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Meet The Team


Empire Sports is a boutique sports management company located in Fremantle, Western Australia. Each team member pride themselves on being approachable, friendly and open to discuss all potential management opportunities.

Anthony Van Der Wielen

Director/AFLPA Accredited Agent


Anthony has represented some of the biggest names in WA sport over the past two decades. An accomplished and successful businessman who has owned several real estate companies across Perth over the past 20 years.

Anthony offers a wealth of experience and expertise in particular around complex contract negotiations, media management and wealth generation. He is well known and respected within both the sporting and business communities across Australia. An asset that he utilises well to open doors and provide opportunities for his clients. 

He has been an AFLPA accredited agent for over 17 years, was formerly a commisisoner of combat sports for the WA government and has coached, guided and mentored many successful individuals in business and sport for many years.

He has a fun, sociable and caring personality which makes him easy to communicate with but don’t just take our word for it, check out what his past and present clients have to say about him in their testimonials.


O: 9335 7555  

M: 0419 202 202

Harley Van Der Wielen



Harley joined his father Anthony in the family business in 2013. Prior to this he gained some valuable skills and knowledge working in the finance & banking sector at ANZ and is currently a licensed real estate agent in Fremantle. Many of the day to day tasks of being a real estate agent such as contract negotiation, marketing, problem solving and conflict management have given Harley a lot of experience & confidence to be able to put his skills into work in the Sports Management business. An avid football follower and current/past player, Harley has a great understanding for the game and more importantly his clients.


O: 9335 7555  

M: 0410 680 783

Shannon Blake

Global Head of Social Media

In 2022, Shannon joined our social media and content department, bringing his love for sports and social media knowledge to help us grow our audience.

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