Mar
24

Why Don’t Australian Football League Teams Trade Expiring Contracts?

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The NBA, like the Australian Football League (AFL), operates on a salary cap. In both leagues, contracts are guaranteed, meaning if you sign a player for 5 years you are liable for the full compensation for that time. A lot of NBA teams use the latter end of large contracts to their advantage, whereas their…
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Sep
24

Australian Football League Players Association Launches Agent Course

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The Australian Football League Player’s Association (AFLPA) has launched a new program aimed at educating future AFL agents. The Executive Certificate (Player Agents) is a course which runs for 6 weeks covering areas including Crisis Management, Talent Identification and Player Development. Realizing the majority of those interested would be full time workers, the course will…
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Sep
18

Former IMG Agent Liam Pickering Begins Representing Australian Football Players Again

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Australian Football League (AFL) agent Liam Pickering’s one year non-compete clause has expired, and he is now free to represent AFL players again. Liam Pickering split from IMG in September last year, leaving several players connected to the company with no agent. IMG decided to disband its AFL division, and managing director Martin Jolly suggested…
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Aug
27

Can the Australian Football League Justify The Single Economic Entity Principle?

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This article explores Paul A. Czarnota’s newly released article, “The AFL, the joint venture defence and single economic entity theory“, which can be found in August’s edition of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law (AJCCL). The Australian Football League (AFL) is one of the most unique sporting leagues in the world. Like the…
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Jun
07

AFL Agents Banned From Betting

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The Courier Mail is reporting that the Australian Football League Player’s Association (AFLPA) has decided to join the AFL in combating gambling. After much discussion, all accredited AFL Agents will be banned from betting on AFL matches. However, there is a twist. Instead of the AFL itself handing down the penalties for the breaches, Agents…
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Apr
24

Stride Sports Saga Headed For The Courts

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Another twist in the Stride Sports story with Director Glenn Archer of Stride Sports Management launching legal action against his former employee and Australian Football League (AFL) agent Alex McDonald. Caroline Wilson of the The Age reported the news late last week. As I had previously reported, Alex McDonald had left his former company Stride…
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Apr
11

Ned Guy Follows Alex McDonald Out The Door At Stride Sports

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This is looking like it could get ugly. Leading Journalist Damien Barrett tweeted over the weekend that Australian Football League (AFL) agent Ned Guy has departed from Stride Sports Management. This is on the back of last week’s news that Alex McDonald had also left the high profile agency. A clearer view of Alex’s plans…
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Apr
03

Alex McDonald Leaves Stride Sports Management, Next Move Unclear

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Caroline Wilson broke the news in The Age over the weekend that Australian Football League (AFL) agent Alex McDonald has left Stride Sports Management. The former player and now leading manager had an apparent falling out with the company’s board, which is made up of a mix of current and former sporting stars including Ricky…
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Mar
27

On To The Next One: Dustin Martin

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Damien Barrett reported on The Footy Show last week that Richmond player Dustin Martin has left Phoenix Management to join Ralph Carr at RCM Sport. 20-year-old Martin is one of the most promising footballers in the Australian Football League (AFL), and his current deal expires at the end of 2013. Dustin was the subject of…
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Mar
21

Breaking Down Australian Football League Free Agency 2012

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Late last week the Australian Football League (AFL) released the list of players that will be Free Agents at the end of the upcoming 2012 season. A total of 81 players (62 unrestricted and 19 restricted) will have the opportunity to switch clubs free of having to follow the draft system. St Kilda has the…
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