We were delighted to hear the news that Alannah Lawrie (S2) was the proud recipient of the inaugural Craig Macfie Foundation LSRA (Lothian Ski Racing Association) Trainee Award.
This award, presented to the individual who has shown passion and commitment to skiing and ski racing, in addition to being particularly motivated to improve and take their skiing to the next level, is open to all LSRA trainees. The award – a training grant – is to be used to advance Alannah’s race training, for example to help towards the cost of attending snow camps.
The Craig Macfie Foundation was set up in memory of Craig Macfie (Class of 2004) by his sister, Catriona, with the support of her parents to promote and encourage skiing at both local and national level as well as raising awareness of drink driving. As was said at the award ceremony. “The foundation hopes that the recipient of this award will continue to be dedicated to the sport and experience the same joy from skiing that Craig did and that this award will serve as a reminder, that it is not the medals that are the best part about skiing but the skiing!"
It was an emotional moment when Craig’s parents handed the first award in memory of their Watsonian son to a Watson’s pupil.
We have also received more news of skiing success, this time from our freestyle skiers. This weekend Anna Vincenti (S6) and Harris Booth (S4) took podium places in the British Indoor Freestyle Championships at Castleford.
Anna took second place in the overall Women’s category, while Harris was third in the Youth Men’s category.