Silver and Bronze for Arron in Euro Water-Skiing Finals
Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Arron Davies returned to School having spent his summer productively - winning Silver and Bronze Medals at the August U17 (and U14) European Water Ski Championships held in Recetto, Italy. As a key member of the four-man GB team, he won a Silver medal after each skier's score was added together to give an overall score and placing. He also competed against his team-mates in the Individual Slalom, just pipping them into third place for the Bronze, with two of his team-mates taking the 4th and 5th spots. Recalling the drama, Arron said: "It was a bit hit and miss for a moment. On re-doing his run, my team-mate went ahead of me on the board with an improved time but I managed to pull an even better score out of the bag and nudged him into 5th spot."
He is now in training for the U17 World Championships, which will take place in Chile in January 2017. On completion of his A levels at Bolton School, he is considering aiming for a sports scholarship at an American university. If successful, he would be following in the footsteps of a number of boys and girls from the School.
Arron does most of his training at the British Water Ski and Wakeboard Association Centre at the Three Sisters Water Ski Club in Wigan, but does sometimes travel to Lincolnshire. His parents are both skiers and Arron recalls first going on the front of his dad's skis when he was just 18 months old!