Bournemouth FC midfielder Emiliano Marcondes is our newest patron. The Danish native worked his way through the ranks in Denmark as a professional before joining Brentford in 2018, where he began to flourish as a player in England, helping them secure promotion to the Premier League by scoring in the Championship Playoff Final in the 20/21 season. Emiliano now plays for Championship side Bournemouth AFC in a key role for the squad.
At 26, Emiliano understands the importance of working with and helping the younger generation both in football and other sports/activities. Before working with us, Emiliano worked with the Right To Dream Academy, mentoring and coaching young players in both Denmark and Ghana. His desire to give back is something we welcome here and couldn’t pass up the opportunity when he approached us. Having a professional athlete as a Badu patron is a great privilege for us. We welcome Emiliano to the BADU family with open arms.
Norwich City FC and Norwegian international midfielder, Alexander Tettey, joined Badu as a mentor in 2020. Like with many of our partners and mentors, Tettey instantly related to Badu’s values and mission with his own personal experience of total dedication to his craft.
Martin Tyler is a very familiar voice because of his long career in football commentary on television, initially with ITV and for the last three decades with Sky Sports. He also coaches in non-League football and is currently the assistant manager at Woking FC in the National League.