ISM signs snooker star Shaun Murphy
Article posted: 21 July 2016
I believe ISM’s extensive knowledge of sports management and range of contacts will be a massive ‘plus’ for me.
Shaun Murphy is delighted to become the first snooker star to sign with global sports management company ISM.
Murphy, 33, is one of just 10 players in the history of the sport to have won snooker’s ‘Triple Crown’ – the World Championship, UK Championship and The Masters.
Now the World No.3, he has also notched up a series of victories, including six ranking wins, across the world, including the Grand Prix earlier this year.
Shaun, a single-figure handicap golfer, is very much looking forward to becoming part of a stable that boasts 2016 Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, Masters champion Danny Willett and a host of top names from other sports.
Murphy said: “I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity of working together with ISM. Within five minutes of sitting down to chat with the company’s founder Chubby Chandler I was really keen for us to team up. Chubby’s passion for sport, not least snooker, really impressed me.
“I believe ISM’s extensive knowledge of sports management and range of contacts will be a massive ‘plus’ for me. I’m also hoping he can fix me up with the odd nice game of golf or two in the future!”
Shaun has worked extensively over the last six years with Rushmer PR and this will continue with ISM’S first association with snooker. Chandler and Tony Rushmer go back more than 15 years to the time when Tony was a golf journalist.
ISM Chief Executive Officer Chandler said: “It’s really exciting to be involved in a new sport and to start with one of the very best.
“Shaun’s record speaks for itself. He’s also a great guy and we can’t wait to start working with him.”