Faith to compete at World Junior Championships for Great Britain

PUBLISHED: 15:58 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 01 August 2018

Faith Davie.

Faith Davie.


Skier Faith Davie will be representing Great Britain at the World Junior Championships in New Zealand.

Skier Faith Davie, aged 19, is setting off for New Zealand to compete at the World Junior Championships which take place in late August, where she will be representing Great Britain in ski cross.

Ski cross is one of the newest and most exciting ski disciplines, making its first appearance in the Winter Olympics in 2010. It is a fast-paced and dangerous sport involving four competitors racing head-to-head down a track filled with jumps and various features.

Faith grew up in Weston and attended Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, where she completed her GCSEs and then moved on to Weston College to study sports science, psychology and English language and literature.

After successfully completing her A Levels, Faith decided not to go to university and instead started training with British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) last November and since then has had five top 10 finishes in her first season racing at FIS level.

Faith has spent last winter living in the Alps in Les Arcs in order to compete and is currently placed 67th in world rankings for ski cross. She hopes to make an improvement on this with the help of her coaches and teammates, who she has been training with this summer in France and Switzerland.

As well as being selected to represent Great Britain at the World Junior Championships later this month, she is also now a part of team GB’s Europa Cup squad and will be competing in a number of events across Europe this coming winter season.

Faith says that she is excited for what is to come in the future and grateful for all the support shown from her family and friends this far.

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