About Us

ESM | East Sports Management

ESM was established in 2004 with the ambition of bringing high quality sports coaching to the children of the Middle East at premium sports facilities across our network of schools venues. Today ESM is the UAE’s leading sports services provider for children, adult, community and corporate. 

ESM | Academies works with and manages first class sports academies with a proven track record of developing holistic athletes from grass roots to elite performance. ESM demands the highest standards from all our approved sports academy providers, who are required to have legal documentation according to UAE legislation as well as ensuring all programs are delivered by professional coaches and operated in a safe and fun environment.
Click to see the variety of sports available and all ESM approved academies [Academies]

ESM | Facilities hires out over 150 sports facilities to the wider community and corporate sectors of the UAE and offers premium facilities in your area. Bookings can be made for individuals, groups, sports operators and for company health and wellbeing initiatives.
Click to view the sports facilities available at our premium venues [Facilities]

ESM | Events offers professional sports event services to manage a range of sports events from birthdays, leagues, tournaments and team building, to medium and large corporate events and schools championships.
Click to see more information about our event services [Events]

ESM | Media provides the support network for all ESM departments, events and sports academies by capturing, creating and producing effective content, to be shared on a variety of multimedia platforms. Event filming, player profiles and photography are just some of the specialist services offered.

Meet the team


Clark Francis

Chief Executive Officer


Gareth Mordey

Chief Operating Officer



Chief Finance Officer


Rebecca Ryan

Corporate Services Manager


David Robinson

Sports Business Development Manager


Jimmy Repsold

School Partnership Manager


Kaye Smith

Schools Partnerships Manager


Terry Kidd

Director of Football


Adeeb Maliakkal

Leisure and Adult Recreation Manager