IOD Director of the Year Awards

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Benjamin Ackim profile



Managing Director
Sports City London

Benjamin Ackim is the founder of Sports City London and the Sports City Foundation Charity. He continues to support significant role models and extraordinary young people that have displayed innovation and commitment to their community, with the aim to inspire the next generation of young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

His commitment, hard work, and persistent drive to create limitless opportunities for young people is evident throughout the communities he engages, changing lives and inspiring a legacy through sport.




Sports City London currently delivers quality sports sessions, sports education, and community development programs to schools, youth clubs and organisations across the capital. To date, we have engaged 20,000 people aged 5-24 through our projects and programs. Through sport we work with people from the most deprived communities, breaking down mental, economic, and social barriers, creating opportunities for all regardless of their background.


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