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End of Season Report 2012/2013
June 19th 2013

I started the 2012/2013 season training and racing in New Zealand where I spent 8 weeks in July and August.  I even did my first (and last) bungy jump off the Kawaru bridge in Queenstown - it was terrifying!

I was delighted to be selected to participate in the FIS Development Camp for the 2012/2013 season; a fully-funded training camp based in Italy, funded and organised by the International Ski Federation.

Together with my sister and Miriam Korsgen, we were very successful at the 2013 British Schoolgirls' Races were we retained the GS title and added to it with the Overall Schools' Trophy and the Overall Team Trophy; beating the other 51 teams in the competition.  We also came 3rd in the Slalom.  Individually, I won the Overall Trophy for my age category as well as the Overall Trophy for all ages and I came Overall 2nd in GS and 3rd in Slalom, thereby being crowned number 1 British Schoolgirl out of the 156 girls who entered from schools all over the United Kingdom and including Aiglon College, a British boarding school based in the Swiss Alps.  We won 6 trophies and 17 medals; 23 prizes in total, which is a new record for an individual school/team in the 54 year history of the competition.

The personal highlight of the season for me was representing Ireland at the European Youth Olympics in Brasov, Romania.  It was really special and I was very proud to have been selected.  I kept a diary of the event on my web site so that I can look back on it in years to come.  I was one of only 2 girls at school in the United Kingdom to compete at the European Youth Olympics and I finished 37th out of 79 competitors from all over Europe.  Being one of the youngest competitors, it was great to beat older girls from nations like Iceland, Czech Republic, Romania and Latvia, to name a few, that all have mountains of their own to ski on where, unlike me, they don't have to travel too far from their own front door to train and compete.

During the 2012/2013 season, from July to May, I trained and raced in New Zealand, Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Romania, Serbia and Japan.   

I am really pleased to end the season as the best-ranked skier in Ireland (out of men and women) in both Giant Slalom and Slalom; in recognition of which I received a bursary from the Snowsports Association of Ireland.