Our Team

Richard Acosta

Director

Richard is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in Sport, Marketing and property.

Richard is a registered FA Intermediary and RFU agent. He manages the careers of various international athletes and has worked on professional contracts with numerous Premiership Football & Rugby clubs, as well as commercial contracts with the world’s biggest sporting brands.

He is a Director of marketing agency Ubiquity Group, working with brands and organisations throughout the UK and Europe.

As a property investment advisor, he also works with high profile sports people all over the world and currently serves as a director of property search and acquisition agency Arena Search.

Mike Dods

Client Services Director

Mike has over 20 years experience in the Sports industry, dealing with key decision makers and stakeholders at the highest level of UK Sport.

Having worked at Under Armour for 17 years, he personally managed and had responsibility for all UA Athletes and Licensed Teams in the UK & Ireland, overseeing Team Partnerships and the servicing and activation of Assets.

A former Scotland Rugby international, Mike played for Northampton Saints and the Border Reivers. His professionalism and vast contacts in Football, Rugby and Golf are key attributes along with his experience in contract negotiation, sponsorship and partnership agreements.

John McNabb

Head of Football

John is an experienced Head of Football with a background in Football scouting, Football Coaching and player liaison.

He has over 25 year’s experience in scouting having worked for some of the biggest Football clubs across England including Manchester United Football Club, Liverpool Football Club, and Everton Football Club, John has a good Football coaching pedigree having worked for Liverpool County Football Association, Liverpool School Boys ( ESFA) as well as a number of grassroots teams across Merseyside.

Through his vast network of contacts and player knowledge he has acted as a broker and player liaison to facilitate a number of high profile transfers involving both Premier League and Football League clubs.

In his personal life John loves to spend time with his three granddaughters.

Bill Darwin

Football Recruitment Lead & FA Intermediary

With over 30 years involved in Football as a player, coach, scout, and now Intermediary and player liaison, Bill prides himself in helping to improve footballers in every aspect of their game.

Bill has taken many players into the academy system and professional game, whilst continuing to provide advice and assistance.

Having a close relationship with key individuals throughout the football world means Bill is well positioned to support and develop players.

Chris Lee

Head of American Football

Chris has a background in finance, having spent over 13 years working alongside a portfolio of clients spanning the Business Banking, Commercial & Corporate sectors.

His involvement in American Football in the UK has spanned over a decade, playing both at University and Senior League level including winning a National title in 2006.

Having retired following a knee injury, he remained involved in the game as an Assistant and Positional Coach before relocating to the North West.

Chris is keen to use his strong network of contacts to identify the best European players and establish INS as the first European focused American Football agency.

Sport Advisors

Peter Scrivener

Peter was a professional rugby player at London Wasps from 1992 – 2003 until he was forced into retirement with a career ending injury.

During his career he won two Tetley Bitter Cups, three Premiership titles and one Heineken Cup. He also represented England at U18’s, U21’s, A and Sevens as well as the Barbarians.

Peter joined Tickets.com, a subsidiary of Major League Baseball Advanced Media in 2004 as Sales Manager for Sport and progressed to Head of Sales during the 18 months he was there.

In 2006 he joined London Wasps as Commercial Director and enjoyed four seasons with rugby’s most successful club. He now serves as the CEO of Klas International.