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Ipswich: High School girls look to follow in footsteps of Sochi Winter Olympics skiers

PUBLISHED: 15:19 14 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:11 24 February 2014

The girls from Ipswich High School who have all been selected to take part in national skiing training camps

The girls from Ipswich High School who have all been selected to take part in national skiing training camps

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Could these girls be Britain’s next generation of Olympic skiing stars?

With the Sochi winter games in full flow nine girls from Ipswich High School have been selected for national training squads on the continent.

Scarlett McCabe-Abel, Emma Dereve, Natasha Royal and sisters Antonia and Ella Durant will travel on Saturday to the English Schools’ Ski Association Training Camp in Norway.

And Alexa Elliff and Annie Shelley will train in the spring with the Primary Squad in the Netherlands.

In March the girls, along with teammates Grace Levene and Maddie Shelley, will meet for a competition in France.

The girls won their places on the camps after performances at the association’s championship races earlier in the year.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is hopeful he will add to his squad in time for Saturday’s visit to Bolton.

Tommy Smith will be allowed to pursue a move to MLS side Colorado Rapids as long as Ipswich Town are able to sign a replacement defender.

Ipswich Town travel to Bolton Wanderers for a Championship clash on Saturday (3pm).

Bersant Celina could have joined Bolton Wanderers in the summer rather than moving to Ipswich Town - and he’s convinced he made the right decision.

Ipswich Town’s Bryan Klug was spotted keeping an eye on Colchester United and Wycombe at the weekend.

Sports writer Andy Warren takes a look at Ipswich Town’s business in the January transfer window so far.

FA Youth Cup Fourth Round

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Dagenham & Redbridge U18s 1

Ipswich Town’s U18 Academy boss Alan Lee praised his side after they progressed in the FA Youth Cup after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 at Portman Road last night.

FA Youth Cup

Ipswich Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

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