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.

 

JOB VACANCY: DATA SCIENTIST

About World in Motion:

World in Motion are one of the few truly global sports management companies. In our 20-year history, we have completed over 1,000 contract/transfer negotiations, and work with football clubs all over the world – with direct contacts and clients including international footballers, managers, directors of football, scouts, analysts, and goalkeeper coaches. Whilst the majority of our business is in football, we also work in a range of other sports including rugby union, cricket and boxing.

World in Motion have worked hard to build an excellent reputation within the agency industry for our professionalism and forward-thinking approach. In 2016, we established an ‘analytics’ division to cement our status at the intellectual cutting edge of football agency and recruitment. The work serves an internal function to add an objective lens to player identification and marketing, along with an external function in the form of consultancy packages for clubs and players.

Role tasks: (including, not limited to)

  • Data analysis & metric development
  • Writing programmes to manipulate and blend various data sources
  • Maintaining & cleaning datasets
  • Report writing
  • Data collection
  • Responsibility & creative freedom to produce original cutting-edge analysis & insight

 

Essential Attributes:

Technical:

  • Strong experience coding in R and using the Shiny package (applicants who code in Python will also be considered)
  • BSc/BA with a quantitative focus, or evidence of equivalent aptitude
  • Very comfortable handling data and performing various statistical and machine-learning analyses
  • Ability to accurately interpret data, and concisely communicate in writing and verbally the findings to people with varying levels of expertise
  • Keen eye for visualising data
  • Experience using version control
  • Understand the advantages and limitations of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving

Interest in Sport:

  • Passionate interest in and knowledge of sports (particularly football, rugby, cricket)
  • Encyclopaedic knowledge of players, and a good understanding of tactical philosophies

Personality:

  • Personable, will thrive in a relaxed and flexible professional environment
  • Creative, innovative and independent self-starter
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Able to work efficiently, with attention to detail, to tight deadlines, whilst balancing a varied task list
  • Able to keep information confidential

 

Desired Experience/Attributes:

  • Quantitative analysis in a professional environment
  • Quantitative analysis of sport (professionally/in a blog format/etc.)
  • Experience working within a professional football club
  • Experience/interest in rugby and cricket analysis

 

Remuneration:

£25-30,000 per annum (dependent upon experience and qualifications) + commission

 

Location:

Hammersmith, London

 

Application:

Send an e-mail titled ‘Data Scientist Role’ to awylie@worldinmotion.com including:

  • 1- page cover letter, inclusive of earliest start date
  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Example of 1-page analysis of a player/team in football, including separate link or file containing code to perform analysis

 

Closing Date:

Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 12:00 GMT

 

Job Starting Date:

As soon as possible

World in Motion Newsletter – November 2019

World in Motion have released the very first edition of our new quarterly newsletter! The newsletter contains news, features and events from across the business; communicating the ever-increasing growth of the company, as well as highlighting the main achievements from our amazing roster of sporting talent.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition of the newsletter and please look out for the next instalment.

World in Motion acquires Phoenix Sports Management

World in Motion have acquired rugby agency Phoenix Sports Management in a deal that will see the former industry leading firm become a major force once again within rugby in the northern hemisphere. World in Motion have acted on behalf of the likes of Brian O’Driscoll, Tom Croft, Leigh Halfpenny, Courtney Lawes, Dean Richards, Geordan Murphy, Ashton Hewitt, Dan Biggar, Warren Gatland and many more. With the acquisition, World in Motion plans to attract some of the world’s top players and coaches and build on Phoenix’s already strong presence in the rugby market.

World in Motion was established in 1997 by chairman Andy Evans and now runs offices out of London, Cardiff, throughout Europe and North and South America. World in Motion CEO Charles Mountifield has a strong background in rugby, having represented many international players and coaches and who was the first Chairman of the Association of Rugby Agents. There is an in- house statistics department as well as a strong commercial offering as part of the company’s multi-sport agency that includes a client base spanning football, cricket, boxing, golf and rugby. Commenting on the deal, Andy Evans said ‘We have had a long-standing relationship with Phoenix and are delighted to be able to formalise our relationship and build the World in Motion brand with the acquisition of a reputable and successful business.’

