Crickhowell High Girls squad achieved the unthinkable on Saturday and won the British Schools Ski Championships, becoming the first Welsh team to win for many years. The best school teams in Britain are invited to these championships, following qualification through regional and then National Championships, and, outside Wales, these schools are mainly heavily resourced private and public schools The squad, captained by Saskia Henry-Davies (year 11), includes Maisie Williams (year 10), Evie-Mae Phillips (year 9) and Erin and Manon Higgins (year 10). It’s been a great 12 months for Crickhowell skiers, with the squad winning the Welsh School Championships for the second time, with Saskia, Erin and Manon being invited to join the Welsh Ski Team and Erin becoming British Under 16 dry slope champion. The two relative newcomers, Evie-Mae and Maisie continue to train and develop well and have been an important part of the team’s success.
Remarkably, Erin who won individual bronze medal yesterday across all age groups, was competing only 3 and a half weeks after being helicoptered off the mountain and into emergency surgery following a nasty ski accident in Austria.
We are very grateful to you for allowing the twins to undertake remote schooling for 5 weeks this year to undertake training on snow, which is allowing them to develop their skiing further and which will have contributed to this amazing win. I have to say that I never thought that Crickhowell High School would be able to win the British Schools Championships!