Gillis Schifcofske Sports Management (GS Sports Management) is a Sports Management company unmatched by its rivals. Together, directors Steve Gillis and Clinton Schifcofske boast over 35 years of experience in professional sport.
After forging a career for 16 years in both rugby league and rugby union, Clinton Schifcofske knows better than most what an athlete requires in terms of good management.
Steve Gillis, having launched his career in 1993 after being a successful sports journalist, understands the industry inside out. Together they provide a combination of knowledge and experience that every young professional sportsperson needs to be successful.
Today, GS Sports Management boasts the most boutique sports management agency in Australia, guiding a host of players – young and old – to success. The company also has a strong hand in rugby union in Australia and overseas and has been extremely successful in placing players in the rich Japanese Rugby market. GS Sports even has a Japanese translator on board to ensure all its dealings are done with a minimum of fuss.
GS Sports Management represents many of the game’s up and coming stars with many excelling at State and National Schoolboy level. GS Sports prides itself with working closely with a player’s immediate family. Together we all share the highs and lows that sport provides.
All of GS Sports clients are given access to professional guidance from our accounting, legal and financial advisors. We are also keen to ensure all our players prepare well for life after footy and are given all the support required to ensure this important transition in life evolves smoothly and efficiently.
It’s exciting, it’s professional and it’s why you can’t go wrong when you link with the company.
Steve Gillis has been involved in rugby league at the highest level for over 30 years. After completing high school, Steve joined News Limited where he completed a four year journalism cadetship and mastered in sports reporting. It was during this time that he built the platform for a successful transition into sports management. During his 13 years with Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror newspaper, Steve got to know pretty much everyone involved with the game – coaches, players, chief executives….. the lot.
He built firm friendships with many of the game’s leading stars – some of whom have since endorsed Steve as the manager of their own children. Steve has a keen interest in managing rugby union players building a talented stable of Super 15s and International representatives. He works closely with all five Australian franchises and has a strong relationship with ARU and RUPA officials.
Clinton Schifcofske has been been a professional first Grade Rugby League/ Union player both in Australia and in the UK for the past 16 years. Recently retired from the profession Clinton has now gone into business with his Manager of 16 years, Steve Gillis. Throughout Clinton’s 16-year career he has played at such clubs as Parramatta Eels & Canberra Raiders before switching codes to play Rugby Union for the QLD Reds & Ulster Rugby in Northern Ireland. Finishing his playing career for the Celtic Crusaders in the UK Super League in Wales.