CITY 5’s Founder Pradeep Tillai is an entrepreneur, born and brought up in France, but originally from Pondicherry, India. He observed the incredibly high level of talent in the Indian players. He noticed that there was a lack of basic infrastructure to practice the sport and no presence of qualified coaches who knew how to develop football as a team sport.
Inspired by the existing Football Academies model in his native European nation, Pradeep developed the dream to create a Football Complex in India that would serve as a platform for football lovers to practice and develop their interest in Football – the most popular sport in the world.
On top of this, he is a former football player from a top Junior Professional Football Club in France and has both the knowledge and professional network for what it takes to set up a top Football Training Center.
Most importantly, he is benefiting from an Advisory Board composed of well-connected entrepreneurs that have established businesses in India in the fields of Energy, Real Estate and Hotel Management.
With important networks all over India and France, Pradeep has the connections to bridge the gap with a foreign expertise.