British champion skier to ski for Ireland

Interesting story about 15 year old Richard Wilkinson who despite winning the British schoolboy’s international slalom in Mirabelle in France cannot get one of the six to eight British licences to compete in international races. Although he’s been invited to train with the England international team, it seems his best hope of competing internaionally will be under an Irish licence, where there is considerably less competition for places. Thanks to Harboy for the heads up!

  • eddie

    Sounds a bit like the n.i football team.

    Not good enough, sure at least i’ll get a game with them.

  • ainelivia

    Well if it would only snow in the Cooley’s or the Mournes, there would be loads of competition.