18 November 2019
The team of four girls, Lorenza Chapman (16, from Warwick), Hannah Dennison (15, from Daventry), Emma Lawton (15, from Leamington Spa) and Lucy Sainsbury (15, from Stratford-upon-Avon) were competing against 50 race teams representing England, Scotland and Wales.
The Kingsley squad qualified for the English Championships in October, where they finished in sixth place to receive their position in the British Finals. In the British Final, they finished faster than the five teams who had bettered them in the English Championships, and also defeated the best that Scotland and Wales had to offer.
Individually, Hannah Dennison was crowned individual overall champion after completing the two fastest runs in both rounds, and was awarded the prestigious Boyd-Anderson Trophy as most outstanding female athlete.
Alan Edwards, Ski Team Manager at The Kingsley School, said, “This was the culmination of six years of hard work and commitment by a very talented group of students. I have seen them succeed and grow over the years and to see them reach the highest accolade of British school skiing is overwhelming. I am so proud of every one of them. It will also inspire the other 26 girls in the school ski squad, who range from aged 8 to 18.”
The girls will next be competing in Europe at the British Schoolgirls’ Challenge in Flaine, France in January and The Aiglon College Cup in Villars-sur-Ollons in Switzerland in March.