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Leeds United Football Club

Elland Road


LS11 0ES

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A high quality networking event in the North of England for Football Clubs, Football Agents and Companies prior to the Summer 2018 Transfer Window.

Following on from the successful Football Transfer Forum held at Middlesbrough FC in April 2017, we are heading a few miles south for the next one. The second edition of the Football Transfer Forum takes place at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United Football Club.

Who is the event for?

Anyone who attended the inaugural Football Transfer Forum

Sporting Directors / Heads of Recruitment / Chief Scouts

Managers / Head Coaches

Football Intermediaries / Agents

Football-related Companies


12.00pm - Registration

12.15pm - Buffet Lunch and Informal Networking

1.00pm - Welcome: Ryan McKnight, Football Executive and former Editor of FC Business Magazine

1.05pm - FTF Insight 1: Adrian Bevington, Football Consultant and former FA Director - Managing Stakeholder Relationships

1.30pm - Formal Networking*

3.25pm - FTF Insight 2: Martin Filson, Football Intermediary at Stellar

3.55pm - Formal Networking*

5.00pm - FTF Insight 3: Dan Ashworth, FA Technical Director and former WBA Technical Director - Getting the best out of Young Players

5.25pm - Informal Networking

6.00pm - Depart

*Scheduled Breaks will be included within these sessions

NB: Speakers are subject to change.

Message from the organiser Tony Sharkey of Athelite Sports Agency:

"I was delighted with how the Football Transfer Forum went last year. The feedback was really positive and that has encouraged me to make it an annual event.

I was particularly pleased with the response to the speakers Lee Darnbrough, Mark Cartwright and Simon Chadwick. I thought they provided some really interesting and valueable insight.

The other aspect that pleased me was the mix of people and the buzz in the room. I tried really hard to get the balance right between Club Representatives, Football Agents and people from Companies. It was also great to have first team managers in the room.

This year we are at Leeds United FC, a club close to my heart and a club who almost broke it when they released me as a young pro.

I've got good memories of the Club and the City of Leeds though. In my view, the City is a true northern powerhouse with good nightlife and terrific transport links.

The key aims of the event remain the same - insightful speakers (and we do have a stellar (pun intended) line-up for this year's edition), a good blend of top companies and genuine networking opportunities in a non-pressurised and professional environment.

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, the Football Transfer Forum is the most cost-effective and enjoyable way for real football people to do business."


These prices are available to representatives of Football Clubs only - no Football Agents or Companies are permitted to purchase tickets at these special Club prices.

Cost for Football Club Representatives :

£49 Early Bird per person

£79 General Admission per person

Each Football Club represented at the event purchasing either of the above tickets will have a designated table and four chairs in order to host meetings.

£189 Executive Box for 3 people

The Executive Box is for upto 3 Club Representatives and includes a table and six chairs. The Executive Boxes have been recently refurbished, overlook the pitch and offer more privacy to host meetings etc. Only 12 are available for Football Clubs on a first-come-first-served basis.

Last Years Attendees:

Speakers: Lee Darnborough (Hull City), Mark Cartwright (Stoke City) and Simon Chadwick (Salford University Business School)

Football Clubs: Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Cardiff City, Fleetwood Town, HarrogateTown, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Leicester City, Middlesbrough, Rotherham Utd, Scunthorpe Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Stoke City, Swansea City

Individuals: Brian Deane, Terry Robinson, Chris Turner, David Hodgson, Tony Walmsley, Mark Carruthers, Stuart White, Steve Vickers, David Mills

Companies: InStat Football, Empowerband, FC Business, Football Matters, 21st Club, INVESTicity, Football Manager/Sports Interactive, UCFB

Already confirmed for 2018:

Football Clubs: Reading, Birmingham City, Brighton & HA, Swansea City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Heart of Midlothian (Hearts), Scunthorpe Utd.

Individuals: Keith Mincher, Chris Morgan, Brian Deane, Rob Jones, Guy Ipoua

Companies: Football Manager / Sports Interactive, RIASA

Getting here:

By Car: Leeds United is adjacent to the intersections of the M1, M62 and M621. Alternatively enter the postcode LS11 0ES into your Sat Nav. Free Parking is available in front of the East Stand.

By Train: Leeds Railway Station is 2 miles away. London trains depart/arrive from Kings Cross. Journey time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Regular services available.

By Air: Leeds Bradford International Airport - 19 km, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield - 51 km, Manchester Airport - 65 km

Hotel Recommendation: Dakota Leeds (http://leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk/)

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