Sports Management

High Grade Sports Management provides an holistic range of services, enabling our talents to fulfil their on-field potential, raise their public profile and maximise their financial earnings.

As a leading player, we’ve developed long standing relationships with globally and nationally recognised brands, across numerous sectors. This effective strategy is sympathetic to the needs of both the talent and the sponsor alike.

We take young grassroots athletes and develop them into international professional stars.

Our specialities include:

  • Sponsorships
  • Endorsements
  • Appearances
  • Image Rights
  • Legal Representation
  • Accountancy
  • Travel
  • Financial Planning

Management Services

High Grade Sports Management incorporates Talent Management, PR & Communications, Sales & Marketing and Events Management through the following:

  • Marketing and securing employment/contracts for athletes with professional clubs
  • Arranging team and club training tours and camps in preparation for major tournaments and championships
  • Negotiating the best possible employment terms for our clients
  • Arranging international training for sports coaches, referees, umpires and sports administrators.
  • Providing our clients with long term financial planning (advice on wealth management, pensions, taxation and retirement)
  • Establishing sports marketing and publicity campaigns
  • Aiding conflict resolution between our clients and their professional clubs
  • Offering support to our clients and their families, for example by addressing their questions or concerns

Our consultants adhere to the rules and regulations of the sport management industry.

The High Grade Sports Management Consultancy has trans-national partners and clients in Europe, Africa, America and Asia and embraces equality and diversity.

Our CEO's CV

Sanjo Kanmi-Jones
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria CERTIFICATE IN SPORT COACHING
Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria DIPLOMA IN PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Chichester College, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Motor Vehicle Maintenance
University of Cambridge U.K. CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH
Chichester College, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Information Technology (IT)
Position Played
Started Playing
Hockey: November 1978
Personal History
I started playing hockey when I was in the second year at Government College, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Amateur Career
  1. Oyo State Hockey Team
  2. Government College, Ibadan
  3. The Young Professionals
  4. The Nigerian Railways, Ibadan
  5. Technical College, Oyo
  6. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife
  7. The Nigerian Police Hockey Team
  8. Union Bank Hockey Club, Lagos
  9. Delta State Hockey Team
  10. Stallion Field Hockey Team (USA)
Professional Career
  1. Centro Universitaro Sportivo, Cagliari, Italy
  2. Gatto Azurro Hockey Club, Italy
  3. Citta del Tricolore Hockey Club, Italy
I have worked with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI PARMA) at the Grass Root Level, Going to Teach Field Hockey in Schools and Junior Clubs in Emilia Romania Region of Italy.
Highlights of Hockey Career
  • Won Bako’s Cup 1986 Gold Medal in Kaduna State, Nigeria with Oyo State
  • Silver Medal at the National Sports Festival, Portharcourt Rivers State, Nigeria (Rivers ’88) with Oyo State
  • Gold Medal National Hockey League 1999 nn Portharcourt with Nigerian Railways Hockey Club Of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • West African University Games (WAUG) Gold Medal 1999, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • Gold Medal at the Nigerian University Games (NUGA) 1999, Calabar with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Nigeria
  • gold Medal At The Nigerian University Games (nuga) 2002 In Ilorin With Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife Nigeria
  • Many 6-a-side Hockey Tournaments both in Lagos and Warri Ogunu Shell Club with Union Bank Hockey Club Lagos, Oyo State Hockey Team, and Nigerian Railways Hockey Club Ibadan
  • 1995 Nigeria National Hockey Team vs. Ghana National Hockey Team in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1995 5th All African Games in Harare, Zimbabwe with Nigerian National Hockey Team
  • 2006 African Hockey Club Championship in Harare, Zimbabwe with Delta State Hockey Team of Nigeria
  • Professional Hockey Career in Italy
  • 1st Nigerian to play professional hockey (1997-2005)
  • 1999 Nigeria National Team vs. Ghana National Team in Acraa, Ghana with Nigeria National Hockey Team
  • 1998/1999 Club's highest goal scorer (Citta del Tricolore Hockey Club, Reggio, Emillia, Italy)
  • Highlight Moments in Stallion Field Hockey: Camping at the Satellite Estate, Lagos, Some hockey competitions E.g. National League (portharcout, ibadan, Lagos, Bauchi Etc.)
  • Atlanta 2002 United State Of America, Atlanta Hockey Tournament with Stallion Field Hockey Team (USA)
  • 2012 London Olympic Games
Personal Hopes and dreams
To use the game of Field Hockey and other sporting activities to take violence off our streets and reduce the crime rate in society