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News: College student makes GB squad

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Kyle, front left. Image: David Keep Photography
Kyle, front left. Image: David Keep Photography

A seventeen-year-old Nottingham College student has been selected to represent Great Britain in the U19 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating competition in Montreal from 25th-27th January.

Kyle Ross-Waddell from Bramcote has been selected along with seven other British ice-skaters from across the country, which is the highest number that Team GB have ever sent to the competition. It is also the first time Kyle has competed outside of Europe.

Kyle juggles his training and competitions with studying a level 2 construction course at the College’s Basford campus.

Kyle has said the following about the competition:

I am so excited to be selected for the Junior Worlds and to have the opportunity to race in Canada, but my long term ambition is to represent my country at the Olympics. 

Kyle Ross-Waddell — Construction student and GB U19 Speed Skating Competitor
Kyle, front left, live in action. Image: David Keep Photography

Paul Dent, Kyle’s Construction course tutor at Nottingham College, said:

Kyle should be a real inspiration to our students, the way he combines his training and college work is a real credit to him. We wish him the very best of luck! 

Paul Dent — Nottingham College Construction Tutor

Kyle is fundraising with the aim of raising enough money to compete at the Winter Olympics. You can find out more and donate here.

Published on:
  • 22nd January 2019 (10:00 AM)
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