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Our Team

Our team are more than just agents

We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships that will extend into the future. We offer an integrated approach to sports and talent management, stretching far beyond your career in the spotlight.

Join the Hemisphere Team

Alex McDonald
Managing Director
Alex is a qualified accountant and brings over 25 years of AFL experience as the Managing Director of Hemisphere AFL. He has the distinction of being the number one AFL draft pick in 1988. After seven seasons at the Hawks, Alex finished his career at Collingwood. Crucially Alex knows what it's like to be a player at the elite level. He's even a member of a select group of families who have had three brothers play over 100 AFL games. His brothers, Anthony and James, both played for Melbourne. Hemisphere's philosophy of maximising on field and off field opportunities is built out of our desire to build lasting relationships with every talent. Combining 18 years of industry experience with his football career, Alex is perfectly equipped to guide talent through the rigours of life in the AFL.
David Trotter
Talent Manager
Being a former top 10 draft pick and having spent 4 years in the AFL system at North Melbourne, Dave has lived the life of a young, elite AFL player. Managing some of the game’s best young players, Dave ensures potential draftees are informed and prepared ahead of the draft. With a degree in exercise and sports science, and factoring in his own personal experiences, Dave is the perfect fit to help players move into the increasingly demanding AFL environment.
Annabel Burge
Talent Manager
Following the completion of her Bachelor of Business and Arts - Sports Management at Victoria University, Annabel launched into her dream career in sports management in 2013. A diehard Hawks fans, her career path was inspired by her passion for building strong working relationships and her enthusiasm and love for sport.
Julian Petracca
Talent Manager
A passionate sports enthusiast with a particular interest in AFL, Julian studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Sports Management) at La Trobe University. Learning valuable experience through internships and part-time work at other leading Player Management Companies, Julian opted to pursue full-time work in a completely different industry in 2014. Being a former Senior Premiership Captain in 2015 for The Mitcham Football Club, Julian has recently moved to The North Ringwood Football Club to challenge himself in Division One of the Eastern Football League. His enthusiasm, caring nature and personal experiences makes him a great resource for our young talent coming through the elite pathway systems.
Tom Seccull
Talent Manager
A talented athlete and lover of sports around the world, Tom has returned home to join the Hemisphere team after previously working in Tax and Advisory in Perth. An associate member of CPA Australia, Tom completed a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance at Deakin University before combining his skillsets with his lifelong passion for the AFL. A trained mentor and volunteer for Ladder, the official charity of the AFL Players’ Association, Tom’s passion lies with developing and working with Hemisphere’s roster of young talent.
Kristian Nikoloski
Endorsements
Kristian completed his Media and Communications degree in Melbourne and Cincinnati before entering the media industry shortly after graduating. Within a year he made the move over to Los Angeles to pursue a career in talent management. Whilst over there he quickly landed a role as an assistant to an endorsement agent and worked with some of America’s A-list talent. Upon his return to Australia he began work with Hemisphere as the talent services and endorsements coordinator.