Cliff Park chase England ski ing glory

CLIFF Park High School skiers had an excellent weekend of racing at the qualifying round of the English Schools' Championships. Three boys' teams and a girls' team travelled to Welwyn Garden City to compete against schools from all over south-east England.

CLIFF Park High School skiers had an excellent weekend of racing at the qualifying round of the English Schools' Championships.

Three boys' teams and a girls' team travelled to Welwyn Garden City to compete against schools from all over south-east England.

The U16 boys' team finished third and the U19 boys and the U14 boys fourth - the younger team being only four tenths of a second from second place.

The girls' team, racing for the first time, suffered two falls, but recorded some excellent individual performances.

Although this is a team event there were some very impressive individual performances. Daniel Molloy finished fifth overall and 12-year-old rising star Matthew Wigmore won his age group, finishing 19th out of 200 and beating a large number of 17 and 18-year-olds on the way.

Cliff Park qualified for the English Schools' Championships at Rossendale in Lancashire.