GB handball team vow to bow out in style

05 August 2012 / 13:36

Great Britain men's handball side will bring the curtain down on their Olympic experience on Monday when they face Beijing silver medallists Iceland at the Copper Box.

Although they have not been able to advance to the knock-out stages of the competition, the side has more than played their part in introducing handball to the nation.

The atmosphere and support inside the impressive Copper Box from a passionate home crowd has been unwavering and ensured that London 2012 has been an experience to remember.

Pivot Chris McDermott is relishing one final hurrah. He said: "Hopefully we can bring together all of the experience we have got over the last four games and really try and concentrate on our performance.

"We have really got to enjoy our last game now because it will be a while before we are back on this sort of stage, so we have to enjoy it and hopefully we can do well.

"The crowd have been amazing all week and when they are so amazing it gives you extra energy and hopefully we can produce something for them."

One player who had a day to remember in the reverse against the Tunisia on Saturday was right-winger Sebastian Edgar, who threw in five goals to top Team GB's scorers list.

At just 21 years old, Edgar is the youngest player in the squad and is enjoying a steep learning curve, but believes he could not be at a better place.

"It has been a bit stressful," he said. "I am only 21, I am the youngest in the team, but I have got on with it. Handball is my sport, I have always loved and I will play it all my life.

"It's the best place to learn in the world and the experience will only help me in the future. Iceland is our last game of the tournament, it's the last time we are going to be here in our home Olympics and we are going to give everything. Everyone will enjoy it."