In other news, the Cumberland News recently wrote an article on David King, who skates with Stacey Kemp in pairs for Great Britain. It highlighted a lot of facts which may have not previously been known by their fans;
David said: “I was never the best in my club, I just carried on putting quite a lot of hard work in and now I’m reaping the rewards.
“I think not being a stand-out star pushed me.”
But David needed more than perseverance to succeed, he needed sponsorship which proved impossible to find. Luckily, his own determination was matched by financial dedication from mum Angela and dad Michael.
“I couldn’t have done any of this without them. There’s no funding in the sport, I’m completely funded by my parents,” he said. “They’ve supported me every step.
“They’ve had to put their life on hold for years.”
The rest of the article can be found here.