VAFA Partners with Sports Lawyer

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The VAFA is excited to announce a new partnership with Sports Lawyer, a boutique law firm that provides legal representation for clients and organisations within the sporting industry. The three-year deal will run until the end of the 2025 VAFA season.

Sports Lawyer has over 20 years of experience and provides those in the sporting industry with prompt, accessible and personal legal services.

Sports Lawyer Principal Paul Horvath has told the VAFA community that “Sports Lawyer is delighted to be partnering with the VAFA for the next three years.  We have a strong interest in community sport, but also have deep and broad experience in professional and national areas of sport, as well as strong employment law credentials.

Off the back of positive steps taken by VAFA on its governance in 2022, we think the VAFA is well placed to continue its leadership in football in many aspects such as inclusion, women’s football, and excellence in its product, despite the challenges COVID created for sporting bodies.  We look forward to working with the VAFA and all Member Clubs, wherever possible.”

VAFA CEO Jason Reddick commented on the partnership that “the sporting landscape often requires us to seek expert professional services and by partnering with Paul and his team at Sports Lawyer, we have secured an essential legal resource to continually safeguard the interests of the VAFA and our stakeholders. Sports Lawyer are well renowned in our industry, have been invaluable in their services to the VAFA to date, and we appreciate their continued support.”

About Sports Lawyer:

Sports Lawyer is a boutique sports law firm that provides legal advice and representation to clients within the sporting industry and for any other sports related matters. Sports Lawyer also branches into various other fields such as employment law through Paul Horvath Solicitor. They pride themselves on providing prompt, accessible, and personal services for our clients.  They have received many awards including the Paul Trisley ANZSLA Award for excellence in publication of a sports law paper. Work they have carried out has included disciplinary tribunal work (including seeking injunctive relief before the courts where necessary); reviewing or drawing up constitutions of sporting organisations; advising on all aspects of anti-doping laws for commercial events or for individual clients; advising on employment contracts from an employer or employee perspective; and representing clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  With over 20 years of experience and practice they have taken on not only national cases but also international challenges within the sporting industry.