Since 2012, our team has worked extremely hard to actively assist our clients both on and off the field/court. We provide a high level of knowledge, genuine care, support and understanding, taking enormous pride in the family focussed and inclusive environment that has been created.
The world sees an athlete, we see so much more!
MEET THE RDK TEAM
The RDK Sports family has significantly grown over the years with staff, clients and corporate partners located right throughout Australia.
Each day we strive to help others achieve their goals, and ultimately live their dreams with our specialised team providing services in contract negotiation, marketing and promotional opportunities, drafting and recruitment process, transition welfare and personal development, budgeting and finance, legal support and so much more.
Alongside athlete management, we are able to provide invaluable support to schools, sporting clubs and organisations through consulting services. This includes providing guidance with sports facility projects & sports excellence academies as well as offering athlete appearances & professional development opportunities.
Ryan has an extensive and proud history in sport as a player, coach, recruiter and administrator through his time at Eastern Ranges FC, Richmond FC and the AFL.
Becoming an accredited AFL Player Agent in 2012, Ryan decided to take the opportunity to combine his passion for sport, development and business, creating RDK Management Solutions.
Having developed a large network over time aids Ryan in focussing on his client relationships and assisting them on their journey for success.
Following 12 years in real estate in Melbourne, Peter decided a career change was in order. His passion for people, negotiation and obsession with sport is what led him to sports management.
Having been widely recognised in the Ray White Group as a driven and motivated agent, Peter’s straight down the line and honest approach has been highly commended by numerous clients.
Peter continuously exceeds our athletes expectations by leaving no stone unturned. And with six years experience managing his own business, Peter also helps our clients with growing their brand and achieving their personal goals.
Marketing, Communications and Partnerships
Having just graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Lily is diving head first into coordinating the businesses marketing, communication and partnership portfolios.
Already embodying RDK Sports’ key values, Lily will further enhance the RDK Brand through social media management, promotional activities and through connecting likeminded businesses and stakeholders.
Lily also brings a love for sport into her work, playing in the semi-professional netball league, the HART Sapphire Series.
Flynn began his journey with RDK Sports Management as part of our University Intern Program, and after successfully completing his hours was offered employment within the company due to his passion, industry knowledge and hardworking nature.
Flynn has now completed his Bachelor of Business, with a major in Sport Management & Marketing. In 2019, he was also able to become an accredited AFL Player Agent.
Flynn has been instrumental with his support of our athletes and assisting them with their off field support.
Following his professional AFL career with the Port Adelaide Football Club, Daniel joined the RDK Sports Team in order to provide emerging and professional athletes first-hand guidance, support and experience.
Daniel is highly passionate, extremely driven and shares a unique story about his pathway into the AFL system after being overlooked at the U18 TAC Cup Level.
Having experienced the highs and lows of professional sport Daniel provides a great sounding board for all of our athletes.
Accounting and Finance
With over 10 years experience in the Accounting and Finance sector, Jason specialises in Sports tax and strategy.
Knowing that the last thing athletes need is the stress of accounting and taxation, Jason ensures our clients are well looked after at all stages of their careers; including through education and development initiatives.
Jason also has a great understanding of the elite talent pathways having played representative and State league Football and Cricket.
At RDK Sports Management, we are focused on four values; Family, Authenticity, Loyalty, and Development.
TRUSTED BY THE BEST
3x Premiership Player and Fremantle Development Coach
Ryan and his team have a deep care for all the clients they represent. They work tirelessly, are extremely passionate and value the relationships they build, ensuring each client can reach ultimate success both on and off the field.
The RDK team have been instrumental in my development and recently my transition into AFL Coaching. They have an unbelievable understanding of the AFL industry and the genuine care and support they have given to me over the years is something I value the most.
Gold Coast Suns
RDK Sports Management have provided significant support towards my growth as a person and a football player. Through regular contact and meetings I was able to launch my coaching business in the off-season, which was a long held dream of mine.
Ryan consistently contributes ideas and is always happy to link me with his wide range of contacts and network base to further support my goals and ambitions on and off the field. I feel well supported and confident that my welfare is considered as a priority.
Jillian and Chris Heron
Parents of Jacob Heron
Gold Coast Suns
Ryan has been instrumental and with us through every step of the draft process for Jacob to become a listed player with the Gold Coast Suns.
We cannot praise Ryan enough for his professionalism, enthusiasm, communication and friendship. Ryan isn’t only here for Jacob but for all of his family, this is very reassuring as we are not Gold Coast based. Thank you Ryan for helping Jacob’s dream come true and continuing on this amazing journey with us all.
Director of Sport
Coomera Anglican College
It was way beyond expectation. It was fantastic to go to all the places we have been, meet the people we have and absorb the information we have been provided with – it’s been first class. It’s one of the greatest things I have ever done!
Year 10 Leader & PE Teacher
This tour had everything! As an educator, it significantly assisted me with my own development as a teacher, coach and mentor, learning current and innovative practices form some phenomenal leaders in American Sports. Whether it be for staff or students, there is so much to be gained from these tours as the learning outcomes, life experiences and overall development are nothing like I have experienced before. The access we had was remarkable.
Middle Leader – Sport
St Mary’s College, Ipswich
Maddie was fantastic, she did a great job. She chatted to our students, helped serve dinner and handed out awards. I would highly recommend RDK Sports and we will definitely be in contact to book again.