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

15:19 14 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


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 loanee Jonny Williams says he won’t change the way he plays in order to protect himself from getting injured again.

It didn’t last long – Town couldn’t turn their victory against Burton into a winning streak and succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Newcastle last weekend.

Former Ipswich Town striker Ian Marshall does not think the Blues will go gung-ho against rock-bottom Rotherham this weekend, despite the return of David McGoldrick and the visitors’ woeful away form.

Ipswich Town fans had the chance to question the club’s manager and managing director at the supporters club AGM last night.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says his team have ‘got to win’ against rock-bottom Championship side Rotherham United at Portman Road tomorrow.

The Ipswich Town Supporters’ Club AGM takes place in the Legends Bar at Portman Road this evening.

Promising Ipswich Town striker Monty Patterson has joined National League side Braintree Town on a month-long youth loan.

Four of Ipswich Town’s next six fixtures are at home. STUART WATSON takes a look at the run in detail.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes Newcastle United are destined for the Championship title after his team were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

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