Amber Helps GB Team to Water-Ski Bronze
Water-skiing Fifth Former helps Great Britain to a Bronze medal at the World Junior Water Ski Championships.
Water-skiing Fifth Former Amber Butterfield has helped Great Britain to a Bronze medal at the World Junior (U17) Water Ski Championships in San Bernardo, Chile (5-8 January, 2017).
Amber flew to Florida during December for pre-event training with her five team mates, captain and manager, before arriving in Chile on New Year’s Day for further coaching and onsite familiarisation.
Competing in her first ever World Championships, the 15 year old secured Personal Bests in all three of her events: Slalom (1.5@13m), Tricks (3430) and Jump (26.9m). With teams from 22 countries the competition was high, however a strong performance from all of the GB skiers helped the team nudge ahead of the USA into the Bronze medal position.
In recognition of her talent and commitment to the sport, Amber has this week been awarded a £500 training grant by British Water Ski and Wakeboard, the sport's governing body. Following GCSE exams next term, she's looking forward to competing at the Youth European Championships in Seseña, Spain, in August.