The A Team

At Sports Minded we understand that specialists are the best people to deliver advice. We believe assembling a team of professionals around our managers means they are better able to focus on what’s most important, you the athlete!

Through our advisory team Sports Minded provides our players with access to elite professional consultants in a range of areas including negotiation, mainstream media, marketing, branding, business strategy and social media. The team also includes a commercial lawyer and former industry professional with many years’ experience in the system, both as an agent and as a parent. We are confident having specialists at our disposal ensures our players have the best possible representation.

Key Members Include

Terry Rogers

Director, 4RT

For the last 20 years, Terry has created, produced and presented short and long form content globally to broadcast standards, and everything in between.

He has worked with the likes of Disney, and all the major networks in Australia. He has developed tv productions from conception to completion, whilst negotiating with multi-level stakeholders to ensure the creative integrity of the product is maintained.

Working on both sides of the camera, Terry is master story-teller specialising in helping make people and their stories they tell memorable. A few of the organisations that he has worked with include Discovery Holiday Parks, Jayco, Dometic, South Australian Tourism Commission, The Foundation for National Parks and wildlife, Mercedes Benz and Apple’s number 1 selling App globally SWEAT. His extensive marketing experience makes him one of this state’s elite branding professionals.

John O’Shea

Journalist/Producer, TEN NEWS

John is a journalist and producer for Ten News First, playing a key role in developing stories for the nightly television news bulletin.

He’s spent the past four years in the Adelaide newsroom working across both news and sport. John’s passion for sport led to a career in journalism which has spanned 15 years across news organisations in South Australia and interstate. During his previous role working as a sports journalist with ABC News Adelaide, he covered a wide range of sports from cricket and tennis to soccer and swimming.

His primary role during that five-year period was, however, reporting on the AFL, focusing not only on the two South Australian clubs but also visiting teams and interviewing some of the biggest names in the game.

Don Manifold

Managing Director, Director, Equity & Advisory Pty Ltd

Originating from Mount Gambier, Don specialises in advising on Mergers, Divestments & Acquisitions and preparing Independent Expert’s Reports and valuations.

Don is the Joint Managing Director of Equity & Advisory Pty Ltd, a South Australian based investment bank and corporate advisory firm.  Don has more than 20 years’ experience in transaction advisory, he has advised on over 50 completed mergers, acquisitions, divestments and capital raisings with a combined value in excess of $1.5 billion and prepared over 40 independent expert’s reports and valuations with a combined value in excess of $25 billion.

Prior to joining Equity & Advisory, Don spent his entire career in global accounting firms and most recently as the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young in South Australian and Northern Territory. Don returned to Adelaide in 2006 after spending 10 years in London, Sydney and Melbourne. Don has advised on transactions in Australia, England, Croatia and Papua New Guinea and has worked across a variety of industries including food and agricultural, financial services, manufacturing, retail and information technology.