Emily Reid

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I have always had a passion for all water sports. This first started with swimming when I was selected for county at the age of 9, I represented Surrey right until I joined Tudor Hall in Todd. 

I also have a massive passion for wakeboarding. I learnt to wakeboard at the age of seven on family holidays in Canada. Since then I knew that this was something I wanted to pursue and maybe one day go professional.

In April 2016 I entered my first ever wakeboarding completion which I won and then went on to win the whole tour. In September 2016 I entered nationals where I had to be moved up to the division above where I placed second. In October 2016, rankings came out and I am now the U15 girls’ national boat wakeboard champion. So far this 2017 season I have been undefeated. In June 2017 I was asked to be on the GB wakeboard squad from previously being on the talent development programme. Now, being on the squad hopefully means I can go to Worlds and Europeans championships. This weekend (2nd July) is this year’s national championships. I would like to hopefully defend my national title there. In December 2016 and June 2017 I was offered to be an ambassador for two brands for my wakeboarding; Sheshreds and WOO, (a clothing brand and an online game which connects to a gadget on your board and knows what tricks you’re doing). 

None of this would have been possible without the support and generosity of my parents, my coaches, Lee Debuse, Tom Decruze and Stuart Mackie, the school and the school’s PE department and WOO and SheShreds who have all believed in me from the start of my incredible journey. 

I am very grateful for the opportunities I have been given, making my dream of being a professional sportswoman when I am older a little bit closer.