Law firm helps fund lacrosse star’s USA trip

Adam Jordan with Irwin Mitchell partner David Urpeth.

Adam Jordan with Irwin Mitchell partner David Urpeth.

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A Sheffield teenage lacrosse star is set to test his mettle against the best in the world.

Adam Jordan, aged 16, has been selected to join top British players on a trip to Philadelphia, USA. He will play for the Knights Elite Lacrosse Squad in the Gait Cup after impressing at the World Championships last summer.

He said :“To be chosen to play for the Knight’s Elite Lacrosse Squad is a dream come true. I can’t wait to go to Philadelphia to test my skills in one of the most high-calibre and gruelling tournaments in the world.”

Adam, from Crookes, has been playing lacrosse since he was eight-years-old. He represented the England U17s Academy at the World Championships last summer. and is also part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme.

Adam will travel to Philadelphia on the June 25 thanks to securing funding from city law firm Irwin Mitchell.

He said: “To go out and play in these tournaments costs so much, especially when you have to travel to another country, so I really can’t thank Irwin Mitchell enough for their donation.”

A six-of-the-best performance from Jordan highlighted Sheffield Steelers Under-18s goal blitz in their friendly against the American School in Switzerland.

The young Abbeydale side eased their way to a 15-0 win over TASIS (London). Ben Stringer, James Rosario and Dan Ievers all plundered doubles and Will Hardy, George Dale and Guy Borrowdale were the other marksmen.