Published: 28/01/2013 11:25

Snow-loving sisters to race for elite ski team

Written byBY JAMES BRINDLE

A SCHOOL ski team made up of three sisters is celebrating after they heard the news they are set for an exciting opportunity to further their skills in the winter sport.

Abbotsholme School’s ski team have been selected to race for an elite team in Val Thorens under the supervision of the director of racing and former world cup racer Timothee Theaux.

The Brown sisters – Nine-year-old Elektra, eleven-year-old Jemima, and Isobel, aged 13, joined Abbotsholme School, based in countryside on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border near Rocester, in September last year.

The school encourages outdoor activity through its OED programme and also takes delight in the additional hobbies and talents of its pupils, especially at the growing talents of the Brown girls at skiing.

The sisters, who live in Denstone, have been given this opportunity following a great few weeks of skiing.

Jemima obtained Bronze in the skier cross, Elektra won Silver, and Isobel won all gold medals – beating the boys in the process.

The girls will be competing in the British Alpine Championships in Meribel and the Three Valleys Enduro, the largest ski race in the world, over Easter, with their next competition in Val Thorens and the Aiglon College Cup in March.

Isobel was the first of the girls to take up skiing when she went on a family holiday to the French Alps when she was just three.

Her two sisters followed in her ski tracks and all took to the slopes as soon as they could walk.

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