John Print

Gloucester, United Kingdom

John Print is SMWW's UK Operations Manager and Director of Soccer and is a Licensed Players agent by the English FA, with a focus on the UK, European, and USA markets. As an agent, John has represented clients at all professional levels in England, across Europe and the USA, including the EPL, MLS, & USL. In addition, John has been working as a freelance soccer scout for professional teams in England for the past six years.

Besides working in soccer, John represents Olympic / Paralympic athletes and other sports personalities. Prior to working with SMWW, John worked with UK Sport within their International Relations and Drug-Free Sport departments. He was also a partner with London-based sports agency, SIML before setting up his own agency called Sports Talent which focused on promoting athletes to promotions and media projects. Highlights include providing talent for Global TV Commercials on behalf of Nike, Adidas, EA Sports, Pepsi and Castrol and soccer talent for Timberland's Worldwide #1 music video "The Way I Are".

John's passion is in providing high-quality management and support services for SMWW clients. His knowledge and contacts within soccer across the globe allow both clients and brands to maximise their earnings through personal appearances, sponsorship, and promotional campaigns. John is a huge asset to SMWW due to his experience with domestic & international contract negotiation, in addition to his knowledge of transfer negotiations. John has a tremendous understanding of what it takes to market a player at every level of the game. His combined scouting and agent experience with teams and clubs at all levels is unique and is a huge asset for SMWW clients looking to play at the highest level possible.

Over the past five years John has is also been the host lecturer for both SMWW's Soccer Athlete Management and International Soccer Scouting courses. He is also a regular lecturer at New Buckinghamshire University as part of their Sports Management and Soccer study degrees, lecturing on Soccer Club Marketing, Fan Relationship Marketing, and Athlete Management.

John graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA(Hons) in Marketing, from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Masters in Sports Law, and has been working in Sports Management, Sports Marketing Player Representation for over 15 years.

John has spoken as a panelist at the London Sports Career Conference, Sports Agent Workshop, Sports Career Conference at Manchester City FC, and the Soccer Career Conference at the MLS SuperDraft. John is also the instructor for the Soccer Athlete Management Course, as well as a co-instructor in Soccer General Management and Scouting, Rugby Management, and Cricket Management.