National ski success for College

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Princethorpe College and Crackley Hall skiers began the new term by being presented with special awards by the Foundation Head Ed Hester.

In recognition of the teams’ excellent accomplishments the Junior Squad from Crackley Hall School and Senior Squads from Princethorpe College were awarded a trophy and silver platter.

The senior Boys’ team, who have remained unbeaten this season, have enjoyed magnificent regional and national success during 2010.

The team comprising: Jack Rigby, Ollie Eaton, Ed Brotherton, Nick Phelps and Sam Doherty are the current holders of four trophies.

They are the ESSKIA British Open Champions 2010, the U16 English National Champions 2010, West Midlands Champions 2010 and the Birmingham and South Midlands Champions 2010.

Princethorpe College Girls Skiing Squad has enjoyed recent 8th and 6th placings in the 2010 British and English Girls Open Championships.Team members Sophia Phelps, Robyn Doherty, Izzy Snead and Freya Eaton all continue to make great strides in the sport.

The Head paid tribute to the six members of the College who have been selected for the English Schools Ski Squad 2011; Ollie and Freya Eaton, Nick and Sophia Phelps, Jack Rigby and Sam Doherty.

Mr Hester said: “Over the past few years boys and girls from both Princethorpe and our junior school, Crackley Hall, have won an impressive array of ski titles and tournaments and we have been delighted by their successes.

For our boys to win the British Open Championships this year is a truly remarkable achievement and we are very proud of them.

The success of all the teams has reflected the skill, hard work and dedication to the sport and I would like to thank their parents for their continued support.’

Crackley Hall pupils Tom and Sam Warne, Jemima and Phoebe Henderson, Jordan Rigby (front row) with Princethorpe College students: Ollie and Freya Eaton, Sophia and Nick Phelps, Sam and Robyn Doherty,Ed Brotherton, Izzy Snead, Aoife McLeod, Ella Bromley and Freddie Fergusson.