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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Prieto Signs for Top Hungarian Club

GREAT Britain right winger Seb Prieto has signed up to play for top Hungarian club Kesckemet for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old from London has moved in search of more regular competitive handball as he works towards helping GB through the qualification stages of the 2012 European Championships.

Top-scorer with six goals in GB’s opening game of the 2011 World Championships in Finland earlier this year, Prieto said: “It was a perfect opportunity to move to a club where I was going to get game time, because with my old club in Denmark, Holstebro, although the training and club was great I needed game experience.

“I will be able to get game time here in Kesckemet. There are only six games left this season, but hopefully it will be worth it.”

GB Head Coach Dragan Djukic coaches domestic handball in Hungary, so when he heard about the opening at Kesckemet he helped Prieto move swiftly to secure the spot in one of the top leagues in Europe.

Lorraine Brown, British Handball’s Performance Director, added: “His move to Kecskemet in Hungary is a great opportunity for the remaining three months of the season and allows him to gain some top class experience before our spring preparations for the 2012 European Qualification tournament.”

Prieto and the rest of the GB men’s squad will come to London next month for a two-game series, and then in May will travel to Galicia for a four-team tournament.

Then after trials and tests back in the UK, the team will prepare for the five-day Euro 2012 qualification tournament at Crystal Palace against Cyprus, Estonia and Bulgaria.

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