Watson will Serve as an Ambassador for Statoil’s ‘Heroes of Tomorrow’
IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today that rising British tennis star and IMG client, Heather Watson, has signed an agreement with Statoil, a leading international energy company to be a ambassador for the brand and its “Heroes of Tomorrow” program.
Watson will represent Statoil around the world and wear the brand’s logo during tournaments. Through the “Heroes of Tomorrow” initiative, Statoil supports talented young people in sport, culture and education. The support of Watson and the development of Heroes of Tomorrow will form part of a wider venture into sports sponsorship for Statoil in the UK.
John Knight, Statoil’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, said “Statoil are proud to sponsor a talented young sportswoman like Heather who is just at the beginning of an exciting career. We hope that our support can play a small part in her future success and that other youngsters will be inspired by her hard work and commitment.”
“This sport has given me so much. Partnering with Statoil to support Heroes of Tomorrow, will allow me the opportunity to help other children get involved, learn to play tennis and gain some great life experiences,” said Watson.
Watson, 19, is managed by IMG Worldwide, for exclusive worldwide commercial representation. She developed her game at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida where she began training at the age of twelve.
Heather Watson is one of the tennis world’s most promising young talents. Watson first asserted her presence on the court by winning the prestigious Jr. U.S. Open in dominant fashion in 2009. She became the first British female junior in history to win in New York and just the second British player to claim the junior title (Andy Murray, 2004). Watson has since set her focus on climbing in the WTA Tour professional ranks and in just her second full year on the WTA Tour (2011), she became the youngest player in the top 100, the second highest ranked British female and just one of three teens to finish the year ranked inside the top 100.