SKIING: A TRIO of skiers look set to have bright futures on the slopes after being selected to represent England Alpine Ski Squad at their respective age levels.
Freya Eaton, from Stockton, will join up with the Under-21 squad after a series of impressive performances with JR Racing, which is fronted by Jo Ryding, sister of Great Britain’s leading alpine skier, Dave Ryding.
The 17-year-old, who attends Kingsley School in Leamington, is currently studying for her A-levels but will train on-snow as much as possible this winter as she looks to continue her rise up the rankings.
Snowsport England chief executive and British Ski and Snowboard Board director Tim Fawke said: “Freya is one of our athletes who has followed the talent pathway and continues to be part of the England set-up, securing her place on the Under-21 squad.”
Joining Freya in the England ranks is 13-year-old Glesni Catlin, who has been called up to the under-14 England team.
The talented skier, who attends Stratford Girls’ School, is currently trained by Ambition Racing club.
Glesni’s goals for the 2017 season are to be selected for an international race and to finish on the podium at the English Alpine Championships in Bormio in February.
Also selected by the national team is Rebecca Chastney, who will be representing England at Under-16s level.
The 14-year-old from Sibson, on the north Warwickshire border, is currently trained by the British Ski Academy when abroad and also trains with White Mountain Ski Race Club when at home.
Rebecca. who attends Aiglon College in Switzerland, sets out her target in 2017 to maintain her position in the top three British girls.
Fawke added: “All three athletes have both followed the talent pathway from their early years of ski racing and are well on track to achieve their potential.”
To find out more about the England Alpine Squads and more information on how to get into snowsports visit www.snowsportengland.org.uk