Six National Champions at Snowsports Interschools

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Redlands Snowsports team has produced six National Champions at the National Snowsports Interschools competition held in Perisher over the last five days.

Overall, the team from Redlands graced the podium 16 times, winning six gold, two silver and eight bronze medals in a wide variety of events across alpine, skier cross, moguls, slopestyle ski, snowboard and snowboard cross.

The Redlands team of 48 students competed in the competition, proudly representing the entire school community.

Year 6 student Daisy Thomas was one of the stars on the slopes, winning gold in the individual Division 4 Moguls, and leading her team to gold in the team Division 4 Moguls, fifth place in the team Division 4 Skier X and sixth place in the team Division 4 Alpine events.

Year 8 student Billy Thomas won gold in the Division 3 Moguls, as well as silver in the Division 3 Slopestyle Ski event and led his team to gold in the Division 3 Moguls Team event.

Year 9 student George Murphy took out gold in Division 2 Moguls and led his team to bronze in the Division 2 Moguls team event.

The Division 1 Boys Snowboard team also took out gold, capping off a successful weekend for the school.

Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox said the Redlands Snowsports team had done the school exceptionally proud.

“Congratulations to all the Redlands students who displayed exceptional sportsmanship at the National Snowsports Interschools,” Dr Lennox said.

“It has been an excellent result for the students who trained so hard for the competition, and we are very pleased to see that hard work rewarded.

“Snowsports have been part of our extra-curricular program for many years, and develop in our students the snowsports skills, teamwork skills and discipline that will last a lifetime.

“We congratulate all of the students who were such excellent ambassadors for our School on the slopes.”

The National Snowsports Interschools success comes after the Redlands Snowports team won nine gold, seven silver and 10 bronze medals at the NSW Snowsports Interschools in Thredbo in August.

The Sydney Snowsports Interschools were held in July and the Redlands team finished first in both the Secondary Coed Overall and Primary Coed Overall categories, taking out 10 gold medals and 42 top three finishes.