A 15-year-old girl from Maulden has been called up to a British Water Ski & Wakeboard Talent Development Camp after winning the British Girls Wakeboarding Championship at Box End Park.
Izzy Goode triumphed in Kempston on Saturday, and is set to join up with a group of talented young wakeboarders in Chertsey from August 3-5.
Izzy had a fall in the final after qualifying in second place, but she picked herself up to nail a score of 74.33 to claim gold.
She said: “Qualifying went really well. I came second so in the finals I had my first run second from last.
“I had the first run but I fell. I had my second and third runs set but I had to change plans because of the fall.
“My aim for the year was to become national champion, and I’ve done that so I’m really happy.
“In the week leading up to it I got the chance to see what my competition was like.
“I watched them all but I got a couple of people’s advice and they just said to focus on yourself and not worry about the others.”
Izzy took up wakeboarding in 2012 on the suggestion of her dad and uncle, and now has her sights set on winning a place at the European and World Championships later this year.
“My dad and uncle used to do it but they weren’t very good. Dad asked me why not try it so I did,” she added.
“I’m looking forward to Chertsey because I really want to go to the Euros and Worlds. Hopefully it will help me.”
Ten-year-old Kallum Anderson-Wilson also became British champion in the mini boys category.
Kallum divides his time practising between Box End Park and WakeMK in Milton Keynes.