The AFLPA’s role

Accreditation, Development and Regulation

The AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA) is the sole body responsible for the accreditation, development and regulation of player agents. Importantly, as per the AFL/AFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, the negotiation of a playing contract with an AFL Club can only be performed by the player, their parent or legal guardian or a player agent accredited by the AFLPA.

Accredited Agents Board

The AFL Players’ Association Agent Accreditation Board (AAB) meets on a quarterly basis and is responsible for governing the conduct of player agents, establishing and administering the accreditation system and establishing a system for improving the quality, competence and professionalism of all player agents.

The AAB is made up of the following representatives:

James Gallagher – General Manager, Legal and Player Affairs, AFL Players’ Association (Chairman)
Tom Petroro – Accredited Agent, TLA
Paul Connors – Accredited Agent, Connors Sports Management
Peter Lenton – Accredited Agent, LFM Sports
Braham Dabscheck – Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne
Ken Wood – Manager – TPP Assurance and Advice, AFL
Paul Hamilton – AFL State Talent Manager, Victoria
Tom McDonald – Current player, Melbourne Football Club
Michael Hazell – Principal, M+K Lawyers

Agent regulations and Code of Conduct

As the body representing the collective professional interests of AFL Players, the AFL Players’ Association seeks to ensure that competent and ethical individuals represent its members.

To help ensure this, the AFL Players’ Association manages a compulsory accreditation process along with the enforcement of regulations that govern the conduct of all player agents.  A copy of the regulations can be found below, along with a copy of the Standard Player Agent Agreement, a standardised document outlining the relationships between the player and his agent.

Standard Player Agent Agreement

The Standard Player Agent Agreement is a standardised document outlining the relationship between the player and his agent. This is the only contract that an accredited agent can use to sign with a player.

Accredited Agents list

The following is a list of player agents that are currently accredited with the AFLPA for the 2020-21 accreditation period. Clubs may only negotiate a playing contract with a player, his parent / guardian or an AFL Players’ Association Accredited Agent.

Victoria

John Collins

Black Pearl Private Clients
http://www.blackpearlpc.com.au
M: 0405 192 617
Level 2, 287 Collins Street
MELBOURNE   VIC   3000

Paul Koutoufides

Blue Rock Sports
http://www.bluerocksports.com.au
P: 03 8682 1111
34 Church Street
ABBOTSFORD   VIC   3067

Brendan Richardson

BPR & Associates Pty Ltd
http://www.bprassociates.com.au
M: 0417 941 554
PO Box 4026
EAGLEMONT   VIC   3084

Dylan Blythe

Centimeter Perfect
https://www.centimeterperfect.com.au/
M: 0427 239 526
19 Hazlewood Street
TRAFALGAR EAST VIC 3824

Paul Connors

Connors Sports Management Pty Ltd
http://connorssports.com.au
P: 03 9572 1600
444 Waverley Road
EAST MALVERN   VIC   3145

Robbie D’Orazio

Connors Sports Management Pty Ltd
http://connorssports.com.au
P: 03 9572 1600
444 Waverley Road
EAST MALVERN   VIC   3145

Nick Gieschen

Connors Sports Management Pty Ltd
http://connorssports.com.au
P: 03 9572 1600
444 Waverley Road
EAST MALVERN   VIC   3145

Simon Heagney

Simon Heagney
EAP Management Group
M: 0419 631715
16 Lake Street
LAKE WENDOUREE VIC 3350

Mark Micallef

Mark Micallef
Elevation Sports Agency
https://www.elevationsports.com.au/
M: 0412 165 570
424/ 1 Queens Road
MELBOURNE   VIC   3004

Michael Oakes

Michael Oakes
Elevation Sports Agency
http://www.elevationsports.com.au
M: 0474 117 791
424/ 1 Queens Road
MELBOURNE   VIC   3004

James Murch

James Murch
Estrella Sports Management
http://www.estrellasports.com.au
PO Box 63
BRIGHTON  VIC  3186

Rodney Dalziel

Rodney Dalziel
Elite Sports Transitions
M: 0411034759
131 Chestnut St
CREMORNE VIC 3121

Annabel Burge

Annabel Burge
Hemisphere Management Group
http://www.hemispheremg.com/
P: 03 9863 7722
382 Sydney Road
BRUNSWICK   VIC   3056

