Loughborough Sports Agents Conference

Important: due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have unfortantely made the decision to postpone our inaugural conference until 2021. Dates for the conference and a call for papers will be announced in due course.

Conference overview

Loughborough Sports Agents Conference will take place in 2021 at Loughborough University. It aims to bring together academia, agents and the wider sporting community to discuss the agent industry and the profession.

The conference is dedicated to fostering knowledge and exchanging constructive dialogue in this field and contributing to the ongoing professional development of agents in sport.

The conference will consist of sessions including: 

  • round table discussion involving agents and industry experts
  • academic panels presenting cutting-edge research 
  • industry insight providing key understanding about the agent profession from experts in the industry
  • regulatory update offering the latest updates in relation to the agent industry
  • workshops providing training opportunities around skills for agents

Call for papers

Deadline for submissions: to be announced

The Scientific and Organising Committee of the inaugural Loughborough Sports Agents Conference invites scholars and practitioners to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation.

The Conference is designed to offer a platform to present research with a clear relevance to the agent industry and welcomes papers that address (but are not limited to) the following;

  • Agents in sport
  • Player transfers
  • Player/athlete representation
  • Player/athlete welfare and safeguarding
  • Player/athlete valuation
  • Talent ID and development
  • Performance analytics
  • Brand management of players/athletes
  • Governance and ownership
  • Club financing and regulations
  • Dispute resolution in sport

Submission guidelines

For an Abstract to be considered for presentation during the conference the following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • Length: the overall text length of an Abstract has to be between 250 words excluding title and author name(s)
  • Text only: Abstracts should include text only, i.e. images (pictures, figures, and tables) are not accepted.
  • Title: use a brief title to clearly indicate the nature of the research/project/contribution; do not use abbreviations in the title.
  • Author names: Provide names of all authors, their institutional affiliation, email address, and a 50-word bio during the submission process.
  • Language: Abstracts have to be in English.

Please note: Abstracts not complying with these submission guidelines will be sent back to author(s) and need to be resubmitted.


Registration for the conference will open in due course.

For enqueries about sponsorship opportunities or any other general enquiries, please email sportagent@lboro.ac.uk