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Skiing: Cameron gains permanent spot on Dragons team after Welsh Championships

Skiing: Cameron gains permanent spot on Dragons team after Welsh Championships

An aspiring Preparatory School skier performed well at a prestigious national competition.

Cameron Pye, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, formed part of the Dragons Ski Team that competed at the Welsh Championships, which took place in Champéry, Switzerland.

After a successful week training with the squad prior to the competition, he has now been invited to join the highly talented contingent on a permanent basis to further enhance his outstanding recent development.

This will give Cameron the opportunity to test his skills against the best young skiers in the country at the British Championships in Tignes, France.

Cameron’s performed superbly at the Champéry showcase, securing a brilliant time in his debut Grand Slalom race from a mountain start, which saw five of the 29 competing unable to post a time.

Weather conditions meant the second stage of the competition was cancelled due to safety reasons, which gave Cameron and the rest of the squad an opportunity to take part in some alternative skiing and testing jumps.

Unfortunately the second day saw Cameron crash out during both runs during an extremely difficult 28-gate course, which saw only 23 successfully navigating.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Cameron’s invitation into the Dragons team on a permanent basis is a testament to how hard he has worked on his skiing in recent months, and experiences such as the Welsh Championships have done wonders for his overall development.

“Working with talented coaches within the team is only going to improve him further, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is immensely proud of his ongoing efforts.”

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