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Jacksons-backed skate dancer’s Olympic dream

ICE skating starlet Alexandra Snowdon has the world at her feet — literally. That’s because the talented schoolgirl is emerging as the hottest young prospect in her chosen sport, and is collecting an impressive haul of medals in the process.

For any nine-year-old to have Olympic ambitions pays testament to self-belief but one must have the skill, dedication and hunger to back this up.

But such is her success and plethora of plaudits from those in the know that realising her dream of skating for gold in the Olympics isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.

Alexandra has been sponsored by Jacksons since the start of 2015 and South London’s leading independent estate agents are delighted to have committed to backing her for another five years.

In an interview with us she said: "I love to skate and it is my favourite activity. I have to get up really early as I skate for two hours before school every day. The only way I will get better and beat my scores is to practice so staying in bed is not an option.

"I watched the world figure skating championships in Boston recently and it would be a dream come true to be able to represent Great Britain at the Worlds or Olympics one day. I don't know if I will make it but I am going to try."

If Alexandra maintains her form and progress she must have a chance of fulfilling her quest and she proved she has what it takes at such a young age by winning three gold medals, two of which were for Great Britain, at her first ice dance international competition held in Copenhagen last month.

She added: ”Competing in my first international competition was really exciting and a lot of fun. I never expected to win two gold medals and it made me feel really proud when I realised I had.”

One of Alexandra’s coaches, Diane Towler-Green MBE, a former Olympian and four-time British, European and World Ice Dance Champion recognises her protege’s ability. She said: “Alexandra is a very talented young figure skater who knows exactly what she wants and what she needs to do to achieve success. She has a great future ahead of her.”

Alexandra, who lives in Clapham, skates at the Streatham Ice Centre and is a Year 4 pupil at Belleville School in Wandsworth, has provided Jacksons with an immense amount of joy in being her sponsor.

“To say that we are very proud of Alexandra’s achievements is an understatement,” said Simon Scott, Jacksons Director. “We believe in home-grown talent and it has been fantastic to see Alexandra’s hard work come together for such wonderful results.”

Alexandra has been skating since she was three and she started competing at the age of six. A year later she was the youngest competitor to have ever qualified for the British Solo Ice Dance Championships. Although the youngest competitor at the championships, Alexandra finished in a creditable seventh place.

South London’s very own ice princess has no bigger supporters than her parents Jason and Catherine. Jason told us: “Alexandra loves to skate and it is a big part of her life. Competing at the Copenhagen Dance Cup was a wonderful experience for us all and to see Alexandra win two international gold medals, after training so hard every day before school, was a very proud moment for me and for my wife.

"Jacksons financial contribution towards Alexandra’s training, and ongoing commitment to supporting her in the future, has given her the opportunity to grow and develop which will one day, we hope, lead to Alexandra representing Great Britain overseas. We are all very grateful to Jacksons for helping make Alexandra’s dreams come true.”

*Jacksons also sponsors three other skaters from the Streatham rink - Jessica Marjot 15, a former British Senior Ladies ice dance champion, Rebecca Clarke 14 and Nathalie Nicholl 11. All three have ice dance skating partners and are preparing for the 2016 competition season.

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