Alex McDonald

Alex McDonald
Hemisphere Management Group
http://www.hemispheremg.com/
P: 03 9863 7722
382 Sydney Road
BRUNSWICK   VIC   3056

Julian Petracca

Julian Petracca
Hemisphere Management Group
http://www.hemispheremg.com/
P: 03 9863 7722
382 Sydney Road
BRUNSWICK   VIC   3056

Thomas Seccull

Thomas Seccull
Hemisphere Management Group
http://www.hemispheremg.com/
P: 03 9863 7722
382 Sydney Road
BRUNSWICK   VIC   3056

David Trotter

David Trotter
Hemisphere Management Group
http://www.hemispheremg.com/
P: 03 9863 7722
382 Sydney Road
BRUNSWICK   VIC   3056

Cameron Read

Cameron Read
Inside 50 Player Management
http://inside50pm.com.au/
M: 0430 015 815
PO Box 133
ASCOT VALE   VIC   3032

Jason Hill

Jason Hill
JJLP Management International
M: 0432 306 890
6/10 Cromwell Street
CAULFIELD NORTH VIC 3161

Peter Lenton

Peter Lenton
Kapital Sports Group
www.kapitalsports.com.au
P: 03 9854 6330
Suite 513, 89 High Street
KEW  VIC  3101

John Meesen

John Meesen
Kapital Sports Group
www.kapitalsports.com.au
P: 03 9854 6330
Suite 513, 89 High Street
KEW  VIC  3101

Marty Pask

Marty Pask
Kapital Sports Group
www.kapitalsports.com.au
P: 03 9854 6330
Suite 513, 89 High Street
KEW  VIC  3101

Anthony McConville

Anthony McConville
Macs Sports Promotions Pty Ltd
http://www.macs-sports.com.au
P: 03 9372 9155
184 Rathdowne Street
CARLTON   VIC   3053

Tom McConville

Tom McConville
Macs Sports Promotions Pty Ltd
http://www.macs-sports.com.au
P: 03 9372 9155
184 Rathdowne Street
CARLTON   VIC   3053

Brett Deledio

Brett Deledio
Macs Sports Promotions Pty Ltd
http://www.macs-sports.com.au
P: 03 9372 9155
184 Rathdowne Street
CARLTON   VIC   3053

Alex Saundry

Alex Saundry
More than Management
http://www.morethanmgmt.com.au/
M: 0431 738 284
14 Rosebery Street
ASCOT VALE   VIC   3032

Nikki Craig

Nikki Craig
NC Management
https://ncmanagement.com.au/
M: 0466 329 051
Level 2, 2 Drewery Place
MELBOURNE   VIC   3000

Neil McMullin

Neil McMullin
OMP Sports Management
http://www.ompsports.com.au/
P: 03 9599 8800
PO Box 183
SANDRINGHAM   VIC   3191

Raymond Purcell

Raymond Purcell
OMP Sports Management
http://www.ompsports.com.au/
P: 03 9599 8800
PO Box 183
SANDRINGHAM   VIC   3191

Bruce Kaider

Bruce Kaider
One Management and Consulting Group
http://www.omgc.com.au
P: 03 9676 9990
Suite 28B / 80-82 Keilor Road
ESSENDON NORTH   VIC   3041

Jiaming Pi

Jiaming Pi
PB Management Group
M: 0401 658 134
5 / 31 Fiveways Blvd
KEYSBOROUGH   VIC   3173

Robert Perry

Robert Perry
Perry Maddocks Trollope Lawyers
M: 0418 363 937
Suite 802 / 9 Yarra Street
SOUTH YARRA   VIC   3141

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas
Phoenix Management Group
http://phoenixmanagementgroup.com.au
P: 03 9615 5155
Level 2 Etihad Stadium
DOCKLANDS   VIC   3008

Winston Rous

Winston Rous
Phoenix Management Group
http://phoenixmanagementgroup.com.au
P: 03 9615 5155
Level 2 Etihad Stadium
DOCKLANDS   VIC   3008

Ben Williams

Ben Williams
Players Ink
http://www.playersink.com.au
P: 1300 980 001
PO Box 1155
95 Brighton Road
ELWOOD   VIC   3184

Peter Jess

Peter Jess
PJA Accountants
http://www.pjaaccountants.com.au/
P: 03 9375 4225
PO Box 215
ESSENDON   VIC   3040

