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Almost all the more than one hundred NRL accredited player agents that approach a young athlete or his parents are sharks. They are salesmen, and very good salesmen, who promise whatever it takes to get a signature but deliver very little.
The rules around player agents changed at the end of 2018. Now, all player agent agreements with players aged under 17 must end when the player turns 17. This is a good thing. It provides players with a chance to try an agent at a time when it doesn't matter.
The one thing that a player agent can do that nobody other than the athlete or a close family member can do is negotiate with an NRL club. However, most of the time when a 15 or 16 year old is offered a contract by an NRL club it is not up for negotiation. The player is offered some gear, one or two thousand dollars a year and some money towards schooling costs, and in return is bound to the club for two or three years. This is almost never a good deal, although the money can be very helpful, and the gear is good to have. It is not a good deal because once you sign with, say, the Warriors, no other NRL club gets to look at you because the Warriors do not have teams in the u16 and u18 competition.
Most player agents limit their role, with young players, to responding to enquiries from NRL clubs and putting their players names in front of age group team selectors. Some will ask NRL clubs if they are interested in a player, but only some do this with 16 and 17 year olds.
We work closely with George Gavet, co-developer of the Pro-Pare® Athlete Development System. George doesn't recruit, he responds to contact from athletes looking for an agent. We also say that if Tyran Smith approaches you, you would be foolish to turn him away.