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Young Volunteer of 2022 – Ellis Simpson – Nordic Skiing

Sponsored by GPH Builders Merchants – Presented by Gillian Macaulay

Ellis has only been skiing for two years but has fully committed to the sport and the skiing community. Ellis now trains with the British Nordic Ski Team as a Scottish and GB athlete and is making incredible progress in his training setting 5 personal bests in 2022. In 2021 Ellis started to help with our Junior Development Squad every one of eight weeks. Ellis trains every Sunday morning and then comes to coach straight after training. The first week I asked him to set up a competition for 40 children aged 5-14 years. He took the initiative and went round all the coaching groups to find out what they had been learning and incorporated all aspects into a phenomenal cross country agility race course which the children loved. He has set up more than 10 courses since. Ellis has come to volunteer at the ski centre and has showed eagerness to learn about all aspects of care for equipment and people. Ellis is such an asset to our local skiing. He takes everything seriously and always gives his all. He supports this local sport enormously.