Contract Negotiation

Not a Penny Less…

Channel 9 News reported on Monday about the future of rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams. The 21 year old is going to be a superstar, already turning down major contracts from overseas. The National Rugby League (NRL) also believes he has an amazing worth, and has refused to accept any contract that pays him […]

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Hay Fever

Fox Sports is reporting about an intriguing story in the AFL. Jonathan Hay began a 3 year near $1 million contract with the Kangaroos at the start of last season. His form was average at best and it was revealed during the season that he was suffering from bi-polar disorder. The Kangaroos now want to […]

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Too good to be true…

You know the saying, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably isn’t. Great example as to why teams should check that their sponsors can actually pay before signing them on. Boland Rugby Union, a successful rugby team in South Africa has gotten into some financial trouble because it’s major sponsor, Fidentia can […]

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Sue Yorke

Interesting player dispute is surfacing in Australia that I thought I would bring to your attention. Dwight Yorke, the former hero of Sydney FC is still owed $250,000 of unpaid wages from his time at the club last season. His management team has brought legal action against the club. However, Sydney FC is counter suing […]

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Mighty Fine

Throw this one under nightmare of clients, or should I say coaches. The word fine is always associated with Maria Sharapova, but this time it’s for the wrong reason. Maria was fined $2,000 for illegal coaching from the sideline by her father during her quarter final match at the Australian Open. I’m sure that Maria […]

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Edit: This is issue has been settled by the Melbourne Storm trading 2 players to the Gold Coast Titans and AUS$85,000 compensation. Read the story here. An on-going battle has been taking place in the world of rugby lately. Steve Turner played for the Melbourne Storm last season and during the season announced he would […]

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Earn it like Beckham

A milestone in sports today, and what other person would you expect it from than Mr. David Beckham. There has been speculation about his future at Real Madird for a while now, and he has always expressed interest in playing in America. David Beckham will leave Real Madrid in June and join MLS team L.A. […]

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Great Expectations

Re-watching our favourite show Entourage the other day made me realize what I think is one of the most important aspects of being a sports agent. Super Agent Ari Gold summed it up perfectly. Manage your clients expectations Pretty self explanatory but so critical. Basically, don’t go promising the world to your client if you […]

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My Other Job is an Athlete

Interesting article in the Herald Sun last week which announced the Top 10 highest-earning Australian athletes. No surprise to see that golfer Greg Norman remains number 1, earning $20 million for the year. However, Greg doesn’t play much golf these days, and relies on his endorsements to amass his earnings. In fact, he made only […]

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Back so soon?

An interesting case has emerged in the Australian Football League (AFL) which may have repercussions worldwide. Mal Michael retired from the Brisbane Lions at the end of this season, with one year remaining on his contract. Thus, his one year was voided as he ended his career. Just yesterday, he announced that he has signed […]