Meet The Team

Michael Michailidis

BRUSA Sports Director

Michael is the Director and founder of BRUSA Sports, working in the sports world for over 10 years and being a scholarship athlete himself, Michael’s experience is what makes the approach of BRUSA Sports to it’s clients so much more personal and very specific to each client.

Michael received a full ride soccer scholarship in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) at Cumberland University. He obtained a B.com Business Management degree. Michael is passionate about the advantages both his experience and the degree in the USA have afforded him. He is committed to using that same tenacity and passion in helping the UK, SA and EU students obtain scholarships in the U.S.

Having spent 8 years in sports marketing (some of the world’s largest sports marketing agencies) and sponsorship management, Michael knows both what makes prospective students stand out and how to market them. Michael has well over 7 years of experience in the scholarship process.

With a sporting CV including football (soccer), cricket, rugby, tennis, hockey, BMX, motorsports and athletics, Michael has extensive sporting knowledge and the knowledge to help you make the best decision for your career.

Warren Van Blommestein

Warren Van Blommestein

Placement & Recruiting Manager

After matriculating from a top prestigious high school out of Johannesburg, South Africa Warren’s soccer coaching career started off with earning CAF B License before heading to Boston, USA. Being the Head Coach of various teams within the youth organization, Warren headed up the college placement program that assisted talented student-athletes with their college placements throughout the USA.

Warren’s experience within the USA college system will help talented students in South Africa and Europe achieve their dreams and play college sport at the highest level possible

BB Bejaoui

Soccer Recruitment & Scouting North Africa and Europe

BB is a full time FA (Football Association) Coach and helps the coaching of coaches projects. BB is originally from Northern Africa and is heavily involved in the development programs for the national set ups across the continent on a junior level.

BB is the director of football at Lingfield College and loves to help football and other athletes find different pathways to their dreams.

 

Gavin Bennett

Head of Baseball & Other Sports

Gavin Bennett joining the BRUSA Sports Global team as the head of Baseball and other sports recruiting for Africa.

Gavin Bennett was an Associate scout for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club in the USA  from 2007 – 2017. He is currently with the Tampa Bay Rays, he has had the privilege of signing three athletes to professional contracts in the USA.  Gavin is very involved in baseball in South Africa at both a Regional and National level, having coached the National team on a number of occasions in World Championships in various age groups from U15 to U23 as a pitching coach. He was recently part of the senior national team that won the African Continental Cup. Gavin has placed a number of athletes for various sports at colleges and universities in the USA. Gavin is very passionate about sport and helping young athletes achieve their goals by not only playing their desired sport at a high level but studying at a tertiary institute at the same time.

Callum Lawson

European Agent & Basketball Consultant

Callum Lawson joining the BRUSA Sports team as the European Agent and Basketball specialist Consultant.

Callum comes to the BRUSA Sports Global family at exactly the perfect time. We are now expanding our portfolio to become specialist consultants and recruits in the basketball world. Basketball in the USA is one of the biggest college sports and with events like March Madness and the NCAA tournament its no surprise this is a very exciting time for the company.

Callum has the experience of not only playing college basketball at the Junior College and NAIA levels but playing at the professional level throughout Europe. Callum has played in Sweden, Iceland, Italy, and of course the United Kingdom where he began his love for the sport.

The Arizona Christian University Alum will be working with most British recruits as well as the basketball throughout Europe. We are looking forward to this relationship and know that Callum will help the agency grow and hopefully we can help Callum grow.

Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett

European Scout All Sports

Colin is a top international coach and a person who looks out for the best in all athletes.

Experience unlike any other at the junior level.

Here are a few of his achievements.

 

2017 SA u12 Baseball Head Coach at u12 World Baseball Championships

2019 SA u12 Baseball Head Coach at u12 World Baseball Championships

1997 to 2003 Player SA Men’s Softball Team

2000 Played in the World Men’s Softball Championships

2004 Coach SA Men’s Softball Team at the World Men’s Softball Championships