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JFS pupils sell sports website for £2.4 million

Scott Hurst and Roei Samuel's site grew to have more than ten million users

    Scott Hurst and Roei Samuel of RealSport
    Scott Hurst and Roei Samuel of RealSport

    Two former JFS pupils, who set up a sports website from their bedroom, have sold it for £2.4 million. 

    When Scott Hurst set up RealSport with his friend Roei Samuel he was unsure whether it would take off.

    But it grew to have more than ten million unique users, a team of full-time staff and thousands of contributors from more than 25 countries.

    The site has now been acquired by Gfinity, an entertainment firm specialising in e-sports. Mr Hurst, 24, who left school after his GCSEs, said he was going to celebrate by taking his mum and dad on holiday to Israel. 

    “Apart from that, I don’t know what I will do with the money,” he added.“I know I don’t have a student loan to pay off, that’s for sure.”

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