water skiers picked for Team GB at world championships
young water-skiers from Burnham-On-Sea have been selected to represent
Team GB at the World Waterski Racing Championships next year.
and Lauren Bird will travel to America next summer to compete in
the 2017 championships in Seattle.
17, is a student at Weston College while Lauren, 14, is a pupil
at Highbridge's King Alfred School and is an active Sea Cadet.
sisters from Burnham-On-Sea, who ski for Weston Super Mare Watersports
Club, are the first sisters to be selected at the same time for
Team GB's waterski racing team.
are both excited to be asked and their plans are already being put
together for boats and crews and training both on and off the water
in preparation for the event," said their proud father and
has many years experience of racing, both skiing and coaching,
and has represented GB at both European and world level.
is currently the European junior champion and came second in ladies
in the British National Championships, skiing out of her age range
to qualify for team selection.
came second in Eurokid B in European Championships and won the Europe
cup series this year. In the British Championships, she stepped
up from Britkids to juniors part way through the season to be considered
for team selection.
will be hoping to build on their successes so far and do the team
proud at the world championships.
of their success so far would have been possible without the help
of boat owners/drivers: Ash Murray, Steve Benny, Rob Jenkins, Wolfram
Kittl, Frederick Bastin, Guy Manchett, Dave Ellis. Sponsors have
also played a major part of the girls achievements this year: 1610
King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge; British Waterski General
Lascelle Grant; Sedgemoor District Council; PKL Group Limited; Somer
Joinery; A.N.D. Automotive and Marine Service; Station Auto Bodies;
The Ladies Who; Boat Buddy; My Protein.