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Benjamin Burley

Ben Burley

Benjamin is a 14-year-old moguls skier from Hathersage who has been selected onto the England Moguls Academy and Moguls Squad, having won gold medals in the British Duels Indoor Moguls Championships, the British Individual indoor Moguls and the European Indoor Individual Moguls Championships in the non-FIS, Under-14s category.

Ben says: "I have been skiing since he was six years old, and was selected for the England Moguls Academy at the age of 12.

"I have won several medals both nationally and internationally and am looking forward to training and competing in the 2016-17 season. The ICON bursary will be put towards new equipment.

"I train at indoor snow domes on average twice per week in the UK. I also ski on various dry slopes, although I don't get to do this as often as I like. I still trains regularly with the Sharks Ski Club, and recently completed my first qualification to become a ski instructor.

"I have recently trained for a week on the glacier in Kaprun, Austria and will hopefully be travelling to Austria and Switzerland in the first quarter of 2017.

"I face an uphill battle as I move up an age category and will be forced to compete with older competitors. However, I am hoping that the on and off-snow training that I do will prepare him for the season ahead."