September 28th, 2016

England call-up for young alpine star Scott Johns

Updated: 5:51 pm, Jul 08, 2015

A SOLIHULL skier has been selected to represent England after impressing coaches at a recent selection weekend in Manchester.

Scott Johns, 12, from Solihull, will represent the Engand Under-14 Alpine side side.

The talented skier, who trains both with White Mountain Ski Club and overseas, was chosen to attend the selection weekend in Manchester, which involved fitness tests, on-snow skill-based exercises at indoor snow slope Chill Factore and strength & conditioning and nutrition sessions.

Following the weekend his dreams of competing for Great Britain came a step closer to happening after being selected to the English Alpine Ski Squad.

Scott will represent England in dry and indoor slope races across the country, as well as at the English Alpine Ski Championships in Italy next February.

“Our recent selection weekend for the English Alpine Ski Squads was a real success,” said Tim Fawke, chief executive of Snowsport England, who manage the English Alpine Squads.

“The enthusiasm and dedication from our athletes was really impressive and we have got some promising talent in all of our squads.

“We aim to help support all the athletes in their progression as ski racers as much as we can and help them fulfill their dreams of becoming professional skiers.”

For people interested in taking up skiing, they can get involved with Snowsport England’s GO SKI GO BOARD campaign which offers value for money sessions to give skiing or snowboarding a go and then continue to learn the skills of snowsports. You can find your nearest GO SKI GO BOARD session and slope on goskigoboard.org.uk

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