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about us

At BOOM Sports Management & Media, our ethos is centred on absolute best outcomes for our clients in their professional and personal careers. We take an active interest in all aspects of our client’s lives, guaranteeing a service provision well beyond simply garnering optimum financial outcomes.

Our platform of understanding and appreciating the outright demands of elite athletes is based on a collective 40+ years experience as players, coaching staff and administrators in Australia’s National Rugby League, the European Super League and Australian V8 Supercars.

The cornerstone of the BOOM Sports Management style is built upon ensuring every individual is provided the necessary tools to reach their full potential. In the process we endeavour to create confident individuals, savvy corporate ambassadors and above all else upstanding members of society.

For some of our younger clients, the transition from amateur competitor to professional athlete can be rife with complications. At BOOM Sports Management we package complementary lifestyle programs to assist and guide individuals.


MEET THE TEAM

Andrew dunemann

Andrew Dunemann

Andrew Dunemann maintains the distinction of being the youngest ever recipient of a Dally M rugby league medal, securing the honour as a 16 year-old with National finalists, Harristown State High School (Toowoomba) in the 1992 Commonwealth Bank Cup. What followed was an 18-year career as a player and coach, starting out with the Gold Coast Seagulls before turning out with the North Queensland Cowboys, and enjoying a short stint with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. In 2000, Andrew’s talents were sought out by the Halifax club in the English Super League where he spent the next two seasons, before being traded to Leeds where he enjoyed championship success in 2004 and was a member of the winning World Club Challenge side of 2005. The Rhinos also featured in the 2003 and 2005 Challenge Cup Finals and were runners-up in the UK Super League Final (2005). Andrew’s return to Australia in 2007 saw his inaugural season with the Canberra Raiders cut short through injury, the then 31 year-old ultimately retiring from the game having amassed 275 career games. Andrew spent the remainder of the season in an assistant coaching role with the Raiders before returning to North Queensland to oversee the fortunes of the Northern Pride club in the Queensland Cup, where he elevated the NRL-feeder side to grand finalists within two years. The following two years were spent as Assistant Coach of the Newcastle Knights NRL squad, before returning to the Raiders to direct the fortunes of the club’s National Youth Competition (under 20’s) squad. The Canberra outfit won through to the Grand Final during Andrew’s first year at the helm and he was subsequently elevated to Assistant Coach of the NRL squad and named Interim Head Coach before the end of the 2013 season. Having competed as a professional athlete since the age of 16, Andrew understands the pressures that come from being a part of such an environment. His passion is to see athletes reach their full potential and along the way become contributing members of society.

“I feel with my real-life experiences at the coal face of elite International sport, coupled with a passion to guide and assist individuals, will allow me to contribute and help athletes reach their full potential under the direction of BOOM Sports Management & Media. Throughout every individual’s journey I look forward to being there as a personal confidant offering advice and support where possible.”

 

john kaarsberg

John Kaarsberg

John Kaarsberg is one of Australia’s most knowledgeable public relations professionals having fulfilled numerous media and communications roles throughout a 20-year career. John started out as a regional sports editor in Toowoomba, spending two years with the Queensland Government (Queensland Police Service/Department of Communities), before overseeing a comprehensive motorsports and corporate events portfolio, including V8 Supercar teams, plus major sporting events headlined by the Gold Coast Indy, Gold Coast Marathon, Bathurst 1000, Sandown 500, Queensland Surf Lifesaving Championships and drag racing’s Winternationals. John also managed national and international PR campaigns on behalf of Gold Coast Tourism, with a particular emphasis on sports tourism. John’s specialties are the creation of pro-active media opportunities, corporate communications, issues management and general copy development. Across the past two decades John has developed a vast network of contacts within the leisure and corporate travel sector, sports and events, mainstream media, plus all levels of government throughout Australia and further abroad. John’s passion for sports is undeniable having competed as a member of a World Cup winning Australian tertiary rugby league side, named the University of Southern Queensland’s Sportstar of the year and spending three seasons in the Queensland Cup rugby league competition.

 

Patrick Macy

Patrick Macy

Patmac Media facilitates all design and branding elements as a consultant for BOOM Sports Management & Media under the direction of its founder Patrick Macy. Patrick has an outstanding National portfolio across major sports and events, athletes and celebrities, plus comprehensive involvement in the tourism and corporate sectors. Past clients include ATP player Bernard Tomic, V8 Supercar drivers Russell Ingall and Marcos Ambrose, NBL teams, screen director Baz Luhrman and Australian model Gabrielle Richens. Services provided by Patmac Media include website design and maintenance, digital media, logo design, media kit creation, marketing, illustration and character design. 

Patrick also has a background in tennis, having competed and coached.