Player and management representation and marketing is an extremely important facet of First Wave’s business. "Quality as opposed to quantity" is our byword, as we continue to offer a boutique type service to our clients. Every aspect of career progression is handled with sensitivity and a professional perception that is second to none.
We are supported on an international level via our associate offices in England, Australia, Mexico and western Europe, with accompanying FIFA licensed agents to assist in all aspects of related business. First Wave has always been the "agency of choice" for the discerning player who is looking to enhance his career, on and off the field.
First Wave has arranged training camps and exhibition games for many MLS and international clubs over the last ten years, and continues to offer a superb service in this area. Some of the clubs that have been hosted throughout the US by the First Wave staff are: Everton, Sunderland, Bolton, River Plate, Colo Colo, Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake, Columbus Crew, West Ham, Santos Laguna, Monterrey, and Morelia.
An example of MLS team’s pre-season training and games in Ventura:
In February 2012, First Wave and VC Fusion hosted a pre-season training program for Portland Timbers, one of the newer expansion franchises in MLS, in the sunshine of Ventura, CA. John Spencer, Head Coach of Portland, was quoted as comparing the grass field facilities to those of a perfectly manicured bowling green! "Fantastic surface, wonderful weather, and superb facilities are all helping us get focused in our first year as an MLS team.”
Portland spent 9 days in Ventura, taking advantage of the facilities and support game schedule provided by First Wave, as did San Jose Earthquakes and DC United. Vancouver Whitecaps, another expansion team, experienced the benefits of the Ventura hospitality pre-Christmas.
Portland Timbers Website: http://www.portlandtimbers.com
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