Phoenix Managing Director, Tom Fowler, has built the business up to becoming a major force in Europe. Commenting on joining forces with World in Motion, Tom said ‘We are very excited to be joining forces with World In Motion and looking forward to being part of a dynamic, multidiscipline sports management company. World in Motion’s commercial offering and global reach will open doors for our clients and we will keep striving to offer the professionalism and boutique service that we are renowned for.’

World in Motion Foundation pledges support to Nantymoel RFC Juniors

World in Motion, through its charitable arm, the World in Motion Foundation, are delighted to pledge their support to the Nantymoel RFC Junior sections for two rugby seasons from September 2019.

Nantymoel R.F.C. was founded in 1885 / 86 and celebrated its 125th season in 2010 / 2011. The club was formed by men who came to the Ogmore Valley to work in the mines. During this time, it was known as the Nantymoel White Stars, a name it kept for several years. The club has endured many ups and downs over the years and will compete in WRU National League 3 West Central A in the 2019/20 season. For a small club, a good number of its players have gained Welsh representative honours at age group level, with one full Wales international having previously played for the club, prop Boyo James in the late 1960’s. 

In recent years, the club has found itself in increasingly challenging times and the offer of support from the London based sport management agency who also have offices in Cardiff and throughout Europe came at just the right time. The reasoning behind this connection comes as a result of the Chairman and owner of World in Motion, Andy Evans, whose father and grandparents were born and raised on Station Road in Nantymoel. As a result, after spending many happy times visiting Nantymoel and the Ogmore Valley, he consequently has a strong affinity with the area and has always wanted to one day be able to assist the local rugby club in a positive way.

Having been established for more than twenty years,  World in Motion has built a reputation as one of the leading multi-sports management agencies in the country and has represented some if the biggest names in rugby over the years.  Andy was only too happy to help his old town club by pledging an investment in the youth section of the club.  Evans said, ‘I’m delighted to be able to help the club through the youth sections now some 40 years after coming back to visit my grandparents regularly in the school holidays and I hope that with our help we can get the club thriving again.’

The support will come in the form of kit and equipment supply for both the newly formed U7 and U11 sections as well as help towards other playing related costs and coaching. A small rugby festival is also in the planning to really galvanise youth rugby in the village again, with the possibility of one or two rugby personalities showing up over the course of the seasons to offer some help and advice to the children of the club. Nantymoel RFC Chairman Adrian Trowbridge said ‘We are delighted to be associated with World in Motion and greatly appreciate the interest in the club shown by Andy and his team. Their support of grass roots rugby is most welcome and is aligned with our ethos of encouraging the involvement of young people and developing rugby across all age groups.

WORLD IN MOTION joins the soccer aid for Unicef great big kickabout

Use the bar to select a donation amount


Thank you very much

Through the World in Motion Foundation, staff at World in Motion are grabbing a ball and getting together for a Great Big Kickabout to raise vital funds for Soccer Aid for Unicef on 14 June.

Andy Evans, World in Motion Chairman, will be leading the World in Motion team on behalf of Soccer Aid and said: “As a result of the unfortunate passing of Adam, a former member of staff, we set up the World in Motion Foundation with a view to contributing to worthwhile causes and the Kickabout provides a wonderful opportunity for all at World in Motion to do something fun whilst raising funds for Unicef.”

Donations, which will be passed on to Soccer Aid, can be made through the World in Motion Foundation page on the World in Motion website or directly through this link: https://www.worldinmotion.com/foundation/

World in Motion seals loan deal for Martin Hinteregger

Deal number two of transfer deadline day!

Austrian International, Martin Hinteregger has signed with Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until the end of the season.

The the 26-year old previously played for RB Salzburg before making his switch to the German Bundesliga, where he has played for the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach & FC Augsburg.