Recruitment Team

We don’t just email coaches – we call their personal numbers. In this game, it’s not only what you know, but who you know!

Amrit Rai
Director / FOUNDER

Amrit Rai is founder / owner of Platform Sports. He comes from the city of New Plymouth, New Zealand, and founded Platform Sports in 2014. Over the course of 9 remarkable years, Amrit has been instrumental in facilitating the college dreams of more than three hundred student athletes. His efforts have resulted in securing over 50 million in scholarships for these talented individuals, enabling them to gain access to prestigious universities. With a global outlook, Amrit’s reach extends to athletes from 13 different countries. He has diligently built a strong recruitment team dedicated to assisting student athletes in finding the right college fit. Amrit’s mission focuses on creating a safe and transparent pathway for each student athlete, tailored to their unique college aspirations.

William Clarkson
Platform Recruiting Executive

William Clarkson is from Auckland, New Zealand and is the Recruitment Manager at Platform Sports. His role is to ensure that the college placement process runs smoothly for all of our amazing athletes. Prior to working at Platform, Will had competed at a US College for lacrosse. Alongside this he currently coaches for and represents New Zealand for lacrosse internationally. His passion for sports, coaching and helping student athletes unlock their potential makes him the perfect recruitment manager for our Platform Team.


Stefan is from Auckland, New Zealand, and is the Content Manager / Administrator for Platform Sports. Stefan graduated Victoria University with a Bachelors in Film and Media. His role within Platform Sports is to create transparent image of the college system through content. Stefan is also heavily involved in areas of the college process for student athletes. 

Andrew Peat
Sports video editor

Meet Andrew Peat, a seasoned Sports Performance Analyst, Video Coach, and Assistant Coach with a remarkable track record. With his expertise, Andrew has contributed significantly to the success of various international events, including four International Women’s World Cup tournaments and one Men’s FIFA Club World Cup. Notably, Andrew played a pivotal role in supporting the Canada Women’s National Team as they secured the prestigious Bronze Medal during the London 2012 Olympics. His dedication and passion for the game also led him to work with the Vancouver Whitecaps, a Professional Men’s Football team in Major League Soccer (MLS), where he served as part of the Technical Staff for four seasons. His keen eye for analysing performance and utilising video as a powerful tool make him a valuable addition to our Platform Team.

Natasha Lloyd
College Recruiter

Natasha Lloyd is one of New Zealand’s best swimmers in the history of the sport. Natasha held a breaststroke records and has represented New Zealand on international stages. Natasha is a two time All-American, which is the highest sporting honour for a student athlete. She attended Auburn University, one of the most prestigious colleges in America. As a college recruiter she has earned over $3 million in scholarships for student athletes and her connections run deep in the college system. Very happy to have Natasha on the Platform Team.




Simon Chrétien
College recruiter

Simon was born in Ireland to Belgian parents, but I grew up and went to school in Christchurch (NZ). Simon played through the soccer grades at Cashmere Technical and Canterbury United, captaining the Youth Team and getting a First Team contract before making my move to the United States. Simon’s first two college seasons were at Quincy University (NCAA D2) before transferring to East Tennessee State University (NCAA D1) and later Saint Joseph’s University (NCAA D1). Simon placed many student-athletes into the college system in 2022. With his experience and knowledge of the American college system, our student-athletes will have an advantage in obtaining a college scholarship.

“Amrit and Platform Sports have made my U.S recruitment process both simple and enjoyable. He does so much behind the scenes work that has allowed me to find a college that is a perfect fit for me. I am very excited to start my time in the U.S and have Amrit to thank for helping it to be a such seamless process and transition.”

Hannah Blake
University of Michigan – Soccer

“Platform Sports was quick to help in finding my next home after I had explained my situation to him. I couldn’t be more grateful for their expertise. Within a month of the first phone call discussing a potential transfer, Amrit and his team had determined a new university that ticked all my boxes. Platform Sports made it all possible.”

Sean Green
Winthrop University – Soccer 
“Platform Sports has been incredibly helpful on my college recruitment journey. I truely couldn’t have done it without them and the great knowledge and connections they have.”
University of Florida – Swimming
Melissa Cowen

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