About ESP

Elite Sports Properties (ESP) is a world leader in talent management and sports marketing, with an impressive track record.

We do everything from managing sport and media talent to the development and activation of integrated marketing and media campaigns, events and merchandising programs.
ESP has proven to be the very best at what we do with strong partnerships with some of the world’s most popular brands, sporting organisations and prominent sport and media personalities.


To be number One in the world in Talent Management, Sports Marketing and Activation within our chosen sports.


With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and London, ESP enjoys close relationships with both Australian and International major sporting organisations and corporations. Our local knowledge and contacts within these markets puts ESP in an ideal position to maximise our client’s strategies and achieve their key objectives.

Our Board

Craig Kelly

A co-founder of ESP, Craig enjoyed a successful AFL career at the Collingwood Football Club from 1989 – 1996, playing 123 games including the 1990 premiership.
Craig has worked in various sales and marketing roles including working for the marketing department of the Collingwood Football Club. With over 25 years in the AFL business he is often asked to talk and consult about AFL and sports

John Andrews (BEc, CPA)

John is a qualified accountant with over 35 years of business experience and is the current Chairman of Andrews and Wallis Group of automotive dealerships. One of the first player managers in the then VFL, John has over 25 years of experience in dealing with AFL clubs and elite level footballers. Involved with ESP for over ten years, John is an advisor to ESP’s talent management team.

Rob Woodhouse (BBus MBA)

A co-founder of ESP, Rob Woodhouse is primarily responsible for its strategic growth and vision. Rob competed at the highest level in swimming, winning a bronze medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and competing for Australia for ten years.

Scott Davidson (BSc Hon)

Scott is a co-founder of ESP and is responsible for consumer products and licensing within the company. He played a role in the original intellectual property forums that led to the establishment of the AFL collective bargaining agreements.

Susan Harper (BA, LLB)

Susan has more than ten years experience within the sports and entertainment industry. Her work has centred on the management of intellectual property; the operational components of major events, and overseeing the legal and financial structuring of commercial arrangements.




Elite Sports Properties (ESP), one of Australia’s leading sports management and PR agencies is looking for two new staff, an Account Executive and an Account Manager, to join our team in either Sydney or Melbourne. The positions have the flexibility to be based in either city and are full-time roles, with the successful candidate working on Sports PR and Sponsorship leveraging across ESP’s clients including some of Australia’s leading sports brands and sponsors.

The successful candidates will possess:

Account Executive – Minimum 1 – 2 years’ experience in the public relations field (sport experience desirable, but not essential)

Account Manager – Minimum 3 - 4 years’ experience in the public relations field (sport experience desirable, but not essential)

- A passion for, and knowledge of the sport industry

- Exceptional written communication and client servicing skills

- Tertiary qualifications in media / communications / PR / journalism

For detailed position descriptions, please click the links below.

ESP Marketing and Events Description_Account Executive
ESP Marketing and Events Description_Account Manager


Responsible for the day to day sales, service and account management function of allocated club merchandise, memorabilia, membership fulfilment and premiums sales across an assortment of sporting codes.

Elite Sports Properties Account Manager Sporting Clubs

Please send applications to receptionmelb@elitesports.com.au – and in your response please identify the role you are applying for, and the city you are applying to work in



ESP has a fantastic internship program that gives participants experience across a range of areas including sports marketing, events, sponsorships and public relations.
Our program is currently full, please feel free to send through your resume contactus@elitesports.com.au so that we can keep it on file.
We will contact you should a position become available.