SPORTbible Teams Up With Rising Ballers To Be Kit Sponsor This Season
SPORTbible and Rising Ballers have joined forces this season in an exciting new partnership.
The Rising Ballers will carry SPORTbible logos on the kits of their men's, women's and college teams this campaign.
Formed in 2016, Rising Ballers is a leading platform promoting youth footballers around the world.
They helped shine a light on young footballers like Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi before they made their first-team debuts.
Rising Ballers FC was founded in 2018 and is made up of some of the best unsigned talent in London between the ages of 15 and 21 who are all chasing a dream.
The teams train and play matches weekly with scouts in attendance, and for many of them it's a final shot at becoming a professional footballer.
The women's team launched earlier this year while the college team are the latest addition to the Rising Ballers family.
The college programme based in west London started just this month and couples football with education.
Aspiring footballers train and player ever week while being guided by UEFA 'A' Licensed coaches and studying BTEC Level 3 in Sport.
Just this week, Rising Ballers player Tashae Andall-Gibbons signed his first professional deal with Premier League side Sheffield United.
The 5ft 6ins midfielder was turned down by Charlton so settled for non-league football with Staines until the age of 18.
Rising Ballers helped Andall-Gibbons secure a trial at Sheffield United, and this week his dream of signing for a Premier League club came true.
One five-second clip of Johnson's insane control during a game for Rising Ballers racked up the views online and turned the 19-year-old into an internet sensation.
He said: "I woke up the next morning and the clip was on Soccer AM and SPORTbible, then I was like 'woah' is this really happening right now?"
Johnson had trials at QPR, Tottenham, Crawley Town and Oxford United in his earlier years.
He joined Rising Ballers earlier this year, and that skill earned him a trial with Chelsea.
Johnson was unable to sign for Chelsea due to their ongoing transfer ban, and instead joined Dutch second division side Volendam.
We'll be following the Rising Ballers' progress throughout the season so stay tuned for more on our exciting new partnership.