Skiing stars shine

Finlay Jacobs.
Finlay Jacobs.

Stonehaven brothers Angus and Finlay Jacobs are making their mark in the world of freestyle skiing.

On October 22, the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre hosted Own It, a freestyle competition that is now part of the Lowlander/Highlander series with points going towards the Scottish and UK freestyle standings.

Finlay (10) took gold in the 12 and under category and his brother Angus (13) took bronze in the 13–15 years section.

Both boys are competing at the majority of events this year in Scotland at the dry slopes and in the mountains.

Angus attends Mackie Academy and Finlay Arduthie Primary and both put skis on for the first time at the age of two.

Finlay followed up his success by taking gold in another event in Glasgow at the weekend.

The boys are on the lookout for financial support to help them compete. The support would go towards enabling them to compete at The British Championships in Laxx Switzerland this season.

This is the main event on the calendar and the event that athletes are looked at regarding possible selection for the Scottish and British Teams.

Sponsors would gain exposure through branding on clothing and through the media coverage these type of events attract.

Any company interested in supporting the boys can contact their father Dave on dave@aberdeensnowsports.com for more information.

Freestyle Skiing and particularly Slope Style which involves going over jumps, boxes and rails is now recognised as an Olympic event.

This is an event which Scotland has a good chance of success, as we have the facilities in the mountains and at local dry slopes such as the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre where both boys train on a weekly basis.