Entries by ARA

Bespoke Professional Rugby Players Disability programme

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach, ARA’s Insurance partner, are experts in the field of specialist Rugby insurance & James Martin & David Griffiths will be attending  Rugby Expo to promote their bespoke Professional Rugby Players Disability programme. In addition to Career Ending Disability they have a wealth of experience dealing with Contractual Bonus to cover player […]

The Association of Rugby Agents confirms ESRG Group as new Principle Partner

The Association of Rugby Agents (ARA) has today announced that ESRG Group will become its new Principle Partner, providing financial support to the ARA, as well as leading independent advice its members and their clients. Established by four highly skilled individuals with extensive experience in the tax, fiduciary, financial and fund administration sectors, ESRG Group […]

ARA Launch new website and announce a host of commercial partnerships

The new ARA website was today launched – www.aragents.co.uk – this represents a major milestone in the ARA’s development. What’s included: Current news from the world of Rugby, the ARA and our members and partners A number of partnerships and services to compliment our members activities and support their business. Partner agreements have been agreed […]

RFU Regulation 8 – Agents Changes to regulations come into force now

The new Regulations for agents i.e. regulations 8 are now in force. The major change is focused around mandatory fines for non compliance when it comes to.  Non-attendance to agents seminar  Failure to comply with Regulation 8.6.1 by using non-compliant Agent/Player contract  Failure to comply with Regulation 8.4.4 by not signing Player’s Club Agreement or […]

Agents Seminar at Rugby Expo – Twickenham – 22nd October

After much work behind the scenes the ARA managed to help get the agents seminar at Rugby Expo this year. Rugby Expo is the world’s largest conference, exhibition and interactive event focused on the business of club and provincial rugby covering all levels of the game. Run in partnership and supported by Premiership Rugby, RFU, […]

Spring Law agrees partnership with The Association of Rugby Agents

The Association of Rugby Agents (ARA) today announced Spring Law as the latest commercial partner to sign up in support of UK and Ireland’s exclusive organisation of individuals and companies engaged in the representation of professional rugby union players. Sven Hansen, Commercial Director, Spring Law commented: ‘Rugby Union is one of the most respected team […]

Agents Activity in the Premiership

Agents activity in the 2013 / 14 season shows that: a) £2.7m including VAT was paid out to Agents and this was an increase from last year. b) There were 47 agencies representing Players in the Premiership and five of those agencies covered 50% of the market and 42 of those agencies covered the other […]

Representation of Age Grade Players

The Agents Review Board has been focusing on the extent to which Agents should be permitted to represent Players that were under the age of 18. The current Regulation on this point is covered off in Regulation 8.8.4 which states the following: 8.8.4 Registered Agents must not make any offer of contract, provide any letter […]

Peter Kenyon – The Globalisation of Rugby

Once the English Premier League’s best-paid executive, former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon is now looking to mine value from rugby union. He talks to Kevin Roberts about the opportunities in both footballing codes. Read the full article click here

Esportif International announces expansion plans as Peter Kenyon joins International Rugby Agency

sportif International a leading rugby management agency with offices in Europe and New Zealand merges with Irish rugby agency Cornerflag Management creating Esportif Ireland – Peter Kenyon, former Chief Executive of Manchester United and Chelsea FC, joins Esportif International as Non-Executive Chairman – LONDON 22nd JANUARY 2014 – Leading international rugby agency Esportif International today […]