Judd Trump Speaks up on the running of Snooker

Snooker professional player Judd Trump has continued to speak up about the running of Snooker. He has continued his request for readjustments in the running of running of Snooker in other to attract young and wider audience. He stated that many tournaments on the calendar are run by people in their late 50’s or 60’s who don’t know how to appeal to the younger generation.

Metro Sports reported that the world number three has regularly spoken out about dress code, commentary and general promotion of the sports, wanting it to bring in younger fans and a new batch of upcoming players.

In the interview Trump granted ITV, cited at Metro Sports website, he stated his opinion.

‘It’s been up and down [this season], I feel like in snooker terms, maybe it’s affecting me more with what’s going on. I don’t feel like the tour has really improved over the last two years,’ Trump told ITV.

‘Maybe I’m getting a bit too involved and maybe I get a bit too down with where the game’s heading. Maybe I just need to concentrate a bit more on the tournament that’s upcoming.’

Trump is playing at the Champion of Champions this week, an event promoted by Matchroom, whose events he feels are a bit more vibrant than those run by World Snooker Tour.

‘I feel that snooker can be a lot bigger than it is and things aren’t progressing the way I think that they should,’ he said. ‘Certain tournaments I turn up and get excited by and the Champion of Champions is always one of them.

‘I just feel that there’s no one around my age involved at the top of the game or behind the scenes that has seen what I’ve seen and know how to progress and appeal to the younger generation.

‘I feel that a lot of the people at the top of the game are all the same age, late 50s, 60s, and don’t know how to appeal to the younger generation.

‘Champion of Champions and the Matchroom events are run by a younger crowd and appeal to be a bit more. That’s why I feel more at home in their events.’

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