Sports Agent

SPORT AGENTS

Description:

Sports Agents represent an athlete to potential employers and advertisers. They are often seen as the mediator or middle person and look after the general interest of the athlete

Facts:

Sports agents activily seek business for the athletics by organising guest appearances and media promotions. They usually charge a fee to the clients on behalf of the athletes and take a commission on income earned

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong planning organization and leadership
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate
  • Good legal knowledge

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Sports Agent might include

  • Negotiate discussions on salaries or sponsorships.
  • Provide legal advice to athletes
  • Organise and co ordinate events

Entry Requirements

To become a Sports Agent, building years of having sport related experience is an advantage.

One must have a strong legal knowledge and good training and background in business.

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://www.prospects.ac.uk

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