DEAL: Trevor Twamley from Sport Endorse discusses sport sponsorship opportunities with Jordan Lee via Zoom.

EXCLUSIVE

By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Paralympic hopeful Jordan Lee has received the backing of sports sponsorship and management agency Sport Endorse.

The move will allow Lee to concentrate fully on preparations for his attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

Dublin-based Sport Endorse, which was co-founded by Tralee man Trevor Twamley, will take charge of commercial opportunities ahead of Tokyo and beyond.

The company will introduce him to potential sponsors, essential product suppliers and other commercial opportunities within the professional international sport sector.

Lee, and his coach Tomas Griffin, continue to prepare for the Summer Olympics at the newly opened Killarney Valley Athletic Club Arena on New Road.

While they prepare for potential selection on the Irish Paralympic Team, Sport Endorse through its sponsorship and brand partnership programmes, will ensure he won’t have to worry about financial issues.

“Jordan is great, I really think he is going to do very well and if he doesn’t medal at Tokyo he will certainly medal at the next Olympics in Paris,” Twamley told the Killarney Advertiser.

Sport Endorse has over 500 elite athletes on its books including former Kerry football star Kieran Donaghy and Irish soccer star John Egan, son of Kerry GAA legend, the late John Sr.

The company recently secured a €45m sponsorship deal with Team Qhubeka ASSOS, the first-ever professional cycling team from Africa that will enter world-class cycling events like the Tour de France.