Greenhead College student Lloyd Chapman has been selected to the British Ski and Snowboard Development Group.
Lloyd, a 16-year-old who lives in Barnsley, has been alpine ski racing since he was nine and has been selected on the next step of the British ski racing pathway.
As member of the England Alpine Ski Squad for the last two years, he has taken the next step following a successful season in Europe last year, where he competed at junior level for Great Britain.
The British Ski and Snowboard Development Group was selected after three weekends of fitness and skills based assessments jointly run by the sport’s national governing bodies British Ski and Snowboard and Snowsport England.
The talented competitor began his ski racing at the Xscape Castleford, where he continues to train twice weekly, and where he is a member of SZ Racing.
Snowsport England chief executive and BSS board director Tim Fawke commented: “Lloyd is one of our athletes who has followed the talent pathway from his early skiing at the Xscape centre in Castleford and is well on track to achieve his potential.
“He now spends part of his year in Europe, training and racing on the international race circuit.”
Chapman, who is supported by his parents Antony and Helen Chapman to compete, started skiiing at six and began racing at nine years of age.
A first-year at Greenhead, he has also completed his BASI 1 qualification, which means he can also teach skiing.
He represented Great Britain twice last year in the Under 16 category in both Ricky (in the Czech Republic) and La Scara Race, which is in Val d’Isere and is the Children’s World Cup Race.
Unfortunately, Chapman just missed out on representing GB in the Junior Youth Olympics in Lillehammer.
Chapman is very grateful for the support he receives not only from his parents but also from the college, where his PE tutor is Mary Shepherd.