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Elite Player Management looks to disrupt the sports management marketplace

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Elite Player Management
Rugby star Mike Myerscough joins fast-growing Elite Player Management, a sport management marketplace with a key point of focus, namely player welfare.

Elite Player Management (EPM) has announced that Professional rugby player Mike Myerscough has joined the team as Head of Player Welfare to provide outstanding support to current and retired rugby players and footballers. Mike has enjoyed a successful career on the pitch and is now taking what he’s learnt to support other players, and retired players’ welfare.

Mike retired from professional rugby in December 2018 due to suffering a concussion that left him unconscious for two minutes on the pitch. This injury is just one of Elite Player Managementmany he’s experienced during his career and unfortunately, he did not always felt support by his club and management at the time. This is what led Mike to join EPM – to ensure other players and retired players feel supported with their mental and physical health as a happy player off-field is a better player on-field.
Mike Myerscough commented: 

mike myerscough“Being forced into retirement hit me hard and changing career has been daunting, however, my new role at EPM is great, I love supporting others and sharing the knowledge I’ve learnt along the way. We help players prepare for life after retirement, such as training in new areas, work experience, qualifications, and entrepreneurial skills.”
EPM is looking to disrupt the sports management marketplace, with its unique point of difference and that is player welfare. Player welfare starts whilst the players still have their boots on, addressing the players game plan off the field allows the player to keep an eye on their eventual exit out the game. Working with numerous professional partners, EPM is helping professional sports people improve their mindset and skill set outside of rugby, helping players fast-track in education, and gain work experience and entrepreneurial skills.

The vast majority of professional sports men and women will have to seek a second career, that means when their boots are hung-up, they will either need to start working for a boss, or run their own business. It’s simply an unavoidable reality, and EPM positions the player for that day, so that they can continue living the lifestyle that sport has afforded them.

Since inception in February 2019, Elite Player Management (EPM) has enjoyed superb growth, managing in excess of 140epmsport professional rugby players, and has just signed up its first professional boxer and three professional footballers.
Matt Bressons, CEO of EPM, said: 

“It’s the changing room banter, the interaction between players. It’s a known fact that many player agents or sports managers only negotiate contracts between players and clubs. Our mindset is completely different, we believe in frequent communication and understanding our players needs both on and off the field. Looking at their eventual exit allows us to help the player position themselves for that day when they eventually hang up their boots.
EPM’s global footprint allows the company to offer sports people exclusive management and advice on an international basis.
EPM also announced a funding round on leading investment platform, Seedrs. The Company is seeking investment which will allow this growth, and who better to join EPM on this exciting journey than the players, former players, working partners, and the fans.

Editorial drafted from press release.  

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Published on: 30th October 2019

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