Gold for Bekker and Hernandez

British Championships in Sheffield

Wolsey Hall student Phebe Bekker and her ice dancing partner, James Hernandez, have once again claimed gold and retained the title of Junior British Ice Dancing champions for the second year in a row.

We recently caught up with Phebe to find out more about their experience.

British national champions Bekker and Hernandez
Gold for Bekker and Hernandez

A golden finish for Bekker and Hernandez

“Competing in Sheffield for the British Championships is always so special. Coming home and seeing all of our friends and family after time away in the States and then to compete in such a unique environment, makes it one of the best competitions of the season. We used Nationals as stepping stone for The Junior Grand Prix Final. We wanted to see it as a simulation to prepare ourselves mentally for the week in Italy ahead.”

“We came out of Nationals not too happy with our performances but took it as a positive as it made us even more determined to deliver routines that we knew we could do. We still had a great time and are honoured to be named now, 2x British Junior Ice Dance Champions. It was so lovely to finally perform in front of a home crowd and to receive so much love and support as we headed off to the Grand Prix Final to proudly represent Great Britain.”

Phebe and James split their time between the US and UK. Phebe has been homeschooling with Wolsey Hall since 2019 and is currently studying A level Psychology.

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