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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.

Lifestyle

Our concierge partners can provide clients and their families with access to a range of services to assist with their lives away from football.

Manager Services

The full range of professional services which we offer to players is also available to those managers and coaches whom we advise. In addition, our relationships with senior executives at all levels put us in an ideal position to make clients aware of opportunities as they arise. We are able to give clients specific assistance in vital areas such as handling the media, budgetary discipline, delivery of presentations, interview technique and player recruitment.

Team Volenti

  • Mike Drew

    Mike Drew

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    Mike Drew

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    > Originally a lawyer, Mike has held a licence since 2001 and is our Managing Director. 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 the work of our partners to achieve this goal.

  • John Meads

    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

    Bobby Bowry

    Director

    Bobby Bowry

    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

    Danny Coles

    Development Director

    Danny Coles

    Development Director

    > 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.