WSBSPORT has introduced a new member into its team. Thibault Leflot, who has worked for the Olympique de Marseille, will be the consultant in charge of the opening of new centers.

Today he tells us a little bit about himself:

“I’ve always loved playing indoor soccer since I was a kid and the tournaments in my club were the highlight of the year.”

My passion took a different route when I saw the concept of 5-a-side arrive in France the early 2000s. I wrote a  master thesis in sports management answering the following question: “The activity of renting of football grounds can be part of a profitable business? “After a 6-month of research, the answer was … yes!

I worked 3 years at the Olympique de Marseille as head of marketing and coordinator of the UEFA Champions League. I return to my original passion: 5 a side. I’m called by Zinedine Zidane who opens the Z5 center in Aix-en-Provence! My mission was to make the center is operational and to manage the marketing, commercial, communication, and events. Four years later I was appointed director of the development of Z5 with 3 openings of new centers: two franchising centers and the center in Turin, the first international branch of the Z5 group.

The experience enriched me and the moments spent alongside Zinedine Zidane were incredible. His professionalism and his drive are remarkable; this allowed me to grow in my work. One of the most beautiful moments was the organization of the 40 years of Zizou with 800 people and more than 40 media.

My 5 a side adventure continues at WSBSPORT as a consultant. I accompany those who have a project and hopes to open a center, coordinate the process: market study, marketing, real estate research, business plans, offers, investor search techniques, business launch, and club openings.

I appreciate the work with the WSBSPORT team. Their professionalism, ambition, experience bring together all the conditions are brought together in the realization of new projects.

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