Elevation Sports Agency established in 2012, strive for excellence in all facets of athlete management. We apply our principle of ‘elevating your game’ to all areas of our work, so while you’re doing what you do best – we are working hard for you away from this.
ESA have a diverse client base representing athletes in AFL, Cricket and Basketball. Our honest, hardworking and attention to detail approach have earned us the respect of sporting bodies and athletes alike. As a result of our approach ESA have helped guide many athletes in reaching the pinnacle of their chosen sport by providing them with the skills, services and guidance required by world class athletes.
The Elevation Sports head office is in Melbourne, however our dedicated staff deliver our services nationally.
BASKETBALL PLAYER MANAGER - PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA
SPECIALISED ATHLETE FINANCIAL SERVICES
Michael is the director of Elevation Sports and has been in the sporting industry for over a decade. He has a passion for guiding and developing the careers of young athletes and his broad knowledge of Australian sport brings experience to all facets of all ESA client careers. Well credentialed and accredited with the AFL, FIBA & ACA, Michael is excellently placed to provide ESA clients with strategic guidance and direction both in and out of sport.
ACA CRICKET AGENT, MELBOURNE
Zach is a passionate agent who spent five years at Cricket Victoria experiencing the pathway. A ACA Accredited Cricket Agent and an expert in player relations, Zach focuses on maintaining a positive relationship with players and assisting them in all areas of their life. Zach has a strong background in coaching and youth development, with a heavy community engagement focus. His networks throughout the Australian Cricket System provide our players with the best opportunity to succeed.
DIRECTOR, AFL Player Manager, ACA Cricket Agent, FIBA Agent, MELBOURNE
ACA Cricket Agent, MELBOURNE
Mark has over a decade of experience within the AFL industry previously holding roles in List Management and Recruitment at various AFL clubs, as well as holding qualifications in Sports Management and Sports Science. He has developed an extensive amount of knowledge about the AFL talent pathways and has strong professional relationships with key stakeholders within the AFL industry and State leagues. Mark has a holistic approach to athlete management focusing on supporting athletes beyond just their sporting career on-field but ensuring that all aspects of their lives off-field are succeeding.
Player Manager, PERTH
Greg has a background in sports law and sports management. An accomplished NBA scout, Greg has over a decades experience in basketball having worked previously with powerhouse I AM Sports & Entertainment. Greg's responsibilities at Elevation include basketball recruiting, contract negotiation and marketing services to our global clientele. Greg's experience has him perfectly situated to understand what is required of a player both within the NBA and internationally.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA
Justin has over 20 years experience as a High Performance Cricket Coach, having coached male and female athletes at all levels including International and State players and teams. Justin is passionate about helping players reach their cricket dreams and maximising their full potential. Cricket has become challenging both mentally and tactically and Justin through his experience is able to provide expert advice and knowledge in this space. Justin’s experience includes;
QLD State Talent Development Manager 2015 to 2020
QLD Bulls Interim Head Coach 2011, 2012, and 2015
Queensland Academy of Sport Head Cricket Coach in 2008 to 2015
QLD Bulls and Brisbane Heat Assistant Coach 4 years
Cricket Mentor, BRISBANE
Declan is a former collegiate and professional athlete, having played in Europe after a 5 year NCAA career spanning both Divisions I and II. Prior to his collegiate career, Declan was a Development Player for the Gold Coast Blaze (NBL) and a squad member of the U19 Australian National Team in 2012. As a result, Declan has first hand exposure to talent pathways both domestically and abroad, and a thorough understanding of the basketball landscape in Australia. With qualifications in both Business Management (Assumption University) and Law (Monash University), Declan now looks to create and maintain meaningful, lasting relationships with athletes in an effort to help maximise their opportunities on and off the floor.
Basketball Player Representative, Melbourne
Marcel is an experienced executive with expertise in marketing, media and brand development. He has consulted widely to individuals, multinational sporting organisations and global services companies. Marcel has received numerous business awards including representing Australia at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Chicago, USA as the 2007 Australian Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Marcel’s passion for competitive sport and business contributed to his success in the sporting industry. Marcel works tirelessly to establish and protect our Elevation Sports athletes brands and source and negotiate high level partnerships off the field.
Marketing and Media
Liston Newton Advisory brings experience in tax advisory and compliance for Elevation Sports athletes. Being a full service advisory service, Liston Newton are able to offer Elevation Sports athletes; expert accounting services, financial planning and advisory, home and personal lending and stockbroking services under one roof. With over 40 years experience and having worked with some of the biggest athletes in Australia, Liston Newton is perfectly situated to guide the next generation of athletes in all financial matters.
LISTON NEWTON ADVISORY
Specialised Athlete Financial Services
With 15+ years combined experience in athlete management, ESA have the experience and creativity to negotiate the best contract suited to your needs, career ambition and situation. Detailed knowledge of the AFL, Cricket & Basketball landscape allows us to understand your value and negotiate contracts based on this.
Understanding the investment market and challenges associated with setting up your life post sport is something ESA place a heavy emphasis on. We are partnered with leading financial and investment advisory firms who assist you with the education and support required to navigate the financial challenges associated with a professional sporting career.
In particular our services cover;
– Financial Planning
Media & Social Media Training
The globalization of sport and the media coverage that has grown with the game
has resulted in today’s professionals being constantly under the microscope.
24 hour media coverage and a multitude of social media platforms have brought
athletes and fans closer than ever before. ESA are able to offer our clients media
and social media training, giving them the opportunity to understand how best
to develop their personal brands and avoid the pitfalls.
Post Career Transition
Retirement can be extremely difficult to cope with if
elite athletes are not adequately prepared and have not planned for such an event.
This lack of preparation can leave athletes vulnerable to the challenges of retirement.
ESA offer advice and guidance on post-career planning, allowing elite athletes to make
sense of the opportunities, barriers and needs for career development, planning and
education to prepare athletes, young and old, for a life after sport.
Sports Marketing, Sponsorships, Endorsements and Ambassadorial
Athletes are brands, with a broad group of stakeholders. Marketing your brand involves determining the most
appropriate partners, sponsors and endorsement strategies. ESA has decades of experience in managing
global brands and can provide expertise in the decisions relating to your brand development and management.
As your profile rises through your endeavors in the sporting arena,ESA work with you to shape and build
your profile allowing you to forge alliances with leading brands and opening opportunities inmany industries.
ESA has experience working with many of Australia’s top sporting and non sporting brands,
our clients are connected with businesses that are an extension of your lifestyle, whether it be TV,
newspaper, radio or digital platforms. ESA works tirelessly to establish, protect and grow your brand.
Athletes may choose to use their profiles in community or professional situations alike.
ESA have guided many of our athletes in working with third parties to setup charity situations
or commercial arrangements as ambassadors.
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ESA represent a number of athletes from diverse sporting backgrounds.
Many of these athletes are respected role models and embrace community
endeavours as well as being available for media and endorsements.
If you wish to get in contact with any of our athletes please fill in our form here.