Not all downhill for winner Alessia

HAVERHILL's teenage international skier Alessia Thomas-Jackson has won this year's St Edmundsbury and Abbycroft Leisure 'Young Sports Personality of the Year' award.

HAVERHILL's teenage international skier Alessia Thomas-Jackson has won this year's St Edmundsbury and Abbycroft Leisure 'Young Sports Personality of the Year' award.

The 15-year-old was presented with the award at a civic ceremony at the Corn Exchange in Bury St Edmunds just hours after becoming the youngest ever winner of the Snowsport England Dryslope Grand Prix Series in Norwich.

Thomas-Jackson, who is ranked No.1 Alpine skier in Great Britain for her age group, was selected for the award following a fine year on the slopes.

This year she has won the Welsh Alpine Overall Female Giant Slalom and the English Alpine Children's Giant Slalom. Those results have also seen her rise to 35th in the senior Great Britain women's ranking for Super Giant Slalom.


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The St Edmundsbury Sports Awards were designed to reward and recognise the outstanding work and commitment that goes into sport within St Edmundsbury each year.

Abbeycroft Leisure Sports Development Officer Michelle Curran said: “The awards were a fantastic success and we were more than happy to recognise all the outstanding performances by the winners.”

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All of the winners, which are fully listed right, have automatically been put through to the Suffolk Sport Awards which will be held at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Sunday, October 19.

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