Anthony William Van Der Wielen

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Anthony William Van Der Wielen
Born (1973-05-02) May 2, 1973 (age 49)
Fremantle, Western Australia

Anthony Van Der Wielen is an Australian-based Real estate agent and Sports star agent accredited with the AFL (Australian Football League).[1] He is also currently Vice President of the South Fremantle Football Club, Managing Director of Empire Sports Management, Principal of Empire Property Solutions and FPS Commercial Property.[2]


Van Der Wielen was Born and raised in Fremantle, Western Australia. He attended Phoenix Primary School between 1979 - 1985, St Brendan's College 1986 -1987 and Hamilton Senior High School 1988 -1989. After leaving school at the age of 16 he later went on to obtain a Diploma of Real Estate in 2005 from West Coast Property Training.[3]


Sports Star Agent

Van Der Wielen founded Empire Sports Managements in 2004, a company that Manages a number of AFL players, professional boxers, international cricketers and associated sponsorships, contracts, and events. In 2008, he joined the South Fremantle Football Club's board of directors. He was appointed as a Commissioner in 2016 and served as the government of Western Australia's commissioner for combat sports for a term of 2 years. He has held an AFLPA agent accreditation for approximately 18 years.[4] Van Der Wielen currently represents AFL players including Tim Kelly,[5][6] Shai Bolton, Marlion Pickett, Matthew Parker,[7] Quinton Narkle, Hugh Dixon, and many others. Over the years he has represented many high profile sports stars and players including household names such as: Jeffrey Farmer, Andrew Embley, Glen Jakovich, Paul Hasleby, Ashley Sampi, Antoni Grover and Adam Hunter.[8]

​Real estate Agent

Van Der Wielen founded Empire Property Solutions in 2003. In 2012, he purchased a commercial real estate company known as Fremantle Property Services now known as FPS Commercial Property.[9]


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  2. "Agent reveals why Tigers pounced on a 27yo with a troubled past". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  3. "Tim Kelly's Manager Explains Why He Wants To Go To West Coast Ahead Of Fremantle". Triple M. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  4. "AFL 2019: Tim Kelly's manager meets with Geelong officials". Fox Sports. 30 April 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  5. "Fremantle was never in the mix for Tim Kelly: Van Der Wielen". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  6. "Tim Kelly's manager doesn't charge him a cent". The West Australian. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  7. "Agent reveals why Tigers pounced on a 27yo with a troubled past". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  8. "Young Pie signs, top-10 Blue waits, what will Swans get for George?". Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  9. Herald, Your (13 October 2017). "Row over depot deal". Fremantle Herald Interactive. Retrieved 27 September 2022.