Ellie Jackson’s Ski Success
Congratulations to Kinver High Sixth Former, Ellie Jackson, who has just returned from a tiring but successful 2 weeks ski training and racing.
She started 2019, with 2 week’s race training in France, prior to Grand Slalom and slalom races in Champery and Villars in Switzerland.
Following a short return to normality at home, she flew out to Austria two weeks later for further training; some sessions starting at 7am, to practice SuperG before the slopes opened to the public. She then headed to Italy and France, competing in a further six international races.
Ellie is in the first year of being able to compete internationally, but is already achieving some credible results. In Italy, competing in the final slalom race based on her year of birth, Ellie was the fastest GB girl and 4th fastest across all the nations.
Racing in France, last weekend, Ellie delivered some storming runs, reducing her seed points considerably, so that she has maintained her top 3 GB ranking for her year of birth.
Mr Taylor, Kinver High Head Teacher, said: “We are delighted to be supporting her dreams. Ellie continues to train hard, is building a fantastic international group of friends, whilst still working hard to maintain her expected A-level grades. Well done Ellie!”