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High-profile executives to offer Directors’ View of Player Care issues

By January 29, 2018 No Comments

Join us at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, 11th October 2017

A high-profile trio of club board members spanning football and cricket has been unveiled for the eagerly-anticipated Directors’ View session at Premier Sports Network’s upcoming Player Care Conference in London on Wednesday, October 11.

Les Reed, the Executive Director of Premier League football club Southampton FC will be joined on the panel by Surrey County Cricket Club CEO Richard Gould and Katrien Meire, the CEO of League One football club Charlton Athletic FC.

During the session, the trio will discuss how to maintain effective player care support networks within a club, in spite of possible personnel changes on the playing side, with the aim of building a successful team on the pitch.

Reed, Gould and Meire will also speak about what their role from the boardroom should be within the player care structure and whether there is a danger of unnecessary interference in attempting to assist the managerial and coaching staff in supporting players on and off the pitch. Moreover, from the perspective of directors – who are protecting the owner’s investments in staff across various departments of the club – what is the remit of their duty of care?

The session promises to be one of the highlights of the exclusive, invitation-only event at the Dorchester Collection Hotel in Mayfair. Football managers Nigel Pearson and Alex McLeish; Conor McGregor’s agent, Audie Attar; Andre Collins, the Executive Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation; and Nyaka NiiLampti, Director of Player Wellness at the NFL Players’ Association, are among the other speakers confirmed for the event.

The event’s unique appeal is that it brings together experts specifically from within the sector to discuss international best practice in an intimate environment, with dedicated networking time allocated to maximise opportunities to exchange ideas outside of the sessions.

A surge of sign-ups in the past three weeks has pushed the number of delegates close to capacity, so those interested in attending are advised to reserve their complimentary pass for the event at the earliest opportunity.

“We only have a limited number of passes available for the Player Care Conference due to the capped capacity, which we have put in place to ensure those present can discuss matters in a close-knit environment,” said Premier Sports Network’s Executive Director, David Bull.

To find out more about Premier Sports Network’s Player Care Conference and our sponsorship packages, contact us at or by calling 0208 419 1100.