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ON YOUR SIDE

We are a professional, dedicated and highly experienced team providing a wide range of services to those involved in all areas of professional football.

We combine the knowledge of those who have played the game professionally with those who have a proven track record in the business side of the football industry. Working in conjunction with a close network of partners, we can give you the support and guidance which you will need as you strive to achieve your goals. Follow the links to explore how we can, together, make the difference to your career.

Player Services

Our reputation has been built upon very careful selection of the players with whom we work. We will commit totally to those who can show us that they are single-minded about being the best they can possibly be. The Volenti team is able to support you across all aspects of your career both on and off the pitch.

Contract Negotiation

Our FA Registered Intermediaries have considerable expertise and experience of negotiating contracts on behalf of clients across the entire spectrum from academy players to full internationals. We are able to call upon our vast network of contacts at every level to find suitable opportunities for our players, whether permanent or on loan. We are committed to bringing the highest standards of professionalism on behalf of our clients; we will work for you, and with you, in an open, honest and transparent way.

Commercial

At Volenti we enjoy productive relationships with the leading boot and kit manufacturers. We also have strong links to broadcast, print and internet media outlets and our commercial partners are market leaders in identifying and maximising appropriate sponsorship and endorsement opportunities.

Mentoring

We are actively involved in mentoring players to help them confront all challenges and make the most positive impression in all situations. This is nowhere more important than in our extensive work with academy players but extends also to supporting clients as they face changes towards the end of a playing career.

Financial & Legal

We are committed to ensuring that our clients protect the rewards of their success. Whether you need help with buying your first property, are moving house, looking for investment guidance, arranging injury insurance, managing your image rights, dealing with your tax affairs or require any other form of legal or financial guidance, our expert team of lawyers, accountants and financial advisers is ready to step in.

TESTIMONIALS

Oliver Berg
GIF Sundsvall

I had played in the Norwegian league for many years and felt my game would suit Swedish football better. Me and John started to cooperate in the summer of 2017 and at the end of the year I completed a move to Sweden, so it all worked out as planned. I was not on the radar of Swedish clubs before but through John I got plenty of options. Im really happy with John and Volenti and I feel they can help me to continue to improve and excel in my future career.

Stojan Lukic
Örgryte IS

As a goalkeeper and also being very interested in fitness and health, one of my goals with my football was to have a long career. John has been helping me for many years now and we have a close and open dialogue about everything related to my football. Thanks to the negotiation from John, I got a 3 year contract at the age of 36 and can continue to play on top level. And since Im still improving, I feel that I can go on even longer now.

Alex Dyer
Elfsborg

Being an English player in Sweden its important to work with an agency that are experts in both the Nordics and in the UK. We work close together to plan my future career and making sure that I have many options moving forward, in several markets. I appreciate the close relationship and for me its also important to work with an agent that you feel you can be very straightforward with.

Peter Larsson
Halmstads BK

I came through from the Halmstad youth academy and was sold to FC Copenhagen. When I was there I wanted an agent I could work really close with and for the rest of my career. It was an easy choice to go with John cause I knew him from my home city and had only heard good things about him. We have worked together for 6 years now and he has helped me with many parts of my football career.

Team Volenti

  • John Thornberg

    CEO Nordics / Swedish FA Registered Intermediary

    John Thornberg

    CEO Nordics / Swedish FA Registered Intermediary

    John has been working as a football intermediary since 2011 and has built a strong network of clubs and coaches all over the Nordics. Based in Stockholm, John covers primarily Sweden and Norway. Having a business degree from Lund University and been working with organizational development for large companies for over 10 years, John has a thorough background in negotiations and leadership. John likes to work close to the players and at the same time always thinking about the long-term career goals.

  • Zacharias Fransson

    Scout Nordics

    Zacharias Fransson

    Scout Nordics

    Zacharias has been a background in the referee of football since 1994 and has built up a strong knowledge about football. Based in southern of Sweden. Have been working in International large groups nearly 25 ears years and has a thorough background in negotiations and leadership in different countries. Zacharias is always thinking about all details and love neatness and order.

  • Mike Drew

    CEO UK / FA Registered Intermediary

    Mike Drew

    CEO UK / FA Registered Intermediary

    Originally a lawyer, Mike has held a licence since 2001 and is our Managing Director. Highly respected by managers and club executives throughout the industry, Mike is vastly experienced in managing all aspects of our clients’ careers. Determined to ensure that a consistent and caring management service is delivered to everyone with whom we work, Mike co-ordinates the work of our partners to achieve this goal.

  • John Meads

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    John Meads

    Director / FA Registered Intermediary

    John has been licenced since 2002 and has an extensive network of contacts at all levels. One of the very few intermediaries to hold both a PGC and a Masters degree in Sports Law, John is a highly skilled negotiator who prides himself upon detailed preparation to ensure that his clients are well matched to the clubs they join. Highly knowledgeable, caring and approachable, John has played a crucial role in the careers of many high-achieving players.

  • Stuart Christie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Stuart Christie

    Chief Operating Officer

    Bio to follow

  • Bobby Bowry

    Player Development Director

    Bobby Bowry

    Player Development Director

    Bobby’s playing career lasted over 15 years and the majority of his 400 appearances were for Crystal Palace, Millwall and Colchester. He holds a UEFA B coaching qualification. Enormously well respected and with contacts throughout the game, Bobby is ideally positioned to provide advice and support on a wide range of on and off field issues and revels in his role as a player mentor. Bobby is actively involved in the Kick It Out campaign.

  • Danny Coles

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Danny Coles

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Danny was an accomplished central defender, making almost 500 appearances in a career which included time at Hull, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Exeter. A client of Volenti, Danny had consistently expressed his ambition to be involved with us at the end of his time as a player. He brings an insight into sustaining a successful career which is invaluable not only to established professionals, but particularly to young, aspiring ones. Danny is our Development Director.

  • Neal Trotman

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Neal Trotman

    FA Registered Intermediary

  • Tim Miller

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Tim Miller

    FA Registered Intermediary

    Bio to follow

  • Cameron Morrison

    Player Analyst

    Cameron Morrison

    Player Analyst

    Bio to follow…