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GB SCHOOLGIRL RACES BACK IN FLAINE
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Over 150 girls from schools across the UK will compete in Flaine next January. They take part in two days of racing as part of the 58th British Schoolgirls' Races. NEW

The event features students from over 35 schools and will welcome girls of all levels of ski racing - from those relatively new to racing, to some of Great Britain's rising ski stars.

Historically the British Schoolgirls' Races have proved to be a breeding ground for young British talent.

4-time Olympian, Chemmy Alcott, and Paralympic sight guide, Charlotte Evans, are previous competitors.

The event also plays a vital role in giving aspiring female racers the chance to be part of well-organised on-snow races.

This is important for growing confidence and giving the young racers valuable competitive experience.

British schoolgirls races - photo c/o  Yoan MarotBritish schoolgirls races - photo c/o Yoan Marot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event is open to all UK schools and has racers from a range of age groups, including under 14s, under 16s and under 18s.

All age groups compete in GS and Slalom races, and there is also the chance for schools to go head to head in Parallel Slalom - the most exciting race of the two days.

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"We have had a bumper number of schools and students entering this year's British Schoolgirls Races, which is testament of how much fun the event is and what a good chance it is for young ski racers to get some experience of racing on-snow," said British Schoolgirls' Races organiser Anne Taylor.

"We are looking forward to returning to Flaine and we also owe a huge thank-you to all our partners and supporters who help make the event happen," she added.

As well as prizes for all races and age categories, there is also a bumper draw with prizes from all the British Schoolgirls' Races sponsors. 

The 2017 British Schoolgirls' Races will be supported by several partners  including PlanetSKI partner, MPI Brokers.

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