Steve Gillis has been involved in rugby league at the highest level for over 35 years.
After completing school at Marcellin College Randwick, Steve joined News Limited where he completed a four year journalism cadetship and mastered in sports reporting.
During Steve’s 13 years with Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror newspapers, 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.
In fact, Steve today represents Curtis Sironen (son of Paul), Jarrod Mullen (son of Steve), Daniel Mortimer (son of Peter) and Liam Coleman (son of Craig) among others. Brett Finch (son of Robert) is also a GS Sports Client.
Fair to say, that many of the game’s former top flight stars consider Steve the perfect mentor for their sons which is an endorsement of the highest order.
In recent times Steve has also taken a keen interest in managing rugby union players and has built up 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.
He has also a great array of contracts around the world.
Steve has also worked with Rugby League Week Magazine and Radio Stations 2UE and 2GB where he was a member of the Continuous Call team for many years.
He has strong contacts with the media – both print and electronic – which is a massive bonus for all his clients as he has the ability to promote and protect them throughout their journey.
Steve kicked off his own business – Steve Gillis Sports Management Pty Ltd – in 1994 and has not looked back.
In 2011 he linked with one of his former clients and close friend Clinton Schifcofske – and launched Gillis Schifcofske Sports Management which is a boutique agency focused on giving sports stars professional advice with a personal touch.
It was during this time that he built the platform for a successful transition into sports management.