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.
Martin has been working with Badu since 2019 and became part of Badu’s organisation because of a shared ethos of giving back to the community. He very much believes that all young people should be given the same opportunities to succeed. With a 47 year career in sports broadcasting, Tyler hopes that his deep knowledge of the sporting world can give help to the students, families and everyone at Badu.
Since joining Badu, he has taken an active role within the organisation, using his experience and insight to help our young players and coaches improve on their own personal journeys. These include taking part in online Q&A’s, visiting our after-school camps to personally meet and talk to our team, and getting involved in our annual “That Moment When…” Christmas campaign.
As an advocate for the growth of grassroots football and player development, his interaction with our young players and our cause has been highly valued. We will continue to work together and learn from each other as Badu continues to grow.
“Working with Badu has been a breath of fresh air for me and an eye opening experience. The organisation has illustrated to me issues in areas of our London community that just aren’t being addressed.
We have only just scratched the surface and there is so much more to do but with all the great people involved at Badu I am sure we can make a difference. It is exciting and challenging , and most of all much needed”
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.
Brentford 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 has begun to flourish.