Testimonials

More words from our clients

I have dealt with ACHIEVE for a long time, going back to my time at Concord Rangers and Braintree Town.  Having progressed in my career into the Football League, ACHIEVE have always recommended good players and we have signed some of their clients during this time.  They have understood our requirements, know that we work to certain budgets and look to develop players.  They understand that sometimes in life you have to look at the opportunity and that, with continued hard work, you can progress further in your career.

– Nicky Cowley, Assistant Manager, Lincoln City Football Club

I’m very happy to have joined ACHIEVE; they always work hard and in the best interests of the player to get them the right move. They also helped me to make my dream come true by helping me become a professional footballer. Thank you, ACHIEVE, for everything!

– Immanuelson Duku, Footballer

Having joined ACHIEVE on a recommendation from a manager I had previously worked with, I could not have been happier with how ACHIEVE helped me. They found me a club closer to my home and at a much higher level – all within the space of a few weeks of joining the agency! They handled all of the negotiations and made the transition of moving so easy. They are by far the best management company I have worked with.

– Steve Arnold, Footballer

ACHIEVE have always acted in a professional manner when we have had dealings with them.  They are always prompt with their response and understand both sides of the coin, from the player’s and the club’s perspectives. We appreciate the honesty and find them easy to deal with as it’s always a straightforward process.

– Simon Weaver, Football Manager, Harrogate Town AFC

 I have found ACHIEVE to be very professional in their dealings throughout my career; they have recommended some good players to me as a manager and I have always found them to be knowledgeable and hard working.

– Lee Clark, Football Manager

 ACHIEVE have always been professional and extremely helpful, I have dealt with them for a number of years, they have always recommended players from all levels and worked with me regarding various budgets.

– Richard Mitchell, Head of Recruitment, Falkirk Football Club

 I have always found ACHIEVE to be patient, helpful and knowledgeable.  They flag up to us some very interesting players and are very helpful.  Even if we have not proceeded, they still continue to recommend quality players with patience and decency.

– David Leadbeater, Head of Recruitment

I would like to take this opportunity to thank James and the team at ACHIEVE for all of the hard work and co-operation that they provided for us in the summer transfer window.  It was refreshing that the deal put to us was in fact the deal that took place.  All the best for the future.

– Keith Burt, Head of Recruitment

ACHIEVE have been fantastic with me from the day I signed with the agency.  They are always available for anything I might need.  I have them to thank for turning my dream of playing full-time football into a reality. Without them I don’t know whether I would have got the chance to play full-time.

– Tom Meechan, Footballer

ACHIEVE have been honest and professional to deal with.  They represent a number of players and have a good understanding of our budgets as a club and an excellent knowledge of the game.

– Dave Kevan, Football Coach

ACHIEVE are an honest and professional company to deal with.  They have smoothly and efficiently worked with our club in respect of their players in numerous transfers.

– Jimmy Bell, Assistant Manager, Accrington Stanley Football Club

I have known the guys at ACHIEVE for a number of years now and have always enjoyed my dealings with the agency.  They work hard, understand our requirements and budgets as a club and have a good range of players that they represent.

 – Paul Mitchell, Head of Recruitment, Sheffield United Football Club

I have dealt with ACHIEVE on a number of occasions and have found them to be honest, sincere and hard working.  They have been professional throughout my dealings with them and have a good knowledge of football throughout the Divisions.

– Steve Burr, Football Manager, Stalybridge Celtic Football Club

It has been a pleasure doing business with ACHIEVE; they are very professional and helpful and I look forward to dealing with them again.

– Gary Brabin, Assistant Manager, Blackpool Football Club

I have found ACHIEVE to be knowledgeable on the game and professional during my dealings with the agency.  They have a good understanding of the game at all levels.

– Ritchie Jeune, Chairman, Kettering Town Football Club

Having had a working relationship with Achieve for a number of seasons now, I can confirm their player management strategies to be very efficient.  They provide for the player and look to get deals done quickly and fluently.

– Lee Dykes, Sporting Director, Bury Football Club

“I am really pleased with ACHIEVE.  They offer great advice and handled my contract negotiations – after finding me a club – very smoothly.”

– Matty Taylor, Footballer

I cannot thank ACHIEVE enough.  From day one, James and Dave and the team have been absolutely fantastic.  They are always in constant contact and will help you with everything.  They are very honest people who always have your wellbeing at heart.

– Rob Sinclair, Footballer

The biggest compliment that I can give ACHIEVE is that my brother – who is also a professional footballer – recommended them to me!  They have been absolutely awesome, giving me constant support and help with anything I have needed.  They are truly honest people with only my best interests at heart; I cannot thank them enough and look forward to the future.

– Stuart Sinclair, Footballer

I have known and worked with ACHIEVE for years and, in that time, I have found them a most reliable company who will go that extra mile for you.  Their knowledge of players is exceptional and they understand the needs of a club.

