SGI Sports Management secures first talent

Dec 04, 2023 at 11:42

Nine footballers from the men’s and women’s game have become the first to sign with SGI Sport Management to support their professional development on and off the field.

Launched just last month and stating its commitment to offer players a tailored management service, SGI Sport Management is led by FIFA Licensed Agent, UEFA A qualified coach and the former Director of Football at West Bromwich Albion FC Women, Dave Lawrence, who boasts more than 20 years’ experience in player and coach development.

The nine players to have already signed to date are:

  • Aksum White, 23, Bromsgrove Sporting FC men
  • Ben Sanogo, 20, Birmingham United FC men and former Inter Milan Academy
  • Jordan Kondo, 20, Birmingham United FC men
  • Ben Cassidy, 21, Alvechurch FC men
  • Shannon Stamps, 23, Stoke City FC women
  • Mariam Mahmood, 19, West Bromwich Albion FC women
  • Isaac Adegoke, 21, Lye Town men and former Oxford United and Reading Academy
  • Gerson Laila, 20, Birmingham United FC men
  • Sophie Phillips, Birmingham City Women FC and Wales Youth International

“We’re thrilled to welcome our first players to SGI Sports Management,” said Dave Lawrence.

“Having supported the development of multiple young players throughout my career, I’m looking forward to helping these first nine players fulfil their potential and give themselves the best possible chance of a successful career in the professional game.

“Some players who we work with are already enjoying professional game opportunities, whilst others have unfortunately been released from academies and we are helping them plot their journey back up the pyramid.

“It’s a very exciting time to be working in the game and we’re proud to support the careers of these first nine individuals.”

SGI Sport Management operates from offices the global headquarters of parent company Sporting Group International in Birmingham. More widely, the firm has offices in India, Spain, Germany and also provides support to sports teams, governing bodies and brands through commercial partnership opportunities and recruitment. 

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