St Davids College

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Ski Team Wins Welsh Schools Championships

Published: 10.10.2022 ( a year ago )

This weekend in Llangranog, the St David’s College Ski Teams were in winnings ways. The boys’ Team A held off stiff competition from schools from all over Wales to be crowned as the Welsh Schools Champions!

The Team consisting of Louis Barclay (yr9), Olivier “Biv” Gilmartin (yr10), and Hudson Lamb (yr8) beat a field of approximately 50 boys in 10 teams to bring the title back to Llandudno for the first time in our school’s history.

The Girls’ team came home with a silver in their competition narrowly missing out on top spot. Mya Ditchfield (yr7), Teagan Girling (yr10), Olivia Bartwicki (yr9), and Agatha Favill (yr9) skied as part of a team with Lucy Duncalf (yr9) skiing as an independent.

The Boys’ Team B made up of Will Greenhalgh (yr10), George Greenhalgh (yr7), and Archie Dunn (yr11) finished 5th overall which is impressive as George only came into the team on Thursday afternoon and it was Will and Archie’s first race of the season.

Olivier “Biv” Gilmartin (yr10) also finished as the fastest non-registered racer with Hudson Lamb (yr8) finishing as third fastest

Headmaster Mr Andrew Russell said “We’re incredibly proud of all our skiers. They’ve worked hard and demonstrated that ‘never give up’ spirit that encapsulates everything we do here at St David’s College.

I'm really thrilled that the Boys’ Team A won the championship for our school for the first time. It’s a tremendous honour for them and something that can never be taken away“

Well done everyone!