Liam Pickering

Liam Pickering
Precision Sports and Entertainment Group
http://www.pseg.com.au
M: 0419 536 944
PO Box 7703
MELBOURNE   VIC   3004

James Pitcher

James Pitcher
Precision Sports and Entertainment Group
http://www.pseg.com.au
M: 0417 744 882
PO Box 7703
MELBOURNE   VIC   3004

Ralph Carr

Ralph Carr
RCM Sport
https://www.facebook.com/RCMsports/
P: 03 9428 4862
Lennox House, 229 Lennox Street
RICHMOND   VIC   3121

Adrian Marchesani

Adrian Marchesani
RCM Sport
https://www.facebook.com/RCMsports/
P: 03 9428 4862
Lennox House, 229 Lennox Street
RICHMOND   VIC   3121

Ben Niall

Ben Niall
Scopo Management Pty Ltd
M: 0411 494 261
PO Box 3036
CAROLINE SPRINGS   VIC   3023

Sam Skinner

Sam Skinner
M: 0448231918
23 Lees Crescent
BELLBRIDGE VIC 3691

Haydn Murdoch

Haydn Murdoch
This Generation
M: 0414 481 733
4/38 Warrigal Road
PARKDALE   VIC   3195

Matt Bain

Matt Bain
TLA Australia
http://www.tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Nigel Carmody

Nigel Carmody
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Shane Casley

Shane Casley
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Dylan Hodge

Dylan Hodge
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Tom Petroro

Tom Petroro
TLA Australia
http://www.tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Adam Ramanauskus

Adam Ramanauskas
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Will Thomas

Will Thomas
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 03 9816 5500
Level 4, 109 – 133 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN  VIC   3122

Tim Hazell

Tim Hazell
Vivid Sports Management
http://www.vividsport.com.au/
M: 0419 154 566
344 Swan Street
RICHMOND   VIC   3121

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan
Wisewould Mahony Lawyers
P: 03 9628 9600
8/419 Collins Street
MELBOURNE   VIC   3000

David Sheppet

David Sheppet
M: 0400 664 181
Suite 35, 456 St Kilda Road
MELBOURNE VIC 3004

Western Australia

Andrew McDougall

Andrew McDougall
Corporate Sports Australia
http://www.csports.com.au
M: 0432 134 134
118 C2 Railway Street
WEST PERTH   WA   6005

Colin Young

Colin Young
Corporate Sports Australia
http://www.csports.com.au
M: 0404 839 854
118 C2 Railway Street
WEST PERTH   WA   6005

Desmond Daye

Desmond Daye
DRD Global Management
http://www.drdglobalmanagement.com
M: 0413 330 787
PO Box 298
NORTHBRIDGE WA 6865

Sam Maxwell

Sam Maxwell
Emageo Group
http://www.emageogroup.com
P: 08 9467 7640
PO Box 4139
MOSMAN PARK SOUTH   WA   6012

Paul Mugambwa

Paul Mugambwa
Empire Sports Management
https://www.empiresport.com.au/
M: 0400 037 417
PO Box 384
FREMANTLE   WA   6959

Jaimi Rumbold

Jaimi Rumbold
Empire Sports Management
https://www.empiresport.com.au/
P: 0427 207 466
PO Box 384
FREMANTLE   WA   6959

Anthony Van Der Wielen

Anthony Van Der Wielen
Empire Sports Management
https://www.empiresport.com.au/
P: 08 9335 7555
PO Box 384
FREMANTLE   WA   6959

Phillip Power

Phillip Power
Forward Focus
https://forwardfocus.com.au/
P: 08 9474 6333
PO Box 8170
SUBIACO   WA   6008

Paul Peos

Paul Peos
Inside 50 Player Management
http://inside50pm.com.au/
M: 0412 613 804
U213/396 Scarborough Beach Rd
OSBORNE PARK  WA 6017

Jarrod Ryan

Jarrod Ryan
R & D Sports Management
https://rdsportsmanagement.com/
M: 0421 595 815
14 Walker Avenue
WEST PERTH   WA   6005

Tim Galic

Tim Galic
SMA Sports Agents
P: 08 9228 8444
Ground Floor, 64 Fitzgerald Street
NORTHBRIDGE   WA   6003

