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Sport Management

You are distinct. We are, too.

We are a media and sports talent management agency.

We believe success is measured in more than just numbers. We want to make your career better. We want to make your life simpler. And we want you to enjoy your journey with us.

We protect your interests and maximise your earning potential. We’re experts in contract negotiation, driving commercial opportunities and managing your media profile. We’ll help you understand your options, so you can be confident you’re always making the best decision for you.

At Distinct, you’ll also enjoy access to our comprehensive support services. These include advice on financial planning, investments and property, as well as concierge and travel services.

We are distinct.

TV Production

We specialise in unique access documentaries in the world of sport.

We gain access to the biggest stars to shine a spotlight on their careers and the most talked about issues affecting sport today.

We are proud to step into new territories and open conversations into the sporting world, it's legacy and future on the global stage.

Our Team

Emanuele Palladino

Position: Managing Director

Emanuele has expertise across the football, rugby and media sectors.


Emanuele is a sports agent with expertise in a wide range of areas including player contracts, transfers, image rights, sponsorship agreements, acquisitions in sport, TV production and promotions.

Emanuele is a former professional sportsman and has a degree from University College London in modern languages and speaks Italian, French and Spanish. Emanuele is an intermittent columnist for broadsheets.

Emanuele is a football intermediary and a registered rugby league and rugby union agent.

Experience highlights

  • Representing a wide range of footballers in the Premier League, EFL Championship and China on transfers, player contracts, image rights and sponsorship agreements
  • Advising Premier League and international football sides on promotional tours
  • Negotiating high profile rugby cross code switches including British Lions Gareth Thomas and Andy Powell
  • Creating television programmes, in particular for BBC and ITV

Iestyn Harris

Expertise: Football and rugby

Iestyn is a sports agent with expertise in a wide range of areas including player contracts, transfers, image rights and sponsorship agreements.


Iestyn is a former dual code international rugby player representing Great Britain Rugby League 16 times before becoming the highest ever cross code transfer in 2001 when he transferred from Leeds Rhinos to the Cardiff Blues for £1 million. Iestyn amassed 36 Welsh rugby union caps. Iestyn regularly speaks at conferences and corporate events on life as a professional sports person.

Iestyn is a football intermediary and a registered rugby league agent.

Experience highlights

  • Representing and negotiating football transfers and player contracts in the UK, China and MLS
  • Negotiating kit sponsorship agreements with major brands
  • Representing international rugby league players and negotiating contracts to the NRL in Australia

Sonny Coleman

Expertise: Football

Sonny specialises in football player management and in particular on contract negotiation and player transfers.


Sonny has grown up in and around the professional football world all of his life and has developed a trusted and extensive range of contacts and networks in this time. Sonny specialises in player contract negotiations and transfers, ranging from the Premier League down to League 2.

Sonny is a football intermediary.

Experience highlights

  • Representing a wide range of footballers including in the Premier League, Championship, League 1 and League 2 on transfers and player contracts.
  • Advising on sponsorship and endorsements

Emily Walters

Expertise: Commercial

Emily works on commercial and sponsorship contracts ranging from corporate to television.


Emily specialises in particular in media and commercial, advising on commercial contracts, sponsorship agreements and television appearances amongst others for clients ranging from football to rugby and media.

Experience highlights

  • Negotiating appearances on sports channels including Sky, BT Sport, BBC and ITV
  • Working with brands on endorsement related arrangements, including Nike, Tissot, Carphone Warehouse
  • Negotiating corporate speaker engagements with the likes of RBS, BT, Rolls Royce

Contact Us

t: +44 (0) 20 3176 0924


a: Suite 201 The Lightbulb, 1 Filament Walk, Wandsworth, SW18 4GQ