Evolution, Maturing and Growing up from Industry to Profession

Time to Grow Up ? (pt1) – Is it time for the Football Agent Industry to mature into a profession?

There comes a time in every industry, and for those involved in and affected by said industry to decide whether the industry is professional and whether those involved are recognised as professionals. It is not enough to label a profession based on the actions of a select few working in that industry however professional, conscientious,…

“Well he’s no Luis Suarez” : An Agents Duty of Care

Should who the player is, really affect the agents duty of care to the player ?   It is safe to say the world of football isn’t immune to stupid comments and also not being the most professional of industries at times. Whether it be a common faux pas made by players via social media,…

Football Agents Taking Money Out of ‘The Game’ ?

I am probably putting myself in the ‘firing line’ with this article, but as a football intermediary (agent) it is a phrase I hear time and time again, and is very much a favourite of the sports media columnists : “Taking Money Out of the Game” but : what exactly does it mean? and, who…

Football Bias and Stereotypes …. ‘All Go With The Territory’

Last week I had the pleasure in being able attend one of the Football Association’s Talent-ID courses, and although this was meant for club recruitment and scouting staff I felt it was an important part of my own personnel CPD programme – especially as there are few (if any) such courses for agents/intermediaries. Prior to…

Renewing as a Registered Football Intermediary (Agent) – Is it Worth It ?

So the time is fast approaching where myself and many other intermediaries are considering whether or not  they will renew their  registration with the FA (Football Association), whether they are new intermediaries or were previously licensed football agents before the regulations changed in April 2015 (hence the annual renewal). Now to many it may seem…