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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 Mon­tréal 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 V2
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.

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  • 22nd January 2019 (10:00 AM)
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