Jason Dover

Jason Dover
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 08 9443 8611
21 Simpson Street
WEST PERTH  WA   6005

Luke Morabito

Luke Morabito
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 08 9380 6978
21 Simpson Street
WEST PERTH  WA   6005

South Australia

Peter Rhode

Peter Rohde
EFM Corporate Pty Ltd
M: 0414 808 999
39 Oxford Terrace UNLEY SA 5061
PO Box 3066
UNLEY   SA   5061

Greg Size

Greg Size
Deliver Sports Management
http://www.deliversports.com.au
P: 0419 185 767
PO Box 13
STEPNEY  SA   5069

Andrew Dnistriansky

Andrew Dnistriansky
Macs Sports
http://www.macs-sports.com.au
P: 08 8410 5780
GPO Box 1229
ADELAIDE   SA   5001

Stephen Kellis

Stephen Kellis
Macs Sports
http://www.macs-sports.com.au
P: 08 8410 5781
GPO Box 1229
ADELAIDE   SA   5001

Darian Lobb

Darian Lobb
MVP Management
http://www.mvpmanagement.com.au
M: 0417 838 147
PO Box 3201
NORWOOD   SA   5067

Ned Costello

Ned Costello
Sports Minded
www.sportsminded.com.au
M: 0431123139
52A Henry St
STEPNEY SA 5069

Michael Doughty

Michael Doughty
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
P: 08 8356 1150
Level 1, 171 O’Donnell Street
NORTH ADELAIDE   SA   5006

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence
TLA Australia
http://tlaworldwide.com/
M: 0422 288 123
25 Maesbury Circuit
STURT   SA   5047

Dimitris Parhas

Dimitris Parhas
W Sports & Media
www.wsportsandmedia.com.au
P: 08 8113 7750
Level 9, 182 Victoria Square
ADELAIDE   SA   5000

Garry Winter

Garry Winter
W Sports & Media
www.wsportsandmedia.com.au
P: 08 8113 7750
Level 9, 182 Victoria Square
ADELAIDE   SA   5000

Queensland

Nigel Baldwin

Nigel Baldwin
Centimeter Perfect
https://www.centimeterperfect.com.au/
M:0433 149 527
PO Box 801
COOMERA   QLD   4209

Jamieson Doyle-Taylor

Jamieson Doyle-Taylor
G2G Sports
http://g2gsports.com.au
M: 0434 585 640
PO Box 412
BROADBEACH QLD 4218

Ryan Kogelman

Ryan Kogelman
RDK Sports Management Solutions
http://www.rdksports.com.au
M: 0412 960 988
PO Box 61
MIAMI   QLD   4220

Flynn Loft

Flynn Loft
RDK Sports Management Solutions
http://www.rdksports.com.au
M: 0429 615 361
1/10 Kortum Drive
BURLEIGH HEADS   QLD   4220

Tim Batty

Tim Batty
Vivid Sports Management
http://www.vividsport.com.au/
M: 0408 772 558
PO Box 8146
WOOLLOONGABBA   QLD   4102

Peter Blucher

Peter Blucher
Vivid Sports Management
http://www.vividsport.com.au/
M: 0415 599 608
PO Box 8146
WOOLLOONGABBA   QLD   4102

Natalie Drake

Natalie Drake
Vivid Sports Management
http://www.vividsport.com.au/
M: 0409 500 315
PO Box 8146
WOOLLOONGABBA   QLD   4102

New South Wales

Mark Jones

Mark Jones
Aspire Talent Group
http://aspiretalentgroup.com.au/
M: 0421 038 442
Level 6, 10 Help Street
CHATSWOOD  NSW   2067

Kif Chowdhury

Kif Chowdhury
Centimeter Perfect
https://www.centimeterperfect.com.au/
M: 0431 383 827
PO Box 1462
Lane Cove NSW 1595

Paul Carvosso

Paul Carvosso
Cream of the Crop Talent Management
http://www.creamcom.com.au
M: 0408 279 297
Suite 12, 130-134 Pacific Highway
GREENWICH   NSW   2065

Phil Mullen

Phil Mullen
Kicking On Sports Management Pty Ltd
M: 0402 892 775
4 St Elmo Street
MOSMAN   NSW   2088

