Collingwood forward Travis Cloke has made a management change. The 28 year old has signed a representation agreement with Connors Sports Management (CSM), having previously been managed by Ralph Carr at RCM Sport. It is unknown who his primary agent is at CSM, or when the move occurred.
Travis is currently in the 3rd year of a 5 year deal with Collingwood, with reports estimating his annual salary to be approximately $750,000-$800,000. However, the 5th year of his contract will only be exercised if specific clauses are met. Unless a buyout occurred, RCM Sport will still receive the commissions on this contract. Being relatively injury-free, it is not out of the question that Cloke could play on after this contract.
This is the first time a player has moved between the two agencies, but there has been a switch before – an agent. Robbie D’Orazio started his AFL agent career at RCM Sport, but moved over to CSM in 2013.
Melbourne based firm CSM has 3 accredited AFL agents in their company, managing high profile clients including Luke Hodge, Patrick Dangerfield and the recently retired Chris Judd.
This move certainly comes as a blow to RCM Sport, with their list of current AFL players dwindling down to just 5, most notably including Richmond forward Dustin Martin.