University of Birmingham student Deborah Sneddon has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime to bring the art of archery to a worldwide audience of Disney fans.
Ahead of the release of the new movie ‘Brave’, Disney contacted Archery Great Britain looking for a red-haired Scottish girl to act as a human version of the film’s main character Merida to help promote the picture.
After a long search, Deborah suited the bill perfectly and was filmed with the presenters of Disney’s Movie Surfers show in Scotland, which will go out to a global audience on the film company’s website.
Deborah, who is completing a PhD in Physical Sciences of Imaging in Biomedical Sciences at the University, is a member of Birmingham’s Archery club after taking up the sport five years ago and trains with Paralympic bronze medalist Mel Clarke.
The 23-year-old was delighted to have been handed this amazing chance to showcase her skills, but in shock as to the scale of her audience.
"This is a crazy opportunity,” she said. “My family are over the moon, but a bit shocked.
"I was sitting with some friends moaning about not getting the role when I got the call. They all erupted. They were all so excited."
You can watch Deborah in action via the link on the right.