Two ski teams from St Swithun’s School, Winchester competed in the annual British Schoolgirls’ Races in Flaine, France, at the end of January. 52 teams took part from schools across the UK and competitors included top skiers from the GB and Irish national teams.
Coco Vulliamy Taylor L5 won a gold medal in her individual under 14 category and was awarded the coveted Club des Sport de Flaine cup for the second year running – an outstanding achievement. Competitors each race four times, performing two giant slalom runs and two slalom runs, with the combined score from all four runs counting towards the final placings.
Coco Vulliamy Taylor
St Swithun’s A team won a well-deserved bronze medal beating some of the top teams from rival schools Downe House, St Mary’s Calne and Sherborne Girls. Team members Coco Vulliamy Taylor, Alexandra Baylis U5 and Hannah Cole L5 were delighted with their performance in the face of such tough competition.
The St Swithun’s B team also skied strongly and achieved 5th place in the B team competition, beating rival teams from Cheltenham Ladies, St Mary’s Calne and St Marys Ascot. The team consisted of Georgina Baylis L5, Natalie Harrison L5, and Emma Harrison M5. Natalie Harrison recorded a personal best time in slalom which placed her 6th in the under 14 category.