– Ken Ryder, Head of Recruitment, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

I have formed a good relationship with ACHIEVE and have always found the agency to be skilled, proficient and informative.  They are amiable and honest and a pleasure to deal with.

– John Gregory, Manager, Chennaiyin Football Club

I have always found ACHIEVE to be very professional and helpful.  During our dealings with ACHIEVE, we have always found them to be courteous and enthusiastic.

– Peter Johnson, Head of Recruitment, Torquay United Football Club

I have always found ACHIEVE to be both professional and helpful.

– Gary Simpson, Football Manager

ACHIEVE have been a brilliant agency from the day I became a client.  James is one of the most professional and trustworthy agents I know.  I would recommend ACHIEVE to any player looking for representation.

– Chris Stokes, Footballer

I have dealt with ACHIEVE many times and have always found them to be professional to deal with and with a good knowledge of the game and my requirements for player recruitment as a manager.

– John Still, Football Manager, Barnet Football Club

Since signing with ACHIEVE, I have found the agency to be very professional and very helpful.  When attending matches, they have given me positives and negatives about my game, which is good because it shows they care and are interested in my personal development as a player.  I look forward to many years as an ACHIEVE client.  I recommend signing with ACHIEVE if you want to be part of a professional agency with agents who care!

– Nico Cotton, Footballer

I have found ACHIEVE to be very personable, knowledgeable and reliable.  We have a good working relationship.

– Wayne Burnett, Football Manager

I have always found ACHIEVE to be honest, sincere and well-informed.  Their expertise in football is always useful to me.”

– Russ O’Neill, Joint Manager, Guiseley AFC

ACHIEVE have been a great agency to work with.  They do exactly what they say on the tin – they will do their very best to help you ACHIEVE your goals!

– Lois Maynard, Footballer

I have really enjoyed working with James and ACHIEVE.  They have helped me to deal with any problems that I have come across in a professional manner and they genuinely have my best interests at heart.  I cannot speak highly enough of him and the agency.  I can call or text him at any hour of the day and he is there to give me an honest answer and guidance.  James helped me to find a club abroad that has given me an opportunity to play first-team football on a regular basis and he always checks that I am OK as he knows that it can be difficult for a young person leaving home and their family in order to move overseas.  I am looking forward to staying with ACHIEVE for many years to come!

– Matt Cafer, Footballer

I have always found ACHIEVE to be thoroughly professional to deal with.  They represent a wide range of clients, always looking out for their interests and have a good idea of the type of players we are looking for – whilst always understanding our budgetary requirements.

– Simon Bassey, Head of Recruitment, AFC Wimbledon

I have had a few agents in my time who have made me all kinds of promises, but have sadly never delivered those promises.  When ACHIEVE contacted me and wanted to represent me, I was naturally a bit wary at first.  However, I can honestly say that it was the best decision I could have made… they have kept in close contact with me, helping me both on and off the field and, most importantly, helped to get me into a club playing at a higher level!

– Nathan Hicks, Footballer

ACHIEVE are very professional and I always find it a pleasure to work with the agency.  They know their football and understand what I am looking for as a manager in terms of player recruitment.

– Jamie Day, Head Coach, Bangladesh National Team

I have found ACHIEVE to be hard working, honest, and a pleasure to work with.  We enjoy a good working relationship and they are understanding of my budgets and requirements as a manager.” 

– Ady Pennock, Football Manager

ACHIEVE have been fantastic for me.  I was playing part-time football when I signed with the agency as a client and within weeks they had presented to me numerous opportunities.  Eventually, I signed a professional contract and made my Football League debut very soon after.  Needless to say, I was extremely happy!

– Adam Marriott, Footballer

It has been a pleasure to have been a part of ACHIEVE .  The help they have given me has been brilliant.  Hopefully, the success will continue.

– Ryan Donaldson, Footballer

I would like to thank James and the ACHIEVE team for presenting me with some fantastic opportunities.  I know I can progress to where I want to be thanks to their incredible help and guidance. 

– Lewis Taaffe, Footballer

ACHIEVE are a first-class agency.  Nothing is too much trouble for them; they are always there for me when I need them.

– Luke Chambers, Footballer

I would highly recommend ACHIEVE to any player.  I enjoy working with the agency.

– Alex Johnson, Footballer

I have formed a good relationship with ACHIEVE.  They are in it for the long term, not a quick win.  They are honest and a pleasure to deal with.

– Chris Nunn, Football Manager

I have had many dealings with ACHIEVE over the past few years and have always found them to be a thoroughly professional agency.  They have demonstrated a real work rate and they often have several good options for us as a club in terms of their clients, as they understand our player requirements.  They secure good, fair deals for their clients and advise them sensibly and honestly.  It is this honesty and integrity when dealing with Achieve that has always been clearly evident.  I would have no issue with recommending ACHIEVE to any club or player.

