On To The Next One: Dustin Martin

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…

Course Report: Accelerated Sports Management Program. Part 1.

This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the Accelerated Sports Management Program run by Infront Consulting and Stride Sports Management. I have been given the opportunity to attend seminars associated with a newly designed course to help students learn more about the Athlete Representation Industry. Run over seven sessions, the course…

Why Melbourne Won Out In The Tom Scully Deal

A lot of uncertainty came with the introduction of the new Australian Football League (AFL) franchise Greater Western Sydney (GWS). As seen in the previous season with the Gold Coast Suns, players were able to be ‘poached’ from other clubs with the clubs who lost players receiving one or two compensation picks. The news of…

Lockout Drawing Closer for the Australian Football League

As the NFL finally resolved its lockout, another national football league is heading towards one. The Australian Football League’s (AFL) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is due to end after the current season, and the sides are still stuck on a few important points, one of them being the same problem the NFL faced – Distribution…

AFL Agent Ricky Nixon in Hot Water

The AFL’s most powerful agent Ricky Nixon is currently involved in a scandal that could potentially end his career. A couple of months ago, nude photos of high profile St. Kilda players were released on the internet. The photos were proposed to be stolen from one of the player’s computers by a 17 year old…

AFL Rich List

Unlike most of the Big 4 leagues in the USA, AFL (Australian Football League) contracts aren’t released to the public. Therefore a lot of speculation is created as to who is making the big bucks. Fox Sports has compiled a rough guide through research in the industry as to who are the highest paid athletes…

AFL Draft Preview 2008

In what will be the 2nd last of the ‘regular’ drafts before the Gold Coast team enters the competition (Gold Coast will have 8 out of the first 24 picks in the 2010 draft), all first round picks were kept by their respective clubs during trade week. As of last year (and as I reported…