Congratulations to Charlie Orbell (Lower Sixth), who has
just been selected for the GB Wakeboarding team.
Having been an avid wake-boarder for the past few years,
this is certainly quite an achievement, and rounds off what has so far been a
very successful year for Charlie, who also just gained a top 10 rank for U18’s
in the country. The chance to train with the GB squad will throw various
challenges at him over the next year as he will undergo intense training on and
off the water (even down to having his diet monitored). However, a number of
international residential trips throughout the year will surely be a highlight
and give Charlie a chance to show off all his skills.
Whilst Charlie has admitted he is nervous about what lies
ahead, he is naturally very excited about such a great opportunity and is eager
to get going. He hopes to be selected for a number of international
competitions very soon.
Well done Charlie, we wish you huge success in the
competitive world of Wakeboarding!