Chris Ashton and the Tomkins brothers join James Grant
Thursday 22nd Sep 2011
James Grant is delighted to announce that England and Northampton Saints Rugby Union wing Chris Ashton (pictured) is the latest player to join the company’s elite rugby management division.
As part of the arrangement, Andy Clarke – who currently represents Ashton and the Tomkins brothers – will join James Grant in a consultancy role to the rugby division with immediate effect.
Commenting, Mick McGuire, James Grant Sports (UK) MD said; “We are delighted to be linking up with Chris, Sam and Joel and forging a close partnership with Andy Clarke, who is one of the most respected League and Union agents in the UK. The addition of these three players, who are without doubt among the most talented in the country, reflects the quality of our growing rugby management business.”
Andy Clarke said; “Linking up with James Grant in this way is a great move for me and more importantly for Chris, Sam and Joel. James Grant’s expertise in talent management across sport, media and entertainment is unparalleled and I believe we now have in place an exceptionally comprehensive team to manage the players’ careers both on and off the field.”
Chris Ashton commented; “I have known the people at James Grant for some time and I’m well aware of their pedigree in athlete representation. The notion of Andy working in partnership with James Grant makes perfect sense to me and I look forward to the obvious benefits both will bring to my career.”