Andy Murray Signs Young Talent to Management Agency
Andy Murray has today announced that he has signed three upcoming, young athletes to his management agency, 77 Sports Management.
20 year old British sprinters, Shannon and Cheriece Hylton join 17 year old Glaswegian tennis player, Aidan McHugh, in choosing to work with Murray and his team, who will manage all areas of their careers on and off the field of play. Murray hopes to act as a mentor to all three, using his experience to help guide their decisions.
Andy said: “When you start out on a career in sport, it’s not easy for athletes or their families to make the right decisions or find the right people to trust. Growing up I made decisions that, with experience, I might not have made now. The three athletes we are working with are all bright, hard-working athletes, who are doing plenty of things right, but if I can offer them some advice along the way, then great. I’m looking forward to building a stable of talent across a variety of different sports, and with my team of advisors, helping them be the best they can be.”
Twin sisters, Shannon and Cheriece Hylton, are already beginning to break through at the top level. Shannon, who is a 200m sprinter, recently competed in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, narrowly missing out on the semi-finals. She was crowned British Champion at the British Team Trials in 2017, with a lifetime personal best of 22.94. Cheriece Hylton, who runs in the 200m and 400m, has been selected to compete in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia. She also won silver at the European Junior Championships in Sweden in 2015.
Aidan McHugh is the current British junior number two. He has six junior titles and made his debut at the Wimbledon Boys Championships this year, getting through to the third round, after defeating the sixth seed, Marko Miladinovic in three sets. McHugh has been training on court with both Andy Murray and Jamie Murray.
Murray formed 77 Sports Management in 2016 with two of his business partners, Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies.
Speaking on behalf of 77 Sports Management, Co-Founder Matt Gentry said:
“Andy gives us a unique insight into the world of an athlete and we believe that this will really help us support Shannon, Cheriece and Aidan in a way few other agencies can. We hope to sign up more talent, across a number of sports, offering them bespoke management advice.“
77 Sports Management Co-Founder, Gawain Davies added:
“Matt and I have worked at some of the biggest agencies in sport, so this experience, combined with Andy’s insight gives us a great platform to make the right decisions for our athletes. Central to our philosophy is putting the athlete and their performance first.“