Martin Roberts

Biography

Being British, Soccer isn't a sport, it is a way of life, a culture, a deep passion, and for Martin Roberts, it has been his life. Martin was born into Soccer in 1982 and some say, he was kicking a ball before he could walk, such was his natural desire for the game. At just 6 years of age Martin started participating in community training sessions from his local professional club, Everton FC, and over a decade learnt all the valuable skills required to excel at the sport. Sadly, injury at 16 destroyed any dream of turning professional and Martin set his sights on staying within the industry, by attempting to give tomorrow's youth the opportunity he couldn't take. At 18, Martin attended Staffordshire University and was involved with the University's Men's Soccer team. While there, he joined Stafford Town FC, a semi-professional club, playing lower league and competing in the FA Cup. It was at Stafford Town that Martin was given the opportunity to develop into a Coach and joined professional club Wolverhampton Wanderers as a Community coach. Over these four years, while completing his degree, Martin also worked for Aston Villa FC and regularly submitted Scouting reports to Stoke City FC. In 2005, Martin took a short hiatus from Soccer joining the global conglomerate Unilever as a Project Assistant. Moving to California in 2007, Martin came back to his love of Soccer and began coaching professionally once more, and in 2009, established his own organization for the professional training and youth club consultancy, Bluenose Soccer Inc. Now, Martin is ready to expand and utilize the experiences and skills developed over the past 30 years to make your dreams come true.

Education

* BSC Sports Technology with Marketing * UEFA 'C' Coaching License * Pro Sports Group Agent Affiliate

Career Info

* President, Roberts Sports International (Current) * President, Bluenose Soccer Inc. (Current) A professional training and consultancy provider to youth soccer in America * President, Blue Phoenix Project. (Current) A sports charity that delivers fun, competitive sporting events to raise funds to help promote gender equality, health and fitness and motivation to the developing world. * Director of Soccer Development, Global Soccer Solutions, USA, 2007-2008 * Project Assistant, Unilever Europe IT, England, 2005-2007 * Community Coach, Wolverhamption Wanderers, England, 2001-2004 * Community Coach, Aston Villa Football Club, 2002-2003 * Player, Stafford Town Football Club, England, 2001-2003

Certification(s)

* FIFA Licensed Agent (Pending) * UEFA C Coaching License * NSCAA Member * California State Licensed Agent (Pending)

Marketing Information

Our network expands internationally, with contacts in the English Premiership, Dutch Eredivisie, MLS and more. We are able to market your digital biography to suited clubs, matching your skills and talents with their desired requirements. With a complete Soccer background, from playing, to coaching, to representation, We Understand You.

Services Offered

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Endorsements
  • Financial Planning
  • Legal Services
  • Marketing
  • Post-Career Planning
  • Team Placement

Mission Statement

"Your guide, Your mentor, Your friend, Your Agent" We are here for you and will keep your best interests at heart. We are a realistic pro thinking agency, meaning we will match your needs and the clubs needs together, ensuring longevity in your career.

Website

http://www.RobertsSportsInternational.com/

Other Info/Comments

Competition in the World's biggest sport is fierce, and it will take a lot of hard work and dedication from you to turn professional. We are here to help, but we are also realistic, so no matter what happens keep working hard and educate yourself on what's best for you. * Please note: if you currently play for an NCAA Div I or II team, you may jeopardize your NCAA eligibility by contacting and speaking to a licensed player agent.

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