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
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
- 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
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