Winter Olympic ski hopeful bags Sports Person of the Year award

PUBLISHED: 16:47 19 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:03 19 February 2014

Sports Person of the Year Elise Snow

Sports Person of the Year Elise Snow


It’s somehow fitting that as we are in the midst of the Winter Olympics in Russia, someone whose surname is Snow and is a skier won the Sports Person of the Year accolade at the Borough Sports Awards.

Fifteen-year-old Monk’s Walk School pupil Elise Snow was unsurprisingly delighted to win the award at the ceremony last Thursday.

“I didn’t really expect it so it’s really good and I am really happy to have won it, I’m delighted,” she said.

“Last season went really well, so this season I hope it can get even better.”

Not only has Elise achieved her International Podium, but she went on to the summer season with immense success. Out of nine regional races she collected seven golds and two silvers and was crowned the U16 champion. She was also named Eastern Regional overall female champion.

The teenager went on to speak of the hectic lifestyle of being a skier.

“It’s quite difficult [to fit skiing in] and it takes up a lot of time,” she added. “In the summer, that’s where the busiest part of the season is for me, I’m busy every single weekend. I do travel round quite a lot, including to France and Austria.

“My parents fund me at the moment, but we are going for skier’s trust to try and raise some money for the international races in the winter.”

It’s not out the question that one day as Elise continues her rise in the sport, she can be flying the flag for Great Britain and Welwyn Hatfield in the Winter Olympics.

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