Alice MacAulay from Surrey has received a £500 OCS Young Sports Person Award in recognition of her outstanding sporting ability. In the awards scheme, run in partnership with the charity SportsAid, Alice beat stiff competition to win one of two regional runner-up prizes for the London M25 region.
Alice MacAulay became hooked on her sport when Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott visited her school, Surbiton High. Chemmy, an ex-pupil of the school, set up a ski club which Alice joined and where she excelled. Now competing in SL (slalom), Downhill, Super G and GS (giant slalom), Alice has travelled the world skiing and has been to the Czech Republic, Norway and Colorado in the USA. She has a bronze medal in the CH2 British Championships GS 2010 and two silvers from the 2010 English CH2 GS. At the English championships 2011 she came 2nd Junior 1 in the SL and 3rd Junior 1 in the GS.
Previous OCS Young Sports Person Award winners include Olympic athletes, 400m runner Richard Buck, and gymnasts Louis Smith and Beth Tweddle MBE, along with Paralympic field athlete Nathan Stephens.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards, now in its 14th year, highlights our commitment to supporting young people who are great role models, not only for their peers, but for many others in business and the community. Their drive and relentless determination to achieve their goals is inspirational. Our grass-roots scheme helps young athletes right at the start of their career when support and funding is needed most. Well done to the athletes who have been rewarded this year and we hope that they will have the same success as many of our past winners, some of whom look set to represent GB in London 2012.”