Innovation That Matters

Website connects aspiring sports stars with professional agents

Sport & Fitness

Although it’s not a side the public often sees, the sports world can often be just as demanding for a player off the field as it is on it. For professional players, securing a good agent is key to career success. Hoping to ease this burden on aspiring stars, we recently came across Need A Sports Agent. To begin, aspiring young sports men and women can sign up on the website and create their profile. When doing so, they can enter details such as their chosen sport, their physical details, their sporting history, details of previous coaching received, as well as any athletic honours and achievements they have been awarded. They can also specify whether they have played for their region/county, whether they have represented their country, and whether they are prepared to play their sport abroad. With their profile set up, and any additional images and videos uploaded, they can then purchase one year membership to be listed on the site, currently available with 50 percent off at GBP 19.99. Once listed, they will be visible to the website’s registered agents. When creating an agent profile, agents can list the sporting disciplines they are interested in representing, past and current clients, and any certifications they have received from regulatory bodies. For the same price as player’s membership, agents can then view lists of the website’s registered sports men and women, as well as viewing the Need A Sports Agent’s featured sports player. The site also hosts a private messaging facility which allows agents to contact players directly, and there is a blog with advice for aspiring sports stars. There are also plans to introduce a chat feature for sports players to chat and share their knowledge. We’ve seen online marketplaces in the past for a whole hosts of products and services, and it’s encouraging to see an area that is often so difficult to access being opened up in this way. One to be inspired by! (Related: Matching platform for sports teams & sponsors.) Spotted by: Henry Powell



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