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Why Moonrise?

“Moonrise" a chance for fans to engage with the stars.

For many people to talk to their sporting idol is a dream which they think they will never be able to experience. At Moonrise Sports we make the impossible, possible and bring the sports players to the homes of fans world wide digitally.

Meet the team

Founder - Charlie Hartley

Charlie Played professional cricket for Kent CCC for 4 and a half years. During his time as a professional cricketer he was passionate about engaging with fans.

Charlie knows first hand the life changing power engaging with elite sports people can have and is committed to making sure every sports fan in the world has the opportunity to be inspired like he was.


John Paul Thwaytes

John Paul Thwaytes began his career as chief Trader on the Derivatives Market of Liffe. 


He went on to become Founder and Chairman of ODL Securities and grew the business to become the fourth largest FX Trading house in London, processing £250bn per month with global staff of 240.  


John Paul is an angel investor in multiple innovative startups including Currency Cloud, Bloc Hotels, a disruptive Pensions business and degradable products. He has acted as chairman to oversee the Boards of financial businesses among many other achievements.  


Andrew Ford

Andrew is a highly experienced and talented solicitor. Bringing with him experience from magic circle firms, Andrew’s personal and conscientious approach is suited to the needs of those facing criminal allegations. Conscious that each client has much at stake, Andrew has an enviable record of avoiding charges being brought against his clients by virtue of his pre-charge advice and skilful representation.

Working exclusively with those who can privately fund their own representation, Andrew’s clients include professional sportspeople, medical professionals, and those of high net-worth. Andrew is considered a ‘rising star’ in both criminal and sports law.

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