John Cooksey

Milsons Point, Australia

As an SMWW Agent Advisor, JohnCooksey has successfully been mentored by Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and met all the requirements of becoming a SMWW Agent Advisor. This includes agent regulations and player association legalities, contract negotiation, endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, collective bargaining agreements, draft preparation, marketing and recruiting. Although John is a new Agent Advisor, he is well adept at preparing you for your sports career and has the ambition to attain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful professional athlete. He will do whatever possible to represent your interests and help you achieve your goals as not only a sports professional, but also your life after sports as well. John takes a fully integrated approach to his clients’ wealth, personal life, career, and post-career challenges with the goal to simplify and enhance your life.  By serving as your primary contact for everything from financial advisory assistance to addressing your lifestyle needs as he works closely with the SMWW Team off the field, so you can focus on your career on the field. John is an experienced business and sports management executive based in Sydney, Australia. Currently the national manager of a consulting group incorporating over 45 recruitment agencies, John is the founder of Esprit Martial Arts and the Adaptive Martial Arts Association of Australia. A registered sports and performance psychologist John has lectured in Sports & Performance Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, APM College of Business & Communication, Sydney University, NSW Institute of Sport, Fitness Institute of Australia and Conservatorium of Music.  His previous industry experience has included to establish Sportwise a multi-disciplinary sports medicine practice and senior roles in business and consulting leadership across Australia and South East Asia. John’s qualifications include a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing, Masters of Psychology and Certificates in Athlete Management and Soccer Management with Sports Management Worldwide. On a personal level John has coached both of his children to become martial arts black belts in their early teens. In addition he has successfully coached his son who is a paralympic athlete to win a state title in the 800m and is instrumental in his daughters development as a medal winning ball room dancer.