A wonderful winter for young Newthorpe freestyle skiier Bradley Fry has included a haul of three bronze medals at the British Championships.
Bradley was so determined to challenge himself that he didn’t want to compete at U12 level, even though he was still eligible for that age category. Instead he threw himself into the U16s’ section and still picked up three fine third places in the disciplines of slopestyle, halfpipe and bigair.
Another standout moment for him during the winter was news that he had been awarded funding via the charity, SportsAid. This has already made a huge difference to him and helped to pay for a trip to Switzerland with the GB Park and Pipe National Academy coach Joe Tyler. Lapping the pro freestyle park with older skiiers has helped with his improvement and fuelled his dreams to ski as an Olympian.
Pat Sharples, who is also a coach with the British park and pipe team, said: “It has been incredible to see Bradley’s passion and determination this year. He has progressed massively and is certainly one of the most exciting youngsters coming through the GB park and pipe pathway.” To keep up to date with Bradley’s burgeoning career, he has his own website at www.bradleyfry.co.uk