Former Great Britain international Brian McDermott
Former Great Britain international Brian McDermott

Ashville College hosts Former Great Britain international Brian McDermott speaking début – free event open to the public

Date(s) - 9 November 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Ashville College


A Harrogate School is helping one of the best-known names in rugby league kick start his motivational speaking career.

Former Great Britain international Brian McDermott will be taking to the stage at Ashville College on the evening of Friday, 9 November 2018, for his debut performance, which is free to attend.

During the “An evening with….” Mr McDermott will talk about his distinguished career, playing as a forward for Great Britain and at club level for teams including the Bradford Bulls, where he helped the club win a succession of Super League Grand Finals and Challenge Cup titles.

He will also delve into his experience in the managerial world, which began with his position as an assistant at Huddersfield Giants and Harlequins Rugby League, before joining Leeds Rhinos as head coach in 2010. Under his leadership the Leeds club won four Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and a World Club Challenge in eight seasons.



Ashville College Headmaster Richard Marshall said:

It’s fantastic that Brian has chosen to launch his motivational speaking career here at Ashville College.

He is someone who has reached the very pinnacle of their sport. We are very much looking forward to hearing about his sporting career, how he got there and what he did to achieve success as both a player and a manager.

Whilst the event is open to everyone, I know it will prove very popular with our sport scholars and those looking at a career in the world of sport.


Tickets for the free event, which takes place at Ashville College at 6pm on Friday, 9 November 2018, are available by clicking here



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