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SGI signs emerging Indian player Emil Benny

Sporting Group International India (SGII) are delighted to announce that they have signed Emil Benny, one of the rising stars in the Indian football circuit.

The 21-year-old was a revelation in the I-League last season and was adjudged the Best Emerging Player of the I-league. He was also awarded the Player of the Match in the deciding encounter against TRAU in the virtual final in March.

Emil’s dribbling skills made him stand out as he started playing for SKMJ Higher Secondary School, Kalpetta. He started playing football in his village, Kalpetta and he also learned a great deal at the MSP Academy, Malappuram. From the academy, he was recruited by Gokulam’s technical director Bino George, under whom he also played for Kerala in the Santosh Trophy qualifying tournament in 2019.

Emil who idolises Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will be under the radar of a number of Indian Super League clubs said on joining SGI, “SGI manages a number of players from Kerala like Anas Edathodika and Suhair and have heard all positives things about them, I feel confident that they will help me to achieve my targets.”

SGII’s head of talent management Pranay Kapuria was delighted that Emil agreed to join our well-established roster of players now signed to the UK and India based agency, said “We continue to invest in upcoming Indian football players and in Emil we feel we have someone who we can help in achieving his ambitions. It’s our role to look after our players’ on and off the field by offering them 360-degree support and guidance throughout their career.”  

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Sporting Group International and betting.bet support safer gambling initiatives

Global sports agency Sporting Group International (SGI) are delighted to announce they have been working alongside their client betting.bet in a campaign to promote safer gambling across a multitude of sports including football, cricket and rugby.

The campaign saw clubs post a website story about how to be safe online whilst gambling including setting budget limits, taking a break and not gambling whilst emotionally distressed.

The article also highlights a number of organisations that can support customers with the prevention and cure of gambling addictions.

As part of the initiative, betting.bet donated a generous amount of money to a number of gambling charities across the UK who do a fantastic job in supporting people through their gambling problems and addictions.

Steve Gummer, Director of betting.bet commented ‘We are so pleased to see so many football clubs, cricket clubs and horse racing organisations throwing their support behind this initiative. Gambling addiction rates in the UK have risen during the pandemic, meaning companies like us have a responsibility to educate on safe gaming tactics, tools and ensure the betting community is aware of the support out there.’

Charlie Bannister, Head of Sponsorship at SGI, added ‘We were delighted to be a part of this initiative. Gambling is such a sensitive topic in sport and hopefully, with this campaign from betting.bet, there is more of an awareness about how to stay safe and within your limits when placing a bet on a sport you enjoy.’

Sporting Group International and betting.bet urge those who wish to participate in gambling, do so responsibly.

More information can be found at www.sportinggi.com and www.betting.bet