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Culford School Skier Tom Picked for GB Team

Published Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:11:04 PM

Culford School pupil, Tom Hudson, 14, has had an excellent start to the alpine season. His string of great race finishes and wins means that Tom, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, has been selected to represent Great Britain in March.

This week, British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in the United Kingdom, invited Tom to join the U14 Boys' Team to race for Great Britain at an international competition in Abetone, Italy in March. This invitation is testament to Tom's fantastic skiing this season.

At the start of January, Tom came first in the Slalom for the Anglo Scottish Cup in Les Houches, near Chamonix, France. He was also 9th and 10th in the Giant Slalom races and 4th in both of the Super G races. This was a great achievement, as he was competing against the U14 Team GB skiers and many racers who train on snow, whereas Tom trains on an artificial slope in Norwich.

Tom next competed in his first international race. He was one of six U14s selected from the British Ski Academy to race against 90 U14s drawn from Italy, Sweden and France. Tom acquitted himself well in the Giant Slalom finishing mid-field amongst the other BSA boys. However, in the Slalom he excelled, finishing 10th overall and ahead of all the other team GB skiers.

Culford School Headmaster, Julian Johnson-Munday said, 'We hope that Tom continues with his tremendous skiing success for the rest of the season; we are naturally very proud of his achievements'.

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