The company’s reach goes above and beyond a traditional management service, with dedicated managers supporting young sportspeople and their families at the onset and throughout their careers to a level almost parallel to a family relationship. First Sport Management believes in the success of stability through long term support, from career guidance and development right through to opportunities after retirement.
ERSG Sports & Leisure’s investment in First Sport Management began in August 2015. The company is set to be an industry leader in sports representation, owned and managed by the vastly experienced Paul Mullaly and David Rodwell, and adding to an already substantial range of sports-based interests for ESRG Sports & Leisure, including Kicca, Urban Fitness and SportsMed.
The company has expertise far beyond football and has the drive and commitment to extend the business model in to other sports, including golf, cricket, rugby league and rugby union. ERSG Sports & Leisure will complement the company’s abilities further by investing invaluable connections and experience in addition to financial backing.
With one of First Sport’s teams being dedicated solely to football, the company holds a wealth of experience in advising clubs, players and FIFA agents on a range of issues that face domestic and international footballers, enabling them to perform at the highest level. It also works in an intermediary capacity with player exchanges and transfers, and has built up a myriad of contacts at all levels of the game both in the UK and internationally.
‘Off the pitch’ services include financial management (including banking, pensions and insurance), career planning, public relations and media training, commercial and sponsorship deals, 24 hour legal advice, crisis management and concierge services.
“I am delighted to embark on this relationship with ESRG Sport & Leisure; we can clearly see the vision and energy that they are prepared to invest into this project going forward. We have been heartened by the company’s attitude towards a new business and their ‘can do’ philosophy is very appealing. At business start-up stage, we have received fantastic support from the group in the arenas of IT and marketing/branding. This has been incredibly supportive in allowing us to grow our business and enable our clients see who is behind us ultimately. As the business grows, ESRG will obviously become a major partner in establishing First Sport Management as a leading and innovative sports agency in attracting clients and partners. We cannot speak highly enough of this collaboration and we are naturally delighted to work with Tony and his team.”
First Sport Management
“I have extreme optimism for the future of this exciting venture with First Sport Management. The concept is absolutely on a par with ESRG Sports & Leisure’s favoured investment style, and our focus of transforming individuals, businesses, brands and organisations through the power of sport.”
Managing Director, ESRG Sports and Leisure