Marnie Scoops Top Ten Place at National Ski Champs

Marnie Taylor in action on the ski slopes

A Bridgnorth Endowed student competed against some of the top skiers from schools around the country in a major national competition held in South Derbyshire last Sunday.

Marnie Taylor, from Year 7, represented BES in the U14 girls’ category of the National Schools Snowsports Association Championships and came seventh in a strong field of 26 other girls.

Her love for the sport began with yearly family ski holidays from the age of seven and grew when, three years ago, she and her sister decided to join Midland Ski Club.

The pair now train up to three times a week, either at Ackers Adventure in Birmingham or Swadlincote Snowsports Centre, and receive coaching from MSC coaches, Roger Cromblehome and Josef Feivan.

On top of her weekly training, Marnie also attends training camps with the British Ski Academy, coached by Fraser Buchan, and is hoping to head off to Italy for some Alpine training early next year.

Keen to compete, the 12-year-old takes part in all sorts of events throughout the year, from National Schools League races and winter friendlies to club nationals and even the GBR series.

Proud mum, Gemma, said: “Marnie’s goal is to come within the top five of the competitions she enters next year. In the meantime, she will focus on her training.”

“For anyone looking to get into ski racing, we would definitely recommend it. Not only is it great fun, as you make friends with people from all over the UK, it also helps to develop your resilience, determination and team spirit. The opportunities it offers are endless.”

Some of Marnie’s Skiing Highlights

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