The Group Company
Sporting Group International is a leading sports agency with offices in the UK and India illustrating a global reach. Formed by a team of people whose expertise is unquestioned in the world of elite sport and whose advice has been sought and benefitted at the highest levels.
Sporting Group International specialises in recruitment, International market development and high value sales and marketing within the world of sport. Our work includes the delivery of grassroots corporate social responsibility programmes, the sale of stadium naming rights, shirt sponsorship, advertising space, official partnerships along with professional players management and endorsement deals.
The Sporting Jobs management team is made of experienced and knowledgeable staff whose sole focus is to match the right candidates to clients throughout the sporting world.
The Senior Management Team:
Adrian Wright - CEO
Adrian has operated at senior and board level in the Football industry for 12 years with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of a successful Premier League Football Club commercial function. Specialisms of note are major partnership acquisitions, relationship building and International development. The pioneer of West Bromwich Albion's International development programme in India is a highlight of his career and he has illustrated determination and desire to make a difference. His India experiences have led to the acquisition of Premier Sports International www.sportinggi.in a grassroots development organisation that delivers football coaching to children of all levels of society and most recently representation of Indian Super League players.
Adrian is also currently the President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and also has access to many large and medium size businesses across the West Midlands with influence on major policy areas relating to the region.
Steve Thomas - Senior Manager
Steve has worked in sport, predominately in football, for over 17 years with experience of the game from National League level through to the Premier League. Beginning his career as Media and Commercial Manager at Kidderminster Harriers following their promotion to the Football League.
Steve later moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he successfully undertook roles as Corporate Sales, Events and Advertising Manager during his ten years at Molineux.
Before joining Sporting Group International, Steve headed up the Commercial Team with Aviva Premiership rugby side Worcester Warriors.
Cherie Hodder - Senior Manager
Cherie has excelled within the recruitment industry for 13 years, working for both large and medium sized businesses managing tier one business partners to assist their talent acquisition and recruitment.
Cherie has a very strong and dynamic skill set around search and selection and has a unique ability to match potential candidates to the role and the culture of her business partners organisations. These skills along with her strong account management background ensure that a total 360 degree service is delivered at all times.
Originally from New Zealand, Cherie has a passion for sport and has enjoyed being part of a sporting environment both in the UK and abroad for many years.
Charlie Bannister - Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Our newest and youngest member of the team, Charlie comes from a sporting background, keeping goal at academy and reserve level football for Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Watford football clubs before moving into the semi-professional game with Cambridge City.
A sports fanatic with a keen interest in the commercial side of the business, Charlie joined sportingjobs.co.uk to provide valuable support to our recruitment department in his role as our Trainee Recruitment Consultant.