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Stan Original Documentary Series Show Me The Money Follows AFL Global Players’ Agents

By on March 12, 2022 0

“The most secretly guarded side of AFL football” is set to be laid bare like never before, in a new documentary series coming to Stan.

show me the money is a three-part series from Stan Original that lifts the lid on the world of AFL player agents.

“It’s always been the most secret aspect of AFL football, the back rooms and what happens in the off-season,” said Cos Cardone, co-creator of the series and CEO of Jam TV. A topical matter.

Show Me The Money is a three-part series from Stan Original that lifts the lid on the world of AFL player agents. (A current affair)

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“It wasn’t explored properly and the appeal for us was to give viewers something they hadn’t seen before.”

Paul Connors of Connor Sports Management is among the agents featured in the series.

“Our job is to keep our players working,” said Connors.

Series Co-Creator and CEO of Jam TV, Cos Cardone (A Current Affair)

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“If they don’t have opportunities at a club, it’s time to move on.

“I am an accountant by trade and I have a financial side to me.

“With all the players that come through my agency, I want to make sure they save as much as they can.”

Paul Connors of Connor Sports Management is among the agents featured in the series. (A current affair)

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As a player, Alex McDonald was himself the first draft pick in 1988.

McDonald is now an agent and founder of Hemisphere Sports Management.

“You have to do it yourself,” McDonald advised young football hopefuls.

“If you want to succeed at the highest level in sport, don’t do it for mom and dad, or your favorite coach, or your girlfriend.”

As a player, Alex McDonald was himself a number one draft pick in 1988. (A Current Affair)

McDonald also advised young athletes to be realistic and not expect things to be easy.

“You can settle in very well (as a professional footballer) so there are benefits, but as with everything in life there will be sacrifices,” he said.

show me the money was filmed during the AFL’s trade and draft period at the end of 2021.

In addition to Connors and McDonald, the series also follows the cases of fellow agents Ben Williams and Colin Young.

Ben Williams represents teenager Jason Horne-Francis. (A current affair)

Mr Williams represents teenager Jason Horne-Francis, who was ultimately chosen as the first draft pick in the last AFL Draft.

show me the money captures behind-the-scenes footage of Horne-Francis as he awaits selection by the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Cameras were allowed into the home of Horne-Francis, as he met his new coach, David Noble, on the eve of the draft.

“The storylines are very, very human, and I think anyone who loves storytelling – and especially if you love your sport – is going to enjoy it very much,” Cardone said.

show me the money is available now on Stan.

Stan is owned by Nine Entertainment Company, Nine’s parent company.