Ama Agbeze, the captain of England’s Commonwealth Games-winning netball team, has signed with thinkBeyond Talent.
The agency specialises in working with athletes that are conscious of their role in society and use their platform for social change. It will support Agbeze with her commercial and media partnerships, speaking, appearances, profile development, communications and CSR advisory.
Agbeze joins former England and Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh on thinkBeyond Talent’s athlete roster, which also includes former Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson, Paralympic great Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, boxer Carl Frampton, Olympic hockey gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh and Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood.
England’s win at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia was the country’s first ever victory at a major netball tournament. England will host the Netball World Cup this summer but Agbeze, 36, has been ruled out through injury.
Commenting on her thinkBeyond Talent partnership, Agbeze said: “I spoke to a number of different agencies, but I chose thinkBeyond Talent because they share my passion for equality and using my platform to promote female participation in sport and the continued growth of netball.
“As we celebrate the success of the Commonwealth Games last year and look forward to England’s campaign at the home World Cup this summer, it’s my hope that we continue to inspire more young girls to take up sport and to help bring the joy of netball to a wider audience.”
Lisa Markey, thinkBeyond Talent Executive Director, added: “Netball is the biggest female participation sport in the UK and England’s amazing gold medal performance at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year has given it the spotlight it deserves. As captain of that team, Ama is one of our country’s finest sports people and a leader we are proud to be working with at such an important time for women’s sport.”