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Samuel Burley

Sam Burley.

Samuel is an 11-year-old moguls skier from Hathersage who is a member of the England Home Nations Academy for moguls in 2016-17. He has won the European and British Indoor Moguls Championships along with a gold medal in the European (non FIS) Dual Moguls and silver in the British (non FIS) Dual Moguls.

Samuel says: "I have been skiing since I was three years old, and was selected for the England Moguls Academy at the age of 10.

"I have won medals consistently while competing in my age category, both at home and overseas. My highlight was winning the Under-12 European Indoor Moguls Championships in both the individual and duels disciplines.

"I am looking forward to training and competing in the 2016-17 season. The ICON bursary will be put towards new equipment.

"I train on average twice per week in the UK. I can be found travelling between the indoor snow domes of Manchester and Castleford. I also ski on various dry slopes and train regularly with the Sharks Ski Club.

"I will hopefully be travelling to Austria and Switzerland in the first quarter of 2017 for both moguls and freestyle training."