Adrian Morley

Andrew Purcell (MapSports) were my management group for 10 years and he is by far the most professional manager I have met and dealt with in over 20 years of being a rugby league player. He approaches all of his negotiations professionally and the move back to the UK for my family and I was handled expertly and I was across the entire negotiation from start to finish. He has a thorough understanding of the processes in negotiating contracts in both the UK and NRL and the fact he has played professionally in both markets gives him insights and knowledge that no other Agent can provide.  I can`t speak highly enough of him as a player manager and as a person.

Adrian Morley
Salford Reds / Warrington Wolves / Bradford Bulls / Sydney Roosters / Leeds Rhinos
NRL Grand Final 2002 / 2003 / 2004
NRL Premiers 2002
World Club Champions 2003
Super League Champions 2005
Challenge Cup Winner 1999 / 2009 / 2010 / 2012
Most capped Great Britain player – 51 caps

Great Britain Captain

Dale Finucane

I am adamant that the success I have experienced moving to Sydney and now Melbourne, is primarily due to Andrew’s support and influence. He calls regularly to provide advice in regards to improving my game and other general issues outside of Rugby League. He regularly ventures beyond what is required of himself as a player manager and I know if I need anything he is the first person I will contact.

Melbourne Storm / Canterbury Bulldogs
NSW Country Rep 2015-18; NSW CRL Player of the Year 2018
5 x NRL Grand Finalist 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018
2017 NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm
2018 World Club Champions Melbourne Storm
NSW Origin

Josh Jackson

Map Sports, specifically Andrew, have assisted in providing me with the opportunities to progress my career. Specifically Andrew’s support and encouragement on and off the field has helped me greatly a with the transition from amateur football to a highly professional sporting competition.

Canterbury Bulldogs Captain
NSW Origin & Australian Kangaroo
Dally M Second Rower of the Year 2015, 2018
Bulldogs Coaches Award 2014 – 16, 2018
Bulldogs Rookie of the Year 2012
NSW Blues Best & Fairest 2016 – Brad Fittler Medal
NSW Country Rep 2013-14

David Shillington

Andrew has been for manager for several years now and I couldn t be happier with his services. He has brought me confidence that the business side of my life, including contract negotiations, will be handled professionally and that I’m given the best opportunity to progress my career. With Andrew being retired my from the game not so long ago, there have also been many times where I have valued his advice on my game or for personal affairs. I appreciate his loyalty and recommend him to any player looking for a quality manager.

Gold Coast Titans / Canberra Raiders Captain / Sydney Roosters
QLD Origin & Australian Kangaroo 

Michael Gordon

I have known Andrew for several seasons now and after playing professional Rugby League for over 7 years in the NRL I have come to know several player managers. The highest compliment I can pay Andrew is that he is genuine and actually cares about his clients and always strives to do his absolute best for them. Not only is he my manager but I consider them and his family, great friends.

Gold Coast Titans / Sydney Roosters / Parramatta Eels / Cronulla Sharks / Penrith Panthers
Cronulla Sharks Player of the Year 2014 – 15 Monty Porter Medal
Cronulla Sharks Players Player of the Year 2014 – 15
NSW Origin

Michael Crocker

I was lucky enough to come across Andrew from MapSports in 2007 and from day one he has displayed all the qualities I find in an agent. His long association with the game as a player and agent definitely give him the expertise and passion to help footballers achieve all they can from not just football, but life. His life experiences and ability to mentor ensure we learn to manage our own life away from football and his strong work ethic, honesty, passion and care ensure that all other football related aspects are balanced so we can concentrate on doing what we do best, playing football.

South Sydney Captain / Melbourne Storm / Sydney Roosters
5 x NRL Grand Finalist 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2007 / 2008
2 x Premiership Winner 2002 / 2007
2 x World Club Challenge
QLD Origin & Australian Kangaroo

Eric Grothe Jnr

I engaged a cross section of managers in my 10 years as a professional footballer, but none like Andrew. He genuinely cared about my well being on the field but more importantly off it. If I have any problem at all or need anything, he makes it his immediate business to make things happen right away. His best asset as a manager is his honesty, never making false promises. I continue to seek Andrew’s advice beyond my playing career as I consider him and his family great friends.

Cronulla Sharks / Parramatta Eels
NSW Origin & Australian Kangaroos

services

General career advice

The commercial component of an NRL Player Agent’s role is extremely important, and so is the ability for the manager to empathise with the athlete through all levels of the player’s career. All rugby league players experience trials and tribulations in their quest to achieve their goals. Issues with selection, injuries, home sickness, equipment, relationships and exit strategies can cause a player destabilising amounts of anxiety. With Map Sports Management Executive having experienced Rugby League at professional levels in both the NRL and the UK Super League, clients have access to hands on real life experiences and processes and structures on how to deal with issues that may arise. 

Post playing career planning

Rugby League careers are not statistically long ones so having a strong exit strategy in place from early on can be critical. Map Sports ensure athletes work closely with club welfare and education officers in maintaining best method practices in relation to their education and training away from Rugby League. 

Assessing relevant financial, legal and accounting advice

Having access to the best information in the market place to protect players financial positions and futures is imperative. As athletes salaries and benefits increase Map Sports work with their clients in ensuring they meet with independent advisors, giving its clients complete autonomy and control over their affairs in these areas. 

Domestic or International playing contract

Whether it's the UK, Europe or Australia, Rugby League structure has multiple levels of professional and semi professional leagues which provide rugby league players the opportunity to play rugby league. Having an accredited Management Agency like Map Sports, with offices in both Australia and the UK negotiate your contract will give you peace of mind knowing that not only do they understand what is available to players and their families via the contract, but that the Executives within the business has actually experienced the environment from a rugby league players perspective. Map Sports has strong relationships and frequent communication with recruitment managers, coaches,  team managers, talent identification agents and club Senior Management both domestically and abroad through working relationships at all levels from playing through to Senior management. It is this experience that best positions Map Sports athletes in preparation for life abroad.
 

Sourcing media and appearance opportunities

Media play an ever increasing role in NRL player’s career as their opinions are sought and their thoughts used for analysis. As an NRL & Super League players profile lifts throughout his career then his value to prospective endorsees increases. With Map Sports NRL and Super League management experience they assist their athletes in the role they play in the media and use extensive networks and contacts in providing opportunities for its athletes. 

Sponsorship/TPA procurement

In today’s fast moving environment it is important your Agent understands what the athletes core brand values are and where synergies apply. Having the profile for a brand to leverage is important and your manager should look to take advantage of those opportunities where applicable. Whilst sponsorship has suffered in the current economic climate, having an Agent spend time sourcing these opportunities is still important. Map Sports have the understanding and relationships in the market place to source sponsorship opportunities for its profile athletes.

 

Mentoring

The window of opportunity to progress through the ranks of elite youth programs in the UK and Australia is extremely limited and the need to ensure you are recieving the correct advice on your game has never been more critical. Having experienced the game at all levels, on either side of the world, Map Sports is best suited to ensure your recieving the information you require to take your game to the next level.

what we do

NRL Premierships

NRL Grand Finals

Origins

Test matches

NRL Fixtures

NRL Club debutants

"MapSports prides itself on the ability to identify talented players early on and provide the analysis, guidance and feedback to help discover an athletes "best self"
Whilst catering for players at all stages of their 'career cycle' we normally carry over 90% of our list as organic signings between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age and maintain a strong bond with the majority of those players through to the end of their career."

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