Snooker stars seek to reinvent sport's image

on September 22, 2008 by Administrator

Despite the best efforts of talented, charismatic and entertaining individuals such as Ronnie O’Sullivan and the late Paul Hunter, snooker remains a sport tainted with an unfairly boring reputation. Many young people perceive snooker as a game for older people and overlook it, preferring to indulge in a spot of American or English pool.

However, the launch of World Snooker’s ‘Hotshots’ scheme aims to change this attitude, by showing that there are still plenty entertaining personalities, to whom young people can relate, playing the game. At the official launch, Daniel Wells, the first player to be presented with the Paul Hunter Scholarship, spoke about his ambition to encourage

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