Life long rugby fan kicks her way to Rome in Motorpoint Conversion Challenge

17 November 2019 Press Release

A lifelong rugby fan from Lanark has beaten off competition from hundreds of others to win a trip to see Italy v Scotland next year courtesy of Motorpoint

“I am absolutely over the moon. I actually turn 40 at the start of next year so this is the perfect Birthday present. Thank you Motorpoint!”

39 year old Kereen McDairmant, who works as a Clinical Trials Manager on the outskirts of Glasgow, made the short trip up the M74 to Motorpoint, which is based on Hamilton Road in Mount Vernon, to try her luck in the Motorpoint Conversion Challenge during the Rugby World Cup.

And, Kereen, who until recently regularly helped coach the Lanark Eagles, successfully converted her attempt to earn herself a four day stay in Rome in February worth over £2,500, including tickets to see Italy v Scotland in the Stadio Olimpico in the 6 Nations.

“I am absolutely over the moon,” explained mother of two Kereen. “I actually turn 40 at the start of next year so this is the perfect Birthday present. Thank you Motorpoint!

“I’ve been a big rugby fan from an early age, following the likes of Gavin Hastings, Kenny Logan and Doddie Weir through to today’s stars such as Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell. I support the Glasgow Warriors and try to go and see as many games as possible at Scotstoun as well as Murrayfield for the 6 Nations. But to go to Rome, the ‘Eternal City’ with my husband Ross, who is an equally big rugby fan, will be extra special.”

Motorpoint launched its Conversion Challenge prior to the Rugby World Cup with Scottish rugby star Finn Russell showing off his kicking skills for fans at the company’s branch in Glasgow. Since then hundreds of people have visited the long-established site to emulate the Racing 92 fly half in the Motorpoint branded kicking cage and book themselves on a plane to Italy next year. 

Adam Gilmore, General Manager of Motorpoint Glasgow, added: “I’m thrilled for Kereen and her family and I hope they have a wonderful time in Rome next year watching Italy v Scotland courtesy of Motorpoint.”

Motorpoint, which is located two minutes drive from J3 of the M74, stocks over 500 low mileage, nearly new cars onsite backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise. Launched last year, Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.