STRATFORD’S Lucy Sainsbury is one of five Kingsley School skiers flying out to Switzerland to take part in the Aiglon College Cup on Thursday.
The two-day event will put the young skiers, who were recently nominated as School Team of the Year at the Coventry and Warwickshire Sports Awards, to the test in a range of giant slalom and slalom events in an alpine environment.
Sainsbury will be joined by fellow year nine pupils Lorenza Chapman, Cecilia Goldwin, Emma Lawton and Hannah Dennison.
Alan Edwards, Kingsley School’s ski team manager, said: “I am very proud of the girls’ achievements in their flourishing careers.
“The Kingsley ski squad has already established itself as the top school ski squad in the Midlands on dry ski slopes and I feel that the time has come for them to start competing in an alpine environment.”
Dennison and Lawton have just recently returned from the prestigious English Schools’ training camp in Geilo, Norway after being hand-picked by ESSKIA Chief Selector Niall Whitmore amongst much older skiers, and are keen to put their new skills to the test.
The ski squad is grateful for the financial support provided by Lawton Tubes and Midland Group Training Services, both based in Coventry, as well as from The Kingsley School.