The British Children’s Ski Team have recently returned from two very successful race camps, achieving excellent results
At the first camp in Andorra, a full team of U14 and U16 athletes, many competing internationally for the first time, secured two podiums and six top-10s. While a lack of snow led to the cancellation of the speed events, a full program of tech and team events saw Alice Bond secure gold in the U14 Slalom and George Brown bronze in the U16 slalom. Top 10s for Bond (seventh – U14 GS), Rufus Wontner (seventh and eighth – U14 GS), Brooke Baxter (ninth – U16 SL), Michael McIntosh (ninth – U16 SL) and Quinn Bias-Derry (tenth – U16 GS) saw Britain take third in the overall team category.
The second camp in Folgaria, widely known as the Children’s World Championships, delivered some of Britain’s best ever results, with Zak Carrick-Smith and Freddy Carrick-Smith the standouts with fourth and fifth place in the U16 slalom and ninth and sixth in U16 GS respectively, while Katie Saunders took a brilliant 10th place in GS.
There were terrific results from the U14s contingent too, with eighth and 12th in GS and slalom for Ryan Faber, and a brace of 11th place finishes for Amelia Pietrzak in slalom and GS.
The dual slalom team event saw another top-10 for Britain with an excellent seventh place, while GBR also took seventh place in the overall team event.
Firm congratulations to all athletes, coaches, and team members involved in delivering excellent results, performances, and a demonstration of the depth of Britain’s prowess in Alpine skiing.
Header Image: British Children’s Ski Team in Andorra