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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Dec
15

Course Report: Accelerated Sports Management Program. Part 1.

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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…
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Sep
20

Why Melbourne Won Out In The Tom Scully Deal

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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…
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Aug
10

Lockout Drawing Closer for the Australian Football League

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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…
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Mar
01

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…
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Mar
23

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…
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Nov
19

AFL Draft Preview 2008

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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…
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Apr
27

The 2008 Number 1 AFL Draft Pick

The 2008 AFL Season has just begun but it is already clear who the number 1 pick in this year’s draft will be. In fact, it was almost certain at the end of last year, prior to last year’s draft. Remember this name, Nicholas Naitanui, because there is a very strong chance it will be…
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Apr
19

AFL Issue No.1: Free Agency

I have briefly touched on AFL and free agency in the past, but a story came to light this week that has brought it back on the agenda. Player Agent Ricky Nixon has said that over the past couple of years, players that he has represented have been severely affected by the lack of free…
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Apr
08

AFL Player Discussion – This Wednesday, April 9th

I just received an email from Sports Management firm Flying Start regarding an interesting event that will be taking place this Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. Player Agent Ricky Nixon will be joined by AFL Footballer Brad Johnson and Journalist Mark Robinson for a live discussion on Player Management and the AFL. Ricky Nixon is one…
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