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ON YOUR SIDE

We are a professional, dedicated and highly experienced team providing a wide range of services to those involved in all areas of professional football.

We combine the knowledge of those who have played the game professionally with those who have a proven track record in the business side of the football industry. Working in conjunction with a close network of partners, we can give you the support and guidance which you will need as you strive to achieve your goals. Follow the links to explore how we can, together, make the difference to your career.

Player Services

Our reputation has been built upon very careful selection of the players with whom we work. We will commit totally to those who can show us that they are single-minded about being the best they can possibly be. The Volenti team is able to support you across all aspects of your career both on and off the pitch.

Contract Negotiation

Our FA Registered Intermediaries have considerable expertise and experience of negotiating contracts on behalf of clients across the entire spectrum from academy players to full internationals. We are able to call upon our vast network of contacts at every level to find suitable opportunities for our players, whether permanent or on loan. We are committed to bringing the highest standards of professionalism on behalf of our clients; we will work for you, and with you, in an open, honest and transparent way.

Commercial

At Volenti we enjoy productive relationships with the leading boot and kit manufacturers. We also have strong links to broadcast, print and internet media outlets and our commercial partners are market leaders in identifying and maximising appropriate sponsorship and endorsement opportunities.

Mentoring

We are actively involved in mentoring players to help them confront all challenges and make the most positive impression in all situations. This is nowhere more important than in our extensive work with academy players but extends also to supporting clients as they face changes towards the end of a playing career.

Financial & Legal

We are committed to ensuring that our clients protect the rewards of their success. Whether you need help with buying your first property, are moving house, looking for investment guidance, arranging injury insurance, managing your image rights, dealing with your tax affairs or require any other form of legal or financial guidance, our expert team of lawyers, accountants and financial advisers is ready to step in.

Testimonials

Alfie Mawson
Fulham & England

Volenti have all the bases covered, both on and off the field. It means I can trust them completely and concentrate on my football. They have been brilliant!

Charlie Daniels
AFC Bournemouth

Volenti have supported me on my journey from League One to the Premier League, where I’ve made over 100 appearances for Bournemouth. They work as a real team to help and guide me both on and off the field. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me over the years.

Tommy Elphick
Aston Villa

The guys at Volenti have always given me massive encouragement and support through both good times and bad in my career. I cannot recommend the team highly enough.

Chris Mepham
AFC Bournemouth and Wales

Volenti are a great agency who have worked extremely closely with me from when I joined with them as a youth team player to now as a full international. They have been a big part of my journey so far and have amazing contacts to help you throughout your career whether it be on the pitch or off it.

Tom Broadbent
Bristol Rovers FC

Volenti agency have worked very closely with me since joining them at the start of 2017/18 season and were a massive help in getting me a chance at full time football and into the pro game. They have been a big part of my career so far and continue to help me on and off the pitch whenever I need them.

Elliott Frear
Motherwell FC

Thank you to Danny and the team at Volenti for helping me in the continual progression in my career, very professional and great people who you can trust.

Michael Ihiekwe
Accrington Stanley

The Volenti guys have worked hard for me, ensuring I had options when I needed them the most and helping work through those options to make the best choice for my career but also me as a person. We have gone from National League to Championship together.

Douglas Bergqvist
Östersunds FK

I grew up just outside London and had my youth career in different clubs around there, mainly in Reading. I moved to Sweden and Östersund in 2013 and was part of an exciting journey all the way to play Europa League against Arsenal in 2018. I chose to work with John and Volenti because I wanted an agency with the Nordic network, but one that also could bring me back to the UK when the time is right.

Team Volenti

  • Mike Drew

    CEO / FA Registered Intermediary

    Mike Drew

    CEO / FA Registered Intermediary

    Originally a lawyer, Mike has held a licence since 2001 and is our Chief Executive Officer. Highly respected by managers and club executives throughout the industry, Mike is vastly experienced in managing all aspects of our clients’ careers. Determined to ensure that a consistent and caring management service is delivered to everyone with whom we work, Mike co-ordinates our activities to achieve this goal.

  • John Meads

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    John Meads

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    John has been licenced since 2002 and has an extensive network of contacts at all levels. One of the very few intermediaries to hold both a PGC and a Masters degree in Sports Law, John is a highly skilled negotiator who prides himself upon detailed preparation to ensure that his clients are well matched to the clubs they join. Highly knowledgeable, caring and approachable, John has played a crucial role in the careers of many high-achieving players.

  • Bobby Bowry

    Player Development Director

    Bobby Bowry

    Player Development Director

    Bobby’s playing career lasted over 15 years and the majority of his 400 appearances were for Crystal Palace, Millwall and Colchester. He holds a UEFA B coaching qualification. Enormously well respected and with contacts throughout the game, Bobby is ideally positioned to provide advice and support on a wide range of on and off field issues and revels in his role as a player mentor. Bobby is actively involved in the Kick It Out campaign.

  • Danny Coles

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Danny Coles

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Danny was an accomplished central defender, making almost 500 appearances in a career which included time at Hull, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Exeter. A client of Volenti, Danny had consistently expressed his ambition to be involved with us at the end of his time as a player. He brings an insight into sustaining a successful career which is invaluable not only to established professionals, but particularly to young, aspiring ones. Danny is our Development Director.

  • Stuart Christie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Stuart Christie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Bio to follow

  • John Thornberg

    FIFA Registered Intermediary

    John Thornberg

    FIFA Registered Intermediary

    John has been working as a football intermediary since 2011 and has built a strong network of clubs and coaches all over the Nordics. Based in Stockholm, John covers primarily Sweden and Norway. Having a business degree from Lund University and been working with organisational development for large companies for over 10 years, John has a thorough background in negotiations and leadership. John likes to work close to the players and at the same time always thinking about the long-term career goals.

  • Tim Miller

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Tim Miller

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Bio to follow

  • Neal Trotman

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Neal Trotman

    FA Registered Intermediary

  • Paul Walsh

    Football Consultant (Brazil)

    Paul Walsh

    Football Consultant (Brazil)

    Paul was a very astute central defender who played at a semi-professional level for many years. He obtains a FA coaching licence in order to further blend his love for football and passion for developing people. With a degree in Business Management, Paul has over ten years experience leading and developing successful teams in the client services industry, working in multi-nationals such as MOO and Weber Grills.  Paul is a leader known for his drive to be the best and bring out the best in others around him. Now living in Brazil, Paul can expend Volenti´s range of services to South America, also bringing back more business opportunities to our network in Europe.

    Volenti is expanding its business into Brazil, and wants to work with like-minded people who share the same values and beliefs towards business. Volenti has an extensive network in Europe with direct access to clubs, with their own intermediaries and team. Their football consultant in Brazil will work closely with agents and players in order to expand the player´s portfolio and create new contacts. Volenti´s goal is to unite contacts in Brazil with contacts around the world to provide an even bigger network as well as exciting opportunities for players of all levels.

  • Cameron Morrison

    Player Analyst

    Cameron Morrison

    Player Analyst

  • Darren Teague

    Strength and Conditioning

    Darren Teague

    Strength and Conditioning

    Bio to follow…