R & D SPORTS MANAGEMENT IS A SPORTS MANAGEMENT AGENCY HERE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR ATHLETES TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD.

R & D Sports Management has highly qualified professionals including a team of lawyers with over 20 years’ experience that are committed to providing complete and comprehensive representation to ensure the best possible support and service to its clients to make the right choices.
We have a team approach to management which ensures we are providing the best service and advice in all key areas with a network of experienced business people. 

We work to ensure you have a plan for your life, not only whilst a professional sports person but in the next phase of life. A structured and supportive network is critical to make the most of the incredible opportunities professional sport provides and we seek to assist you with providing the necessary advice and guidance to achieve this.

SERVICE AREAS

We will assist you to make the challenging transition into professional sport, including relocation, housing, welfare, transport, mentoring and goal setting. We assist with off-field education and personal development to ensure that you reach your full potential, not only on the field, but off the field too.

With qualified lawyers with over 20 years of experience, our team can provide advice and assistance across various areas of law across Australia, including structuring, contracts, taxation, wills and estate planning, dispute resolution, FFA and FIFA rules and regulations, and the AFL Rules and Regulations including the Collective Bargaining Agreement and TPP.

Contract negotiation can be a delicate and intricate process and experience and timing is crucial. Our team undertakes extensive preparation, research and planning to generate the best results for clients.

We can assist you with a personalised career and marketing plan to build your brand recognition. We will assist with securing, negotiating and drafting marketing and sponsorship agreements as well as provide you with various networking opportunities.

We will assist you with ensuring you have appropriate structures in place to maximise savings and minimise taxation. We will assist with budgets and savings plans to provide longterm financial security, asset protection and growth.

We foster and encourage you to become financially responsible so you can invest wisely and purchase property to set up your future. It is important to have a balanced portfolio that suits your individual circumstances and we will work with you to achieve your goals.

OUR TEAM

Director

JARROD RYAN

Jarrod is the Director of R & D Sports Management and an accredited AFLPA players agent, ACA accredited agent and a FFA approved intermediary. Jarrod has a background in commercial and sports law and has been a Board member of both WAFL and SANFL Clubs and understands sport and what it takes for an athlete to reach their potential.

Jarrod is also a director of Ryan & Durey Solicitors a national law firm that provides legal support for R & D Sports Management.

SPECIAL COUNSEL

ADRIAN BATTISTON

Adrian Battiston is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and Sydney Swans and Glenelg in the SANFL.

Upon finishing his professional football career Adrian has had an extensive legal career.

Adrian is also a former list manager of the West Coast Eagles and an accredited AFLPA player agent.

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

ALYCE CASSETTAI

Alyce has a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on Sports Law. Since being admitted to practice, Alyce has practiced in a variety of commercial and sports law areas and provides practical advice to sportspeople in the areas of contract negotiation, marketing, media and property matters.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE
ONE OF OUR VALUED CLIENTS

PERTH

T (08) 6166 9000
F (08) 6166 9001
14 Walker Ave,
West Perth WA 6005

ADELAIDE

T (08) 8180 0204
F (08) 6166 9001
Level 1,
180 Greenhill Rd
Eastwood SA 5063

MELBOURNE

T (03) 8679 4506
Level 23, HWT Tower
40 City Road
Southbank Vic 3000

NEWCASTLE

T (02) 8078 2243
Level 1
17 Bolton St
Newcastle NSW 2300

DARWIN

T (08) 7999 8220
Paspalis Building
Level 1, 48-50 Smith St
Darwin NT 0800