[para] Greek For

'To Walk Close Beside'

[Lete] Refers to the 'Athlete'

Paralete Sports Management

Who We Are

Established 2015 in Brisbane, Australia we set out to redefine Sports Management in the Pacific Region.
Active Advocates

ACTIVE ADVOCATES

Driven by social change and closing ‘the gaps’ we exist to mentor and equip the athlete for (and educate families about) pathways to professional opportunities in Rugby Union.

Our Purpose

OUR PURPOSE

Our first two signings from Fiji, namely Filipo Daugunu (Queensland Reds) and Tevita Ratuva (Bordeaux UBB) have validated our purpose – creating runways for our athletes.

MATAQALI Paralete

Our Process

Identify

IDENTIFY

We pride ourselves on a robust talent-ID process where character is prioritised over talent.

We go to great lengths in our due diligence. Before signing a player we engage community members, elders, teachers, coachers, and those who have played an important role in the athlete’s timeline. This is to ensure current and future opportunities are valued and respected by the athlete..

Invest

INVEST

Together with our current athletes we’ve developed an assessment tool and living framework, Bure Paralete (Paralete House).

This is used as a point of reference in our vakasala (mentoring) and talanoa (conversations) to ensure common understanding across the different aspects of a professional rugby player’s life. We prefer our athletes spend 1-year minimum playing premier club rugby in Brisbane to undertake our Paralete mentoring programme.

Deploy

DEPLOY (SEND OUT)

Rugby contracts are a result of good processes and better purposes. Our core function is best facilitate an environment before our athletes take up opportunities in big programs.

The majority of what we do is in ID and Invest stages – this is purpose built in order to – as best as we can fully equip our athletes to challenge old assumptions, future-proofing mentality, and think about problems in new ways to become a natural part of the athlete’s ‘DNA’.

Our Values

Be diligent in your humility, generous in your excellence, above all - apply wisdom.

Our Team

YVONNE LOWNDES & EMA SANGA

A Family Business

Alongside Mark and Keith, both their wives play significant roles in operations management and player welfare with the athlete at the centre.

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