Freestyle ski star Jodie Grant aiming for lift-off

Jodie Grant
Jodie Grant

Freestyle skiing star Jodie Grant’s career is set for take off.

The 14-year-old, from Old Cantley, hopes to land a place in the England Moguls team this month after bursting onto the scene in spectacular fashion.

Jodie Grant

Jodie Grant

Earlier this year the McAuley Catholic High School pupil celebrated four podium finishes at the British Freestyle Championships at Tignes in the French Alps, just eight months after starting to freestyle.

She has already trained with the Great Britain squad and is due to attend England trials before the end of the month.

Grant said: “I’ve had a great season and I can’t wait for the summer training camps and for next season to be back on the mountains.

“I would like to thank my mum and dad for making this happen and McAuley Catholic School for all their support with my studies.

“My short term aims are to be selected for the England Moguls team and also for the England Park and Pipe Academy.

“I also hope to compete in moguls and implement my tricks to a high standard at competition level, and also improve my fitness and eating habits.

“In the medium term I hope to represent the GB squad in moguls and slopestyle, and my long term aim is to qualify for the junior World Cup and the Olympics.”

After learning to ski aged 11, Grant joined Sheffield Sharks Ski Club a year later and was voted ‘most improved skier’ in 2013.

She trained with the GB squad last year and competed for the first time in the 2014 British Mogul Championships, winning a bronze and silver medal in the duals.

Grant also finished third overall at the Yorkshire Championships.

Earlier this year at the British Freestyle Championships she earned silver medals in the under 16s slopestyle and rails events, and bronzes in the under 16s halfpipe and overall slopestyle.

Grant also won a bronze medal at this month’s FIS Dutch National Championships.