Month: May 2014

One Management Signs Partnership Deal With BDA Sports

OMGC_LogoOne Management, an Australian based sports management and talent agency, has signed a partnership agreement with BDA Sports. Under the agreement, the two companies will partner in the areas of talent representation, business consulting, PR, marketing and promotional events.

One Management, which is based in Melbourne, is part owned by NBA Centre Andrew Bogut. The firm represents over 30 athletes in a range of disciplines, including Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila and MLB player Peter Moylan. The company also specialises in consulting and social media & PR. Bruce Kaider is the current managing director.

BDA Sports are one of the leading basketball talent representation firms in the world. The company, run by Bill Duffy, currently represents 35 NBA players, including Australian basketballer Matthew Dellavedova.

“I have always viewed Bruce as a visionary in the field of talent management and know our unique alignment is on par with the continued strategy of expansion. The magnitude of what lies ahead for our clients and respective companies brings an intriguing level of excitement.” said Duffy of the partnership.

This is the second such partnership of it’s kind, with Australian based Elite Sports Properties recently partnering with Landmark Sports.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

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Stride Sports Management Launches Cricket Division

Stride-Sports-Management-Logo-e1384474542855-760x438Australian based agency Stride Sports Management has expanded their operations by adding a Cricket Division. It will fall under their talent representation arm, which manages athletes in Football, Netball, Media and Olympians.

Stride has long had a connection to cricket, with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting being on their Board of Directors for many years. He will oversee the division, with Ben Tippett their sole cricket agent. The company currently lists one client in Hilton Cartwright. The 22 year-old currently holds playing contracts with Western Australia and Perth Scorchers.

The company sees this creation as a logical progression of the business. With T20 becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, the sport is becoming quite attractive by agencies. Just last year Elite Sports Properties also established a cricket representation arm, signing Gerard Sholly and Tony Box respectively. With the injection of riches into the sport, the Australian Cricketers’ Association has made it mandatory for agents to become accredited to represent athletes.

Stride Sports Management also operates in Event Management, Consulting and Talent Promotion. Their head office is located in Melbourne.

 

Friday Fix: Stories You May Have Missed This Week (02/05/14)

Alabama v Texas A&M

Huge week in athlete representation news, here are some of the stories that made headlines:

Golfer Andrew Parr chose to crowdfund his year on the tour through Indiegogo, he succeeded. (Golfer Andrew Parr Hits Sponsorship Goal Through Crowdfunding)

A practice dedicated to representing athletes and their legal interests has been formed (Super Practice Formed To Represent Athletes’ Rights)

Melbourne Victory players Archie Thompson and Adrian Leijer have both re-signed with the club on one year deals. (Source)

Former Kentucky basketball player James Young has signed with Jay-Z and Roc Nation for representation. He is predicted by many mock drafts to go in the first round. (Source)

David Ortiz has signed an endorsement deal with Dunkin’ Donuts. He’s managed by Fernando Cuza. (David Ortiz joins Dunkin’ Donuts roster)

NFL prospect Johnny Manziel has signed a sports memorabilia deal with Panini. Maverick Carter, who also manages LeBron James, is his marketing agent. (Johnny Manziel signs multi-year Panini deal)

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed an endorsement deal with Tag Heuer. He is managed by Jorge Mendes. (Cristiano Ronaldo signs timely new deal)

Tennis player Robin Hasse has signed an apparel deal with Head. (Dutchman Haase signs racket-to-toe Head deal)