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ASA Football Agent - Level 1

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Leeds United FC

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LS11 0ES

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ASA Football Agent - Level 1

ASA Football Agent - Level 1 could be your first step onto a pathway that leads you into an exciting career as a Football Agent.

In April 2015, FIFA de-regulated Football Agent activity and gave Agents the new title of 'Football Intermediaries'. FIFA's changes effectively mean that there are no longer any 'licensed' Football Agents and no barriers to entry (like the FA Exam or the FIFA bond). As a result almost anyone can set themselves up as a Football Agent/Intermediary. Many will see this as an opportunity to break into an industry awash with money.

Taking place in the Eddie Gray Suite at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United FC, the seminar will be led by Tony Sharkey, Football Intermediary at Athelite Sports Agency (ASA). Tony, a successful Football Agent for over 15 years, will provide you with his own personal account of how he started in the business. In fact, he is returning to Leeds United where this journey began.

Tony will be joined by Ryan McKnight. Football executive McKnight has worked with several football clubs including Wolves, Port Vale and Stockport as well as being the former editor of FC Business magazine. He will provide an insight in to the Agent business from the Club's perspective.

The Level 1 is an intensive two and a half hour seminar. As well as Tony and Ryan providing you with practical tips, advice and guidance and a wealth of insider knowledge to help you get started, there are also two main tasks to complete and two formal networking opportunities. Tea/coffee and biscuits are included in the ticket price.

The seminar is suitable for: New Football Intermediaries, Close Relations/Friends of Players, ex Players or Players nearing retirement, Managers, Coaches, Scouts, Lawyers, Solicitors, Recruitment Professionals, Sports Journalists, and Degree Level Students or individuals thinking about a career in the Football Industry.

Last season 94 aspiring Football Agents completed the Level 1 seminar and 19 completed the Level 2 workshop. They were held at the following venues: Newcastle Utd FC, FC Utd of Manchester, UCFB Etihad Stadium and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Several of those attendees have now registered with the FA as Football Intermediaries and others are working in the football business.

ASA Football Agent - Level 1 £44*/£59 *early bird price

Places are strictly limited. The last 3 seminars were sold out so please do not delay in booking your place.


Opportunities for further Football Agent Education & Training:

ASA Football Agent - Level 2 (one day workshop covering all the essentials)

ASA Football Agent - Level 3 (two day workshop, building on the key topics covered in Level 1 and 2 plus business development )

The workshops go into more depth and build on the knowledge gained from the Level 1. They cover topics including rules and regulations, administration, marketing, networking, negotiation and working with Clubs/Players and with other Football Agents. With guest speakers who work in the football industry, practical examples, Q & A and additional study, the workshops will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed as a Football Agent.

ASA Football Agent Education & Training Linkedin group (only for seminar/workshop attendees)

What people are saying about ASA Football Agent Education & Training?

"I really enjoyed the agents seminar with Tony Sharkey. I found the content very interesting and very relevant to the agency industry. Tony's knowledge and experience provided an excellent insight into this area of business." Mark McCutcheon, Lecturer in Sport Management

"The course is fantastic for learning the basics of what is an Agent and what their role is in the world of football. I would recommend this course for anybody wanting a career in a sports agency." Sam Johnson, Law Student, University of Derby

"It's great to see football from the Agents point of view. I've taken the first steps to understand how to get into this side of the game." Jeff Henderson, ex Newcastle Utd player

"It was a great insight into the football world and it has encouraged me to go on and pursue this as a job." Josh Day, Recruitment Professional

"The extremely educational ASA Football Agent - Level 1 course gave me the opportunity to network with industry professionals. Through this networking I managed to secure the opportunity for a young goalkeeper to trial at the North of England Football Academy where he has subsequently been signed." Will Brown, Aspiring Football Agent

"I can 100% advise anybody who wants to learn more about the role of an intermediary, to book onto the course. Even if you are just interested on how it works to attend as it's a fantastic insight, brilliantly delivered by Tony and his colleagues." Liam McDermott, aspiring Football Agent

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Over 18's.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free Parking at Elland Road's East Stand.

By Rail: Leeds Railway Station is 2 miles away.

By Air: Leeds/Bradford Airport (budget airline Jet2.com's hub) is 12 miles away.

What should I bring to the event?

Please bring a laptop, ipad or other device to enable you to connect to the internet.Plus notepad and pen.

Are the seminar and workshops accredited?

The seminar and workshops are industry-orientated and as such are not affiliated to any academic body. ASA Football Agent Education and Training is the first (and only) of it's kind in the UK.Tony has a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree and has devised the content with the help of academics.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

tonysharkey@icloud.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, together with ID

Dress Code?

Smart casual

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