McCafferty targets quarter-final spot

29 May 2012 / 16:44

Great Britain's women's handball captain Lynn McCafferty has set a target of a quarter-final place at the Olympics ahead of Wednesday's draw.

McCafferty, who gave up her everyday life to pursue her Olympic dream six years ago, is a member of a side that was only put together with the purpose of competing at London.

However, under the guidance of Danish coach Jesper Holmris, GB have made remarkable progress, recently beating African champions Angola and running former world champions Russia very close.

The draw for this summer's Games will be made at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre before the women take the court to face Montenegro in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

"It's going to be tough for us. The teams that have qualified are absolutely world class," said McCafferty.

"Of course we didn't expect anything less, but now we have seen the names of the teams that will be there, it is crazy.

"I am 100 per cent sure that we will go there and play every game with our heart and soul and do as much as we can to compete and see what happens.

"As long as we can compete with the teams in the defence then we can counter attack and score some easy goals.

"We still have a quarter-final target for the Games regardless of what group we are in. We still have enough time to prepare for the teams that we will face."