WIM clients named in Scotland and Wales squads for the Autumn tests

Congratulations to WIM Rugby clients named in the Welsh and Scottish squads for the upcoming tests matches which include the resumption of the 2020 6 Nations and a new 8 Nations competition. Newport Dragons stars Leon Brown and Aaron Wainwright are once again called upon by Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac, while highly rated Wasps lock Will Rowlands will look to add to the one cap received in February in the loss to France.

In Scotland, Edinburgh backrower Nick Haining is rewarded for his club form with a call up and will be keen to impress in his first 6 Nations campaign. Glasgow Warriors Hooker George Turner is once again selected and will look to add to his to his 9 caps for his country.

Sam Simmonds wins European Player of the Year

Exeter and England number 8 Sam Simmonds has been rewarded for his outstanding performances in this year’s Champions Cup by winning the prestigious Player of the Year award. Despite being a forward, the 25-year-old is the top try-scorer in the competition, scoring eight in eight appearances, including crucial doubles against La Rochelle and Sale Sharks in Rounds 6 and 4 respectively, plus one in the semi-final success against Toulouse, and of course one in the all-important final vs Racing.

The England international has also won two Heineken Star of the Match awards, against Sale and Toulouse, and is fourth in the list of leading carriers with his tally of 92.

An incredible achievement for Sam that we are all very proud of here at World in Motion!

Job Vacancy: Data Scientist

World in Motion & SRW Sports join forces

World in Motion has made another significant move to further solidify its presence in the rugby market by joining forces with Welsh-based SRW Sports Management. Boasting a player roster with some internationally recognised names in the form of Aaron Wainwright and Elliot Dee, the link with SRW Sports comes just a few months after the acquisition of Phoenix Sports Management. Gavin Rees of SRW commented;

“I’m delighted with the partnership that’s been forged, I believe the brands have very similar cultures and the platform and experience they already have will be of great benefit to the SRW stable of players and I’m really excited about the future working with World in Motion”

The union between SRW and World in Motion gives the latter a solid foothold in all the UK, Irish, French and Italian leagues, and a truly global reach as far as the Southern Hemisphere and Japanese competitions. Andy Evans, the World in Motion Chairman added;

“We are delighted to welcome Gavin and his clients into World in Motion, in what is a fantastic addition to our fast developing Rugby business. This move further strengthens our presence in Welsh sport and Rugby Union in particular.”

World In Motion Foundation – Cycle the 92

WORLD IN MOTION FOUNDATION

CYCLE THE 92

6 May 2020

Adorning the walls of the World in Motion’s head office in London is Bill Shankly’s famous quotation: “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”

Over the past few months, however, the nation has been devastated by a cruel virus, and with deaths mounting daily, even football has temporarily paled in significance as our brave key workers battle to keep us all safe. In support of this, through the World in Motion Foundation, the staff of World in Motion have challenged themselves to ‘Cycle the 92’ – that is, cycling the equivalent of the 2,416 miles that link the 92 professional football clubs that constitute The Premier League and the EFL, while always adhering to strict government guidelines on social distancing and unnecessary travel. The miles will be made up by various staff members and guests riding either on road bikes (in compliance with government guidelines) or static bikes at home. We aim to cycle approximately 300 miles per day, for eight days in order to complete the total 2,416 miles.

 

This epic journey is to be carried out by staff from our various offices in London, Cardiff, Lyon, Stuttgart, Medellin (Colombia), Budapest and beyond. All with the common goal of raising as much money as possible for our chosen good causes; NHS Charities Together, Prostate Cancer UK and Velindre Cancer Centre.

The ride kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 9 May, from our head office in Hammersmith, London. The finish line is at our Cardiff office at 4.50pm on Saturday, 16 May, some 8 days, 2,416 miles and 92 football clubs later! Daily updates and interaction will be posted on our various social media channels.

All at World in Motion would be delighted if you could help in the following ways:

1) Join us for a leg of the journey and cycle along with one of the company clients and special guests that take part. Get involved and raise as much as you can by using our Virgin Money Giving page, which can be found here:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/WorldinMotionFoundation

 

2) Any cycling and non-cycling donations over £10 will be entered into our prize draw. This information can be found on our website.

 

3) Spread the word and support us via your social media links. Our pages are:

Instagram:       @WorldInMotionAgency

Twitter:             @WorldInMotion_

Facebook:        @WorldInMotionOfficial

All donations, however small, are gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Statement from World in Motion Chairman Andy Evans⁣

In the light of the ongoing crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we support and welcome the announcements made today by the Board of the Premier League offering significant financial support to the NHS and equally the wider communities affected by this disaster. ⁣

Further discussions will no doubt take place in the coming days regarding salary deferrals amongst our clients, across not only professional football (Men and Women) but also in Rugby Union and Cricket, and our agents shall be constructive participants in those talks. ⁣

Moreover, in our own attempts to assist the NHS in such demanding times, and their brave and hardworking staff in particular, we can confirm that we have:⁣

a) made a significant cash contribution from the World in Motion Foundation to the NHS⁣
b) offered the nearby Charing Cross Hospital full access to and use of our Head Office premises in Fulham, and⁣
c) a donation of PPE has been made available to nurses and carers⁣ ⁣
Finally, may I take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to all our clients, staff, partners and supporters and to the sporting public at large.⁣

Yours in Sport,⁣

Andy Evans⁣

Support the NHS & Stay Home

Chris Atkins Joins World In Motion

World in Motion are delighted to announce that Chris Atkins is becoming a part of our football team.  Chris joins us from RWMG Sports Management where he has been working across the Asia-Pacific region concluding deals in Japan, China and Thailand.

Chris has developed a significant presence in women’s football, representing over thirty clients across several countries including Spain, France, Sweden, Portugal and China. Clients have played Champions League football for clubs such as Benfica, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, while nine clients played at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Chris’ roster also included 2018 AFC Women’s Footballer of the Year Wang Shuang and 2018 CAF African Women’s Footballer of the Year Thembi Kgatlana.  Chris will take on a role of developing both men’s and women’s football in Asia whilst growing his client base in women’s football globally.