2811 Sport Media founder and Managing Director, David Broadbent, has a wealth of experience within the sports sponsorship world.

David has held senior commercial management positions at a number of football clubs and has completed deals including stadium naming rights, front of shirt sponsorships, stand naming rights among many others. Within football David has worked in every division, from the Championship to National League North and has experienced promotion and relegation and the effects that has on a Club.

Away from football David has worked on agreements within; Rugby League, Hockey, Ice Hockey and Netball both on behalf of Clubs and on behalf of businesses.

Away from sport we have experience of working with businesses to develop marketing plans, write press releases and advise on events, as well as hosting and organising events from fashion shows, comedy nights and sporting dinners.


FA Registered Intermediary; IMS003950

Football Development Consultant
Sports Broadcast Journalist

Available for;
· Radio
· Television
· Personal Appearances
· Social Media Work
· Print Media interviews

2811 Sport Media Football Development Consultant Lee Croft enjoyed a glittering professional career spanning over 15 years.

Coming through the Manchester City Academy Lee represented England at a number of youth levels, including the 2003 Under 20’s World Cup. Throughout his career Lee played for Manchester City, Norwich City, Derby County and Oldham Athletic. Lee also enjoyed a spell in Scotland playing for St. Johnstone where he was part of the side that won the 2014 Scottish Cup for the first time in the Club’s history. Lee is also the most capped England youth international player.

Making just under 400 senior appearances, Croft won the player of the year award at both Norwich City and Oldham Athletic. Throughout his playing career Lee showed an interest in the media side of the game with regular appearances on Soccer AM.

In January 2018 Lee brought his playing career to a close to concentrate on his future career within the business and media side of football.

Since retirement Lee has featured on BBC Radio Manchester, Talksport, BBC Radio Norfolk and Goal, offering co-commentary, expert analysis and summarising. He is equally at home in the studio or doing live stadium based commentary. Lee is also comfortable on television and on social media platforms such as facebook live.

To contact Lee or enquire as to his availability please email media@2811sportmedia.co.uk or call David Broadbent on 07837 274 269.

Sports Journalist

Have you got a story to tell? A tale of success against the odds, of triumph over adversity? Or do you just want to get your club’s name out there?

Well then, 2811 Sport Media’s resident multi-media sports journalist Michael Beardmore is your man!

With more than 15 years of experience in sports journalism behind him, Michael is uniquely placed to assist you, whatever the size of your sporting organisation.

As a freelance reporter, he has written extensively on the Football League, covering the Championship, League One and League Two, for the likes of the Press Association, The Sun, The Football League Paper and many others.

But he has also been the sports editor of a group of weekly local newspapers for more than a decade, covering grassroots football from Step 5 down to Step 10 and beyond.

So, wherever you club sits in the football pyramid, Michael has the experience to help you whether it is building more content for your website or getting more stories in your local press.

And he’s not just a football expert – he’s covered snooker at the Crucible, golf at The Open and big British title boxing fights, down to local tennis, gymnastics, bowls, cricket, rugby, in fact any sport you can name.

Nominated for a string of awards, Michael’s writing abilities are recognised nationally and regionally – so if you’re in need of someone to find the words to tell your story, get in touch.

Email Michael at michael.beardmore@yahoo.co.uk or media@2811sportmedia.co.uk