Aidy Ward, Founder
Aidy founded Colossal Sports Management in 2014 and has helped guide the careers of some of the best talent in world football over the last decade. Aidy has a leading reputation for getting the best contracts in the industry for his clients both on and off the pitch. He negotiated the record transfer of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City at £49m in 2015. Aidy has directed the careers of some of global footballs’ leading players from an early age. Raheem Sterling from QPR at the age of 14 to Manchester City, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at 16 years old from Southampton to Arsenal and is currently guiding the careers of exceptional West Ham prospects, Reece Oxford and Domingos Quina.
Andy Ross, Head of Commercial
Andy is responsible for all commercial opportunities as well as sponsorship and digital activation for the Colossal’s portfolio. Prior to Colossal, Andy built over 12 years’ experience working in senior positions for some of the world’s leading sports brands including adidas, Canterbury and, most recently, Nike. He is a seasoned contract negotiator and has signed England football talent for brands at the highest level. Andy is a Loughborough University Sports Management graduate and is a respected sports professional with an exceptional network and sound industry judgment. He manages the personal and professional reputation of a number of senior athletes.
Charles Ceesay, Consultant
Charles graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2009 with a degree in Marketing. He started with Colossal in 2013 and prides himself in his player relationships and client care. Charles is based in the North West of England and manages a handful of elite players. One of these is Albert Rusnak, former Manchester City star who recently moved to the MLS with Real Salt Lake.
Jamal Reid, Head of Recruitment / Talent ID
Jamal is Head of Talent ID & Player Recruitment. He is responsible for identifying and recruiting elite players in the U16 to U23 age groups to Colossal. Jamal’s background is in sport and Education with a particular focus on holistic approaches to developing players’ long term careers. His leadership and teaching background has helped many players improve and develop their game. Introducing former GB Track & Field athletes and coaches has enabled the Colossal stable of players to find a unique and individual point of difference.
Prior to Colossal, Jamal was Assistant Principal, teacher and pastoral leader at Ark Globe Academy. During his time at Ark Globe Academy, Jamal become the designated lead for the Fulham FC Development Centre Partnership in South London.
Jamal’s close links to Fulham continued and began scouting for the club’s academy where he contributed to a very successful scouting team who have been able to successfully produce some of the country’s top emerging young talent.
Sean Davis, Consultant
Sean brings a wealth of experience to Colossal having had a 16-year professional career. He started out at his hometown club Fulham, making his debut at the age of 17 and is the one of the few players ever to have played for the same club in every tier of English football. League Two to the Premier League. Sean also played for Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Bolton and Bristol City. He was Capped 12 times for England U’21’s and had one call up to the England senior squad. Sean is a mentor to all of Colossal’s players. Having experienced every level of the game he is well positioned to advise players and families alike to get the most out of the players on and off the pitch.
Elvis Hammond, Consultant
Elvis began his professional career with Fulham after progressing through their academy ranks. After a number of loan spells, Elvis was signed by Leicester City in 2005. Born in Ghana, Elvis made his debut for the county of his birth against Mexico in 2006 in a pre-World Cup friendly.
Elvis is an accomplished talent scout and also manages the careers of a number of players ranging from academy level to the Premier League.
Colossal Sports Management have been with me for my entire career. Their personal and focussed approach ensures that we are all working towards the same long term goals.
I have been with Colossal since the very beginning and cannot thank them enough for what they have done for me and my family. They look after everything so I can focus purely on my game.
I have a great partnership with the guys at Colossal. They know me, they understand me and I trust them. There can be a lot of distractions in football but their support and advice means I can focus on what happens on the pitch.