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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane for GB Pivot McDermott

GREAT Britain handball star Chris McDermott has been picked to receive a bursary from the Jaguar Academy of Sport, and recently attended a presentation day and celebration of the next generation of top British sporting talent.

McDermott, from the Wirral, was one of 35 athletes from several sports to attend the day at the glamorous Hurlingham Club in Fulham, where he was presented with his bursary from the Jaguar Academy of Sport before getting to tour the venue and try out several top of the range Jaguars for size as part of a major luxury and supercar show.

A key part of the Great Britain handball team which is aiming to compete at the 2012 Olympics in London, McDermott’s bursary award will help him chase his dream of reaching the games.

The 21-year-old pivot, whose previous clubs include Essen in the German Bundesliga, recently signed a four-year contract to play in Slovenia.

“It’s great to have this support from Jaguar,” said McDermott. “It was a great day and really good to meet so many other sportsmen and women, and some sporting heroes too.

“It was an amazing day, and I got to sit in some fantastic cars - including a Bond car!”

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