A long established travel company which offers ski holidays to the French Alps has pledged its support to two young Olympic hopefuls.
Ski Olympic, established almost a quarter of a century ago in Doncaster, will offer sponsorship to two South Yorkshire teenagers who are aiming high with their skiing ambitions.
Millie Wilkinson, 13, from Dronfield and Mason Flannery, 13, from Doncaster both have their sights set on competing in forthcoming Olympics and currently train together at locations across the North of England.
“We are delighted to offer these two talented teenagers the opportunity to train more and access even more opportunities to allow them to maximise their potential and fulfil their dreams,” said Jarrod Osborne Director Ski Olympic. “Our support, in addition to that of their families, will help them to focus on their ultimate goals and hopefully become professional sports people in the future.”
Millie currently specialises in Slopestyle and is ranked 2nd in her age group. Meanwhile Mason, who has been skiing since he was five also competes in the same discipline and has recently competed in the British Championships at Chill Factor in Manchester.
“We’ve become good training partners and encourage each other to push the boundaries making sure we keep improving all the time,” commented Millie. “Sponsorship is really important to us as it helps us to get the best out of all that is on offer to make us even better.”
Mason concluded, “We’ve enjoyed some fantastic training sessions at SnoZone Castleford and at the Halifax Ski Centre and can now make the most of all the opportunities that come our way thanks to the support of Jarrod and his team.”
Two edits from the last couple of weeks. I’ve had a busy time on the slopes here in the north of England, it’s been really enjoyable.
The first one was from the Friday night freestyle session at Xscape in Castleford, it was a really good session and a great park!
The next one is from the British Freeski Camp at Halifax. It was the first dry slope I’ve ever skied on and it was really good! I was practicing my 360 and was happy to get it by the end of the day!
Thanks to Matt and Aaron from Xscape and Becky and Joe from British Freeski Camps for their coaching and support, a second big shout out to Becky for the fab video footage.
My first run I did a 180 over the spine, sideward over the up down box, 180 over the kicker and finished it with a front 270 out of the box! That scored me 18 points. My second run I did a switch 180 over the spine, sidewards over the up down box, 180 over the spine and sidewards over the box. That scored me 19 points and luckily I was able to stay on my feet. The scariest part was my last run as I was the last person to go so everyone was watching me!
My edit from Courchevel’s Family Park and Meribel’s Area 43