Of All

First of All is an athlete management agency that is focused on realising the wishes and ambitions of the athlete. This forms the foundation of our collaboration with our athletes and guides everything we do. Based on this personal approach and on the strength of the athlete, we make lasting connections with companies. Together, we create successful partnerships in which quality comes first and the details really matter.


Founder of First of All, Derek Schippers has been intensively supporting his sister, the world champion track and field athlete Dafne Schippers, for many years. During this time, he has got to know the world of top-class sport from the inside out. Derek: “I see so many opportunities to help athletes at a high level and believe that the connection with business can be more focussed and more valuable for all-round. I think it’s important to ensure that athletes can keep enjoying their sport, and for that I support them in making the right choices outside their immediate sports environment. So that they are able to deliver the best performance for themselves and for the sponsoring partners.”


Are you a First of All athlete? The First of All athletes are characterised by their endless ambition to be the best in the world. They put themselves, their sport and their country on the map. In their sport they are stubborn, confident and the boss in their own world. Outside of it, they're down to earth, accessible and authentic. They make their own choices and aren’t afraid to go off the beaten track.

Is First of All fit what you need? First of All supports you in making choices that suit you. We also ensure that ancillary matters are well managed and meet the highest quality standards. From financial management, to legal assistance; from building your personal brand, to the search for suitable partnerships, whereby your individual needs and wishes always come first.

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Are you a First of All partner?  First of All partners recognise themselves in the profile of the athletes. They are sport-minded, go against the usual flow and have high ambitions. They use the energy, connections and exceptional achievements around the sport to accelerate their own ambitions.

Is First of All the right fit for your business? With our athletes and the power of sport, we are committed to achieving business goals. Together, we look at where missions overlap, and work proactively on a suitable brand connection. For example, we can help you to reach younger or other specific target groups. We go for greater product or service awareness and work hard to strengthen positive and healthy connections. This can be in the form of a modular approach and per athlete, depending entirely on your company’s needs, or in the form of a connection with all of the First of All athletes.

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