About Us

MVP Sports Australia Pty Ltd was established in Feb 2006 and prior to this date existed as MVP Sports Consultants (est. in Sept. 2002).

About MVP

MVP Sports Australia Pty Ltd is a sports management company that specialises in the provision of professional services to elite level athletes.

MVP also provides consultancy and management services for sporting projects and / or organisations.

MVP's range of services and projects are outlined throughout this web site and include player management, the Adelaide Basketball Academy, "Talking Hoops" radio program and more.

Paul Bell

Paul BellAs the founder of MVP Sport Consultants in late 2002, Paul has an extensive background in the sport of basketball.

Paul has competed as a player and as a Coach throughout the local club system over the last 22 years (15 year playing career at ABA level) and also has experience in the State and South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) framework having represented SA as a player on three occasions and also as an Assistant Coach on three occasions.

Through the various projects of MVP, Paul also has a strong background in media, general management, sales and marketing and knowledge of the NBL and key contacts within due to the Player Management division of the business.

Tertiary qualified with Bachelor of Arts (Psych) and Bachelor of Management (Labour Relations / HR) degrees, Paul's background prior to establishing MVP, consisted of various positions in the Recruitment and HR industry where he developed his sales and business development skills, networking abilities and entrepreneurial flair.

Brad Ames
US Partner - Priority Sports

Brad Ames

Brad Ames has been with Priority Sports for the past six years. In his role as Priority Sports' Director of Basketball Operations, Brad is an NBPA-certified player-agent and is involved in all aspects of client representation, specializing in NBA salary and contract research and preparing clients for the NBA draft. While researching statistics and promoting clients to NBA teams during contract years and free agency, he maintains contact with all NBA teams throughout the year to find the best fits for players in summer leagues and training camps, as well as continuously positioning clients for the upcoming draft. In addition, Brad deals with all domestic minor leagues, from which Priority Sports have had the most NBA "call-ups" of any agency.

Brad graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. He resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Paul Vandenbergh

Paul Vandenburgh

Paul has had an illustrious sporting career, having starred with the Woodville Warriors and Central District Lions in the Australian Basketball Association.

He is believed to be the first Aboriginal player to play 300 games in the SA State league and was a championship winner with Woodville in 2000 and the ABA Best Defensive Player in 2005.

Paul also played with Canberra Cannons in the National Basketball League for the 2000-01 season and was a member of the Melbourne Tigers Development Squad in 1998-99.

Throughout his sporting career, Paul has also studied and worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and has an abundance of experience in communication, consultation and liaison roles. Paul has also worked to encourage young people to participate in local sport and identify with positive role models.

Paul has developed an impressive network of contacts from within the sporting and business communities and has a keen interest in all sports, in particular basketball, football and cricket.

This passion, along with Paul's ability to communicate with a large and diverse range of people make him an invaluable contributor to MVP Sports Australia.