More than 70 school children took to the slopes to compete in the South Wales School Ski Race.

Sponsored by Specsavers

The competition, which took place at the Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre, was organised by Snowsport Cymru Wales, with three trophies sponsored by Specsavers.

Some 14 primary and secondary schools from across south Wales took part in the event, with competitors ranging from five to 18 years of age. As part of the competition, the racers completed two slalom courses and their best time from the two rounds was recorded.

Trophies were awarded to pupils from Rhiwbina Primary School who won the junior competition, while Radyr Comprehensive School won both the boy and girl category of the secondary school competition.

Steve Jones, store director at Specsavers in Swansea, attended the event and presented the trophies.

Inspire children to compete

Robin Kellen, chief executive of Snowsport Cymru Wales, said: ‘We aim to create a development pathway for children to get involved in skiing on local dry ski slopes and, in turn, inspire them to compete in competitions like the South Wales School Ski Race. It’s fantastic that we’re able to reward the winning teams that took part with the Specsavers shields and trophies.’

Steve Jones, director at Specsavers in Swansea, said: ‘At Specsavers we strive to support our local communities wherever we can, so we’re thrilled to sponsor Snowsport Cymru Wales’ School Ski Races. It was brilliant to hear of the some of the children’s aspirations of one day competing in the Olympics.’

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