David is number one artificial skier in the UK

Leo Sydenham.

Leo Sydenham. - Credit: Archant

Avon Ski Club’s David Hatcher is the country’s number one skier on artificial surfaces after winning the British and Welsh masters titles.

AS THE summer racing season draws to an end, Avon Ski Club have registered a number of fantastic results.

After the success of the club nationals in July, where ASC skiers won the Under-10s, (Leo Sydenham), the Under-12s (Callum Black) and overall (David Hatcher), Sydenham and Hatcher have followed this up with recent success at the British Outdoor Championships and the Welsh Championships.

Hatcher won both the British and the Welsh masters age group and the overall titles to prove that he is the country’s number one artificial racer.

Leo Sydenham came second in both the British and the Welsh Championships, and after a summer of travelling all over the country, also claimed second spot in the GBR Race Series sponsored by Oxygene.

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The GBR result is all the more impressive as it is a culmination of six races spread out over the summer, and is the club’s first medal in this series.

Both Hatcher and Sydenham are now off to the Irish Championships to hopefully impress once again and bring the medals home.

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The next event after the Irish Championships is the South West Schools Ski Championships, where a number of local schools will be represented, teams being entered by Priory Academy Trust, and Chew Valley School, with individual entries from a number of local secondary and primary schools, on October 18 at the slope in Gloucester.

With winter season rapidly approaching, ASC will have at least six members competing regularly on snow, with most of them working with the British Ski Academy in Les Houches in France.

Other members will be taking part in the English and the British Championships at half-term and at Easter.

Club training sessions are on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, and with the support of Wesport, the county sports partnership, Avon Ski Club are able to provide introductory training to ski racing for the much reduced rate of £7.50 per session, which includes equipment.

For more information please visit www.avonskiclub.co.uk

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