itself creates a genuine opportunity to drive and sustain change.

Dayo also works in the UK government at the House of Lords and is also part of the UNESCO Human Rights Global Integration forum alumni and leadership program, having published articles and essays on children’s human rights and child poverty and an international sports trainer working with the International Sports and Culture Association and hosting international sports training projects for the British Council and EU.

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Ade

Head of Operations

A very passionate person always making things happens. Ade is very zealous about youth and seeing young people achieve and stand out in their generation. Ade has outstanding liaising skills and is a natural leader. Over 10 years basketball experience, responsible for key sponsorships and new business. Previously worked with Charity from Boyhood to Manhood Foundation (FBMF). Founded of a project called Think Future a project that opens up business and career opportunities to students thinking about the next step after university. A Kingston University Business Enterprise award winner. Elected a trustee of the Volunteer Centre Westminster.

 

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Mark
Project Officer
Champion and lead for our current schools and college projects, Mark has always been a natural born leader,very active and competitive in sports. Young ambassador for Beyond Sport and part of the ‘Generation Ali’ team. He was in the top 10 under 17 in the UK at Shot Putt and has been to the English Schools Championship twice, and number one Shot Putter in his local borough seven years running. Mark Currently performs and teaches music, he goes into primary and secondary schools encouraging young people to be active and use their gifts and talents.

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Israel
Events Manager
Israel is an events Manager.  Israel is a natural born leader he continues to encourage and inspire his generation. Born and raised coming out of east London Israel has overcome lot of gang and juvenile crime activity, he now gives back to his community with Who’s Got Game Basketball organization and is a well-conditioned athletic model to his environment. Israel is a Young ambassador for Beyond Sport and part of the ‘Generation Ali’ team.

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