ESSKIA Finals and British Schools Skiing Open Qualifier

Tuesday 14 November 2017

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, Abbot’s Hill took part in the English Schools Ski Association (ESSKIA) finals and the British Schools Open Qualifying Race at the dry ski slope at the Norfolk Snowsports Centre in Norwich.

The teams on Saturday were:

Under 12 – Poppy, Jemima C, Angelina and Cassandre

Under 14 – Rosie C, Charlotte G, Harriet P andIsobel S

Under 19 – Helena, Sasha, Olivia McG and Daisy T

Our Under 12 team came 8th in their age category.

Our Under 14 team came 4th in their age category, narrowly missing a podium position and with Harriet P winning the Best Unregistered U14 Girl.

Our Under 19 team came 7th in their age category which was a great achievement, considering that we had a very young team competing in some cases against teams with Sixth Form pupils.

On the Sunday, it was the British Schools Open Qualifier. We had two teams entered and they were:

Open A Team – Helena, Harriet P, Issie and Ina

Open B Team – Rosie C, Sasha, Olivia McG and Isobel S

Both teams skied very well and have now qualified for the finals in Pontypool, South Wales on Sunday 19 November. Good luck!

By Helena (Year 11), Ski Captain