Nottingham schoolboy aiming to ski at the Winter Olympics

A 10-year-old Eastwood skiing sensation is aiming for the Winter Olympics after winning a national title.

Bradley Fry has been been skiing for five years since his dad bought him lessons and is already competing in competitions up and down the country.

In October he won a national indoor title in his age category and is turning heads within the sport.

Dad Nick Fry said: “I’m a bit of mountainhead myself, I liked skiing when I was younger and have snowboarded all my life so I got him skiing lessons, he got the basics there and then and took to it really quickly.”

Sport is something that runs in the family as Brad’s seven-year-old sister is also competing at a high level, finishing third in the Nottinghamshire Gymnastic County Championships recently.

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Bradley is a pupil at Greasley Beauvale Primary School but spends his spare time travelling to all ends off the country to ski.

His Dad is there to drive him everywhere from Manchester to Halifax, Tamworth to Milton Keynes to support his dream.

It can get expensive for Nick, who has to bear the brunt of the cost.

But Due to his son’s recent great performances and high potential he is starting to attract sponsors such as Chillfactore Manchester who let him ski for free at their slopes.

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Mr Fry added: “He’s been added onto the Volkl international freestyle team listed with global superstars, which is massive.”

Bradley’s skiing idol, Paddy Graham, is on the same team as him which Bradley described as an honour.

Bradley added: “It feels really good and amazing and I’m proud (to be on the team).”

Bradley recently won the English and British Slope Style Championships and is wanting to carry on his good form in the Brits in Switzerland in three months, with Bradley saying he’s “hoping to win it”.

He added that his “dream” is to ski at the Olympics and he is hoping to appear at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 by which time he’ll be 16 – just old enough to qualify.

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