girls to represent Team GB at Euro Waterski Championships
Burnham-On-Sea girls have been picked to represent Team GB in
the European Waterski Racing Championships later this month.
and Lauren Bird will be in action from 19-27th July in Vichy and
Eguzon in France.
duo will be competing in an action-packed four races over the
nine days, which during the current hot weather that France is
experiencing will be gruelling.
is the first time that the sisters have been picked for the GB
team and is quite an achievement since they have only been waterskiing
for a year,
15, will be skiing in the Eurokids B category, which is 14-16
year olds, with Team 121 alongside a crew of Dave Ellis and Colin
Harris from Cardiff.
Lauren, 12, will be skiing in Eurokids A for 12- 14 year olds,
with Team 55 which will be crewed by driver Alfredo Alongi and
her father Steve Bird.
are both looking for a podium place at the least, but are aiming
high for first place in their respective categories," said
the European Cup races in Essex, Geel and Viersel in Belgium and
Ybbs, Austria, they have both got first place in the whole series."
have also already done amazingly well this year by getting podium
places in all their British races and have gained first place
in the championships already, with two more races left to go."
says she is hoping that, if all goes acording to plan, she will
move up to the juniors in the final two British races to try and
secure a place in the British Team for the World Waterski Racing
Championships which will be held in New Zealand next year.
father Steve is also crewing for three of the teams that Great
Britain is sending to the European Championships - number 1 in
formula 2 Dave Sewell and current number 3 lady Marisa Alongi
and current number 1 in formula 3, Ashley Cooper.