Sports Law

Our sports law practice combines commercial, intellectual property and administrative law expertise with experience on the field to deliver practical, insightful support to players, clubs and businesses involved in the sporting industry.

The team at Vardon Lawyers has acted for clients in various sports including football, soccer, rugby, basketball, softball and e-sports with experience in sporting organisations at board level. We have arbitrated Sports SA disputes.

The team’s key strengths are:

  • Assistance with drafting and negotiating sponsorship and endorsement agreements
  • Club governance and restructuring
  • Stadium and sports facility contracting
  • Brand licencing including apparel contracts
  • E-sports league franchising and licensing
  • Trade Mark portfolio management and intellectual property advice
  • Contract management and advice
  • Disputes, including representation in mediations, arbitrations and courts
  • Behaviour management and disciplinary issues
  • Drafting policies, rules and regulations


We have worked with local, national and international clients, from South Australian suburban clubs to the Adelaide Stadium Management Authority, Port Adelaide and Collingwood Football Clubs, Basketball SA, Montpellier HSC, and the England and Wales Cricket Board.


We have a dedicated email address – Or feel free to call us on +61 8 8311 9000, and you will be directed to a member of our talented team.