Stefan Livingston

Stefan Livingston
REPT
http://www.rept.com.au
M: 0438 465 266
Suite 470, 48 Majors Bay Road
CONCORD NSW 2137

Trevor Clisby

Trevor Clisby
Strategyone Sports Management
http://strategyonesports.com.au
M: 0413 279 754
PO Box 5606
CHATSWOOD WEST NSW 1515

David Riolo

David Riolo
Titan Sports Management
http://titansm.com.au/
M: 0432 461 771
PO Box 365
FIGTREE NSW 2525

Kathryn De lulio

Kathryn De Iulio
TLA Australia
http://www.tlaworldwide.com/
P: 0409 751 009
Suite 1304 / 56 Berry Street
NORTH SYDNEY  NSW   2060

Lewis Roberts-Thomson

Lewis Roberts-Thomson
Vivid Sports Management
http://www.vividsport.com.au/
M: 0425 231 566
33 Herbert Street
ST LEONARDS NSW 2065

Potential draftees signed by an agent

Access a complete list of potential draftees who have a signed Standard Player Agent Agreement with an AFLPA Accredited Agent

How to become an Accredited Agent with the AFLPA

Application process

Applications for 2021 accreditation are now open, and will close on the 17th of May 2021.

Step 1 – Apply to attend the AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) Course.

The AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) Course will be run online on the 15th and 16th of June 2021.  The course will involve two days of education sessions, delivered by various AFLPA and industry personnel. If you wish to enroll, please email agents@aflplayers.com.au.

The 2021 course flyer can be found here:

Step 2 – Complete an Accredited Agent Application form 

Applicants who are seeking accreditation must apply to sit the Agent Accreditation Entrance Exam, which will be held on the 17th of June 2021. Please download, complete and email the Accredited Agent Application form to agents@aflplayers.com.au. The form can be found below:

In support of the application, applicants must also submit the following to complete their application:

– Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance

Applicants must arrange appropriate professional indemnity insurance to support their application.  The minimum level of cover should be $2 million.  Most insurers provide professional indemnity insurance so applicants should investigate the appropriate cover directly prior to submitting their application.  For the avoidance of doubt, applicants must provide proof that they will have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place should they satisfy all the other requirements for accreditation.

 – National Police Record Check

 Applicants must supply a copy of a current National Police Record Check certificate (no older than 3 months).  Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.  More information can be found via the following links:

 Victoria – Click here

 Western Australia – Click here

 South Australia – Click here

 New South Wales – Click here

 Queensland – Click here

 Tasmania – Click here

 Northern Territory – Click here

 ACT – Click here

 –  Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 Applicants must provide a copy of their current CV in support of their application.  Applications without this documentation will not be accepted.

Agents Accreditation Exam

To be eligible to sit the Agent Accreditation exam, applicants must satisfy the following criteria as per the AFLPA Regulations Governing Accredited Agents:

  • Be a natural person;
  • Be eighteen (18) years or older;
  • Be a fit and proper person (as defined by the Regulations); and
  • Have education qualifications, negotiation skills and experience with contracts at a suitable level
  • Not be an officer, volunteer, employee or hold any other role at a second tier league or club, or in any elite talent pathway program without the prior written consent of the Agent Accreditation Board.

The exam is a 3.5 hour, open book exam that includes a mixture of multiple choice and open answer questions.  Questions will test the applicant’s knowledge of a range of collective instruments which apply to AFL Players, including but not limited to:

  • AFL/AFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • AFL Rules
  • AFLPA Regulations Governing Accredited Agents
  • AFL Player Code of Conduct
  • AFL Anti-Doping Code
  • AFL Illicit Drugs Policy
  • Standard Player Agent Agreement
  • AFLPA Programs and Services

If an applicant is unsuccessful in achieving 75% or more during the exam, they will have to reapply for accreditation in future years.

Costs

Course Only – $1650 (includes GST)

Course and Agent Accreditation – $3300 (includes GST)*

* Participants who successfully pass the Entrance Exam will be invoiced the New Agent Accreditation Fee ($1650 includes GST) post the course and exam.

La Trobe University – Master of Management (Sports Management)

Upon successful completion of the course and the assessment tasks, participants will receive the AFLPA Professional Certificate (Player Agent) and be eligible for entry into La Trobe University’s Master of Management (Sports Management) if they wish to progress along this career path.

For more information please email agents@aflplayers.com.au