The ESRG Group recently unveiled a new addition to its investment portfolio, having confirmed an agreement with the full-service sports management agency, Independent Sports Group.
With a business forecast reaching across a full range of sport, Independent Sports Group is initially focussing its strength on managing the needs of sportspeople within the world of rugby. The company offers a full range of services, from financial planning, managing contractual negotiations and commercial rights deals, to media representation and PR. Quality of service and professionalism is guaranteed by maintaining a small and elite client base, ensuring the needs of clients are consistently foremost and consistently fulfilled. Independent Sports Group currently represents: 21 Premiership players, 6 Pro12 players, an England 7s player, and 7 Championship players.
Independent Sports Group was established by former Leicester Tigers rugby player Billy Clark, who transitioned into coaching following early retirement through injury. Having successfully transformed the Gloucester Rugby and London Irish academy programmes he moved into player representation, noting a space in the market for experienced individuals who understand the career progression of professional players, the nature of pitfalls en route to becoming an established player, and a proven track record in guiding young players to premiership and international rugby. The business prides itself on working with young players through their transitional academy years into senior rugby, guaranteeing the right advice, support and playing programmes are in place to ensure they then thrive as senior professional players.
ISG’s most recent success was announced in April, when London Irish winger Joe Cokanasiga was awarded a position in Eddie Jones’ 31-man England squad for the two-test tour to Argentina in June. Cokanasiga, 19, was part of the winning England Under-20s side in the U20 Six Nations Champions, and has scored five tries in eleven appearances for the Exiles this season.
For more information on ISG or Joe Cokanasiga please contact Billy Clark on 07703 5601332