About Us

WHO ARE ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk ?

ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk is a leading UK-based FA Licensed agency for professional footballers, managers and coaches.  Our offices are in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England.James and Dave Garley

The company was founded by James and Dave Garley in 2011.

We represent a number of players, managers and coaches and, during the summer of 2012, heavily participated in our first multi-million pound transfer by brokering the move of South Korean international Kim Bo-Kyung to Cardiff City for £3 million.  Our client base is growing steadily, partly due to our existing clients recommending us to fellow professionals.  Since forming, ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk has successfully secured clubs and negotiated contracts for many players over the years at all levels of the game from the Premier League and Football League down to the National League and has become a well-known and respected name in the industry.

We possess a huge database of contacts for all 92 English Premiership and Football League clubs, plus Conference National, Conference North and South and Scottish clubs – as well as contacts abroad.

WHAT CAN ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk DO FOR ME?

Well, we take care of your needs off the pitch, allowing you to focus on what is really important – what happens on the pitch.Football Boots

If you are not happy with something, then we are not happy with it either. We pride ourselves on our honesty and our close, personal relationships with our clients. We like to think that, more than anything, our clients see us as their friends.

We are dedicated to managing and developing your career, not only in football but also after you have hung up your boots.

Our highly skilled and honest team is capable of providing a wide range of services in your best interests, which includes:

  • Contract negotiations.
  • Acquiring you a new Football Club.
  • Getting representatives from professional Football Clubs to attend your matches.
  • Arranging trials with Football Clubs.
  • Financial advice and management, including mortgage, investment and relocation assistance through our associates.
  • Commercial management (which includes endorsements).
  • Helping you in your post-football career.

 

ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk have excellent contacts within the media, which allows us to increase your profile off the pitch – allowing you to focus on your game.  Endorsement and sponsorship deals for kits and boots are another area that we can work on for you.Shaking Hands

 

We also have a network of contacts that can provide help and advice on media and public relations should the need arise and we are able to offer opportunities for our clients to raise their profile and public image through the media, marketing and public appearances given the opportunity.

 

In addition, we are able to source leading brand football boots, goalkeeper gloves and general sportswear through our relationships with prominent distributors.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

So, how do we make our money?  Well, obviously we are a business and we don’t work for free, but in the vast majority of cases we receive our money from the Football Club when we move a player. When a player is transferred from one club to another, the buying club will negotiate the playing contract with us, the agent. Upon the player signing for the club, the buying club will usually pay a fee to the agency.Representation Contract

 

In most instances, the buying club will pay this fee as a benefit to the player via a form called an AG1.  This occurs under a clause called a P11D Benefit (payment paid by the Football Club to the authorised agent on behalf of the player as a benefit in kind).

 

Fundamentally, our representation contracts are written to protect the client from unscrupulous terms, i.e. to offer honest, clear conditions.  Our representation contracts are checked independently by the English Football Association when signed, then ratified to ensure they comply with The FA’s regulations and code of conduct.  The FA endorsed copies are then sent by The FA to the client and the ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk agency for their records.

 

In summary, there really is nothing for a player to lose by having an agent, which is why virtually every professional footballer has one these days!  However, we at ACHIEVE: Football agency licensed by the English Football Association. Professional football agent representation and management - www.achievemanagement.co.uk endeavour to perform all our activities by honest, open and transparent means, whilst maintaining confidentialities at all times.  We value the integrity of our business.

CONTACT US

If you would like to contact us, please do not hesitate to do so – we are always happy to have a chat and discuss your career. We don’t bite – promise!