Skier Elise Snow says her Sport Person of the Year Award has opened doors

PUBLISHED: 15:31 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 14:56 03 December 2014

Elise Snow in action

Elise Snow in action

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With February’s Welwyn Hatfield Borough Sports Awards on the horizon, the Welwyn Hatfield Times is looking at some of the 2014 winners.

This week, we catch up with Sport Person of the Year, Elise Snow to see how the award has helped her progress in the past nine months.

The 16-year-old skier told the WHT: “On the back of winning the WH Sports Person of the Year, I was given the title of WH Sports Ambassador, encouraging people in sport and participating in The Friends for Life Women’s Cycling Tour.

“The women’s tour was a complete success and an amazing opportunity to be on stage with the likes of Marianna Vos, Lizzie Armitstead and meeting Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott.

“I also realised that I wanted to move my skiing up a level by doing the Alpine winter season. I joined alpine ski performance training group Team Evolution who coach Team GB athletes Max Baggio and Darcy Mead, which was superb.”

Snow’s year of success was once again translated to the slope as she won two U16 slalom titles at the Grand Prix International Indoor Ski First Nations Trophy in Landgraaf, Holland against France, Belgium and the host nation while representing Great Britain. The young skier is making giant strides.

“A few months ago I applied for one of the places on the Herts Talented Athlete Programme and was successful.

“I now have the privilege of training with some of the best strength and conditioning coaches at the University of Hertfordshire.

“Looking back, winning this award has been incredible.

“I work really hard at my sport and was thrilled that my achievements had been recognised.”

The youngster is currently looking for sponsorship, if you are interested in helping her with funding, contact Elise through her website www.elis esnow.co.uk.

To nominate your sporting hero for a Welwyn Hatfield Borough Sports Award, download a form from the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s website, or complete it online at www.welhat.gov.uk/sportsawards2015.

The closing date for nominations is February 2.


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