Gary Crookes

Founder: Shadowball Rugby Program

Gary is assionate about sports innovations and it’s role in developing people and nations. Offering a record of success in sports business development. Starting out in corporate, learning by investing in varying markets,  persevering and eventually taking a businesses from idea to start up and on to becoming a globally recognized leader in its field. Gary is the inventor of Shadowball, an internationally registered rugby pass and skills training system, and keeps on pushing the envoleope with innovative ideas in sport education and skills development.



  • MBA in Sport Management (currently enrolled)
  • Real Madrid Graduate School, MIT – Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Raizcorp Partner Elite – division for high potential entrepreneurs
  • WITS Tech  - National Diploma Marketing