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Mr John Morris

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Mr
John Morris
Born1979/10/08
Solihull
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏫 EducationLeeds Metropolitan University
💼 Occupation
📆 Years active  2010 - Present
❤️ Partner(s)Lisa
🥚 TwitterTwitter=
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John Morris - V9 Academy.
John Morris and Jamie Vardy signing his new Leicester City contract.
Key Sports Management.
Wasserman.
John Morris (left) Jamie Vardy (middle) Lee Tucker (right) - Rochester New York FC.

John Morris (Sports/Football Agent) Wikipedia[edit]

Nathan Ake and the Wasserman team - signing Manchester City contract.
John Morris and Graham Potter - BHAFC.
John Morris and Brendan Rodgers - LCFC.

John Morris (8th October 1979) is a UK based Football Agent whose clients include Jamie Vardy, Joe Gomez, Harvey Barnes, Nathan Ake, Tyrone Mings, Ben Brereton Diaz, Luke Thomas, Hamza Choudhury to name a few. Morris also represents coaches Brendan Rodgers, Graham Potter and David Wagner.

Biography[edit]

John Morris was one of the owners of Key Sports Management alongside colleagues Warwick Horton, Steve Denos and Tom Soden. Key Sports Management was acquired by global sports marketing and athlete representation agency Wasserman in March 2020 in a multi-million pound transaction. [1]

Jamie Vardy[edit]

Morris discovered Premier League Champion Jamie Vardy whilst he was working as a carbon fibre factory technician and playing Non-league football [1] [2] He stated that Vardy would "play for England" when he was playing for FC Halifax Town [3] [4]

Morris’ role in Vardy’s rise from Non-League Football is referenced in Vardy’s autobiography ‘From Nowhere - My Story’. This will also be reflected in a Movie biopic on Vardy’s life which is in pre-production. It is being written by Oscar Nominated writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson and produced by Academy Award winning producers Bedlam Productions (The Kings Speech) [2] and Knightsbridge Films. Morris’ life and career rise is expected to be depicted in the movie alongside Vardy.

V9 Academy[edit]

Alongside Vardy, Morris co-founded the V9 academy which was set up to give non-league players the opportunity to follow in Vardy’s footsteps into the professional game. The academy has seen 20 players in 2 seasons earn professional contracts. The first season of V9 was documented by Sky One and Sky Sports as a 6 part doc-series called the ‘The Next Jamie Vardy’ which followed the journey of the V9 hopefuls from Non-league to the professional game. The most recent and arguably the biggest success story of V9 is Sam McCallum [3] who joined Norwich City in January 2020 for a reported fee of £3,500,000 from Coventry City after breaking into the Coventry team and making a total of 35 appearances and scoring 3 goals over 2 seasons with the Sky Blues.[18][19][20][21]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDrTzPNktBk SamMcallum Sky Sports 30 min doc.

Key Sports Management[edit]

Key Sports represented over 90 clients, notable clients include the likes of Jamie Vardy, Nathan Ake, Tyrone Mings, Harvey Barnes, Theo Walcott, Joe Gomez, Sam Vokes, , Phil Jones, Matty James, Andy King, Izzy Brown, Joe Lolley, Dael Fry, Scott Carson, Martyn Waghorn, Ben Brereton, Bailey Peacock Farrell, Adam Forshaw, Vito Mannone, Callum Robinson, Andreas Weimann, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Sam Surridge, Sepp van den Berg, Jerdy Schouten and Jeroen Zoet.

Wasserman[edit]

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman also operates in Carlsbad, Doha, Dubai, London, Miami, The Netherlands, New York, Portland, Raleigh, São Paulo, Singapore and Toronto.

Notable Wasserman Clients: Russel Westbrook, Mark Cavendish, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson, Megan Rapinoe, Connor McDavid, Giancarlo Stanton, Rickie Fowler, Chris Eubank Jr., Alex Morgan, Ed Sheeran, Drake, John Legend, Pharrell, Billie Eilish, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, David Guetta, Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland, Cameron Champ, Katie Ledecky, Billy Vunipola and Mako Vunipola.

Notable Global Football Clients: Virgil van Dijk, Federico Valverde, John Stones, Clément Lenglet, Aymeric Laporte, Houssem Aouar, Raphaël Guerreiro, Giovanni Reyna, Weston McKennie, Declan Rice, Harvey Barnes, Nathan Ake, Tyrone Mings, Joe Gomez, Jamie Vardy, Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley, Leander Dendoncker, Álex Grimaldo, Noa Lang and Yerry Mina.

Rochester New York FC[edit]

Morris was instrumental in the formation of Rochester New York FC [4] a club co-owned by his client Jamie Vardy. They were formerly known as the Rochester Rhinos, who are an American professional soccer team based in Rochester, New York, United States. The Rochester Rhinos originally formed in 1996, have not competed at any level for four years, but they have won the national championships four times and are the only non-MLS team to have won the US Open Cup in 1999.

A big part of Morris’ & Vardy's plan is to try to recreate some of the success they managed with V9 Academy [5] [6] in England, which gave a second chance to non-League players who Vardy felt were good enough to play in professional football.

The rebirth of the Rochester New York FC is subject to a doc-series called ‘Rhinos Reboot’ which is being produced by multi-award winning Love Productions [7] who are best known for the critically acclaimed ‘Bake Off’.

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/love-productions-jamie-vardy-rhino-reboot-1235003866/

Personal Life[edit]

Morris married wife Lisa in 2008 and they have 2 Children, Isla (Born 2011) and Bradley (Born 2012)

References/Notes and references[edit]

  1. "Vardy gets discovered". Mail Online.
  2. "Chasing Jamie Vardy". BBC Sport.
  3. "Paul Peschisolido: I thought Jamie Vardy was too expensive at £25,000". The Sun.
  4. "Jamie Vardy deal turned down by Leipzig, says Ralf Rangnick". The Sun.

Further reading[edit]

Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story

External links[edit]

Key Sports Management

V9 Academy

https://www.teamwass.com/

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11948446/exclusive-jamie-vardy-joe-gomez-and-tyrone-mings-among-premier-league-stars-to-switch-agents-after-takeover

References[edit]

John Morris Football Agent[edit]


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