– Ben Strang, Head of Football Operations, Cambridge United Football Club

I would recommend ACHIEVE .  They are honest, down-to-earth people who will always have your best interests at heart.  They are reliable and genuine and, as a player, that’s all you can ask for!

– Tom Champion, Footballer

James and Dave at ACHIEVE have been a pleasure to work with, dedicated to their clients needs and they are always happy to help. When I dropped out of the professional game, they helped me by listening to my needs and discussing the best options for my career going forward. I would highly recommend them to any aspiring footballer.

– Tom Lovelock, Footballer

I have really enjoyed being with ACHIEVE , they have helped me tremendously during my time with them.  They always keep me in-the-loop about what is happening and my career and are always in contact with me to see if I am happy with things and that everything is OK.  I would highly recommend ACHIEVE to anyone.

– Delano Sam-Yorke, Footballer

I have been thoroughly delighted with ACHIEVE.  My dream was always to be a professional footballer and ACHIEVE helped me to realise that dream, helping me to make the transition from a semi-professional footballer to a professional footballer.  When we initially spoke, they stated they had moved many of their clients from semi-professional clubs to professional clubs and that they felt they could help me to do the same.  They were true to their word and I am delighted with their representation.  I would highly recommend ACHIEVE to any footballer – they mean what they say and they really care.

– Tom Bonner, Footballer

ACHIEVE have been fantastic to work with, they’re always there to talk to and support me whenever I need them.  I am so glad I signed with ACHIEVE.

– Kyle Dixon, Footballer

ACHIEVE means more to me than just representatives.  I cannot thank them enough for their help.  They have been there for me since I joined the agency and I’m very grateful for that.  It really is one big ACHIEVE family.

– Kelvin Bossman, Footballer

From the first minute I signed with ACHIEVE it was the best decision I could ever have made; they were instantly on the ball to make things happen!  I would highly recommend both James and Dave!  Whatever request I make, it is never too much trouble!

– Reece Styche, Footballer

I have worked with James at ACHIEVE and his partners over the past couple of years and have found them to be trustworthy, hard working and well connected.

– Lee Bradbury, Football Manager, Havant & Waterlooville Football Club

I have dealt with James at ACHIEVE many times and have always found the agency to be very polite and professional to deal with, with an excellent knowledge of the game at all levels and an understanding of my requirements as a manager with my budget.

– Darren Freeman, Football Manager, Lewes Football Club

I have always found ACHIEVE straightforward and honest to deal with.  All agencies should follow their lead.

– Gary Roberts, Football Manager

I have known James at ACHIEVE for the past few years and during that period found him and his team professional, dedicated and, importantly, honest.  When discussing players and potential targets, Achieve really do put the player first and I can strongly recommend them to future players wanting to make progress in the game.

– Kevin Braybrook, Academy Coach Developer, Burnley Football Club

Football agents often get a bad press and I don’t think they get much praise or credit.  However, I’d like to thank ACHIEVE.  Their honesty and integrity throughout the whole process enabled the deal to be completed.  Like it or not, agents are part of football, but ACHIEVE have been a pleasure to deal with.

– Jez George, Advisor, Cambridge United Football Club

Having worked closely with ACHIEVE on a number of deals over the past few seasons, I can happily say things have always worked out smoothly and they have been a pleasure to work with and I would always recommend them.

– Rob Scott, Football Manager

ACHIEVE have been a pleasure to deal with.  They offer a great and professional service to their players and to Football Clubs.  I would thoroughly recommend them to any player looking for representation.

– Darrell Clarke, Football Manager, Bristol Rovers Football Club

ACHIEVE are a very good company and have a great range of clients.  I have been dealing with them for a while now and have found them to be very genuine and honest to work with and would recommend them to players to represent them.

– Andy Hessenthaler, Football Manager, Dover Athletic Football Club

Having done business with Dave and James at ACHIEVE, which led to the signing of two key players during the summer of 2012, I have to say that I believe they worked in the players’ best interests, but were acutely aware of affordability issues for our club.  The experience was a very good one, and we have built up a great relationship because reasonable and sensible football agencies are important in support of our industry.

– John Fenty, Chairman, Grimsby Town Football Club

ACHIEVE have always been excellent and fair to deal with.  They are considerate about their clients and realistic.

– Micky Mellon, Football Manager, Tranmere Rovers Football Club

ACHIEVE have been brilliant with me.  They have done everything that they promised to me and more when I first spoke to them.  I couldn’t recommend them highly enough to anyone looking for a new representative.

– Simon Ainge, Footballer

ACHIEVE have been instrumental in helping me. They helped me to fulfill my desire of becoming full-time once again, having been playing on a part-time basis. Their contacts and honesty makes it a pleasure to work with them.

– Ben Wright, Footballer

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