About us

The Football Foundation

Our story

Upshot is a performance management software solution developed in 2009 by the Football Foundation, UK's largest sports charity. The Football Foundation needed to demonstrate the impact of its funding, and Upshot enabled them to measure outcomes quickly and easily. Previously it was very time consuming and difficult to produce quantitative or qualitative data.

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Inspiration for development

To develop Upshot further, inspiration was taken from modern applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, where the public willingly enter data because it benefits them. These applications are accessible using mobile phones, tablets and computers and Upshot needed the same ease of use.

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Upshot is unique

Upshot was launched in March 2012 as a performance management software solution for public and not-for-profit organisations like the Football Foundation.

Upshot can provide funders and deliverers with a clear picture of what’s going on and it combines evidence across projects, so everyone involved can analyse the bigger picture.

Now, more than 650 public and not-for-profit organisations are using Upshot to manage, monitor and evidence their community projects.

Meet the Upshot team


Preeti Shetty

Head of Operations

Preeti is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with over 9 years' experience working in the sport for development sector with NGOs and governing bodies. She has a Master's in Sports Management and focuses her efforts on growing Upshot, both in the UK and internationally.


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Jason Michalski


Jason grew up in Germany, South Africa, Malaysia and Indonesia. He finally settled in the UK to study Economics and PIR. After several years working in HE sport, Jason joined Upshot in 2018. 



Joseph Flagg

Senior Consultant

Joseph studied Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Leeds. Prior to joining Upshot he gained experience working in professional football academies and for an international Football for Development NGO.



Tobias Trombik

Senior Consultant

Tobias has gathered vast business experience in the sports sector by working with agencies, federations and not-for-profit organisations internationally and domestically. Prior to this, Tobias completed his MSc in Sports Management at Birkbeck College.


Noam Gur

Noam Gur

Relationship Manager

Noam gained experience working in the Hi-Tech industry and sport for development sector in Israel. Prior to joining Upshot, he completed his MSc in Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University.


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William Noyes


William joined the team after several years working in the not-for-profit sector with experience overseeing on-the-ground monitoring and evaluation strategies for national and international organisations.


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James Gallagher

Account & Support Manager

James joined Upshot after gaining exposure to the non-profit sector whilst volunteering throughout his time at University. On leaving school he spent time working in the hospitality industry before pursuing his studies further. 


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Paul Beecroft

Paul joined the team after five years experience as a store manager for a national retailer. Whilst working he completed his Business & Economics degree through the Open University. 


Want to work for us

Are you passionate about the non-profit sector? Do you have experience in the monitoring and evaluation of impact?

We are not currently recruiting for any positions but we still want to hear from you! 

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Are you passionate about the non-profit sector? Do you have experience in the monitoring and evaluation of impact? We are not currently recruiting for any positions but we still want to hear from you! 

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