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Jessica Judd really excited to be a Sky Scholar

Last Updated: 03/09/13 3:24pm

Jessica Judd excited by new Sky role

Jessica Judd excited by new Sky role

Jessica Judd has revealed her excitement at being named in the latest group of Sky Scholars as she joined Sky Sport News on Friday.

Steve Brown and Jessica Judd explain how being a Sky Scholar will help further their potential.

The 800m runner from Essex is delighted to be one of 12 athletes that Sky will help support over the next twelve months.

"Being a Sky Scholar is amazing - I'm just really excited to be a part of it really," she said

"The support we are going to get is going to help us improve even further and that is really exciting in itself."

The middle distance runner hopes being a scholar can help her get over the disappointment she suffered at this month's World Championships.

Judd came into the championships with a ruptured tendon in her calf but explained running in Moscow has whetted her appetite to compete at the highest level.

"It was a really emotional time," she said. "I was really disappointed with the World Championships but it's probably spurred me on to do even better because I know what it's like to be there now - I know where I want to be."

The 2012 World Junior Championship silver medallist was joined in the studio by Team GB rugby captain Steve Brown who was part of the scholar programme last year.

Brown is keen to see how this year's batch progress and explained being a scholar had benefitted him in a number of ways.

"They are a great bunch I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress and seeing how the Sky Scholarship helps them because it helped me ten-fold," Brown said

"I became more confident about myself more confident as an individual.

"The skills I have learnt through the Sky Scholarship scheme have helped me across the board in becoming a better and more confident person."

Brown will be co-hosting Sky Sports show Game Changers on Saturdays at 9 am.