AN Astley snowboarder continues to rip up the slopes after being crowned Scottish National champion for her age group.

Nicole Haines, nine, adds the under 12s freestyle success to the British and English under 12s bordercross titles she won last year.

The Leigh CE Junior School pupil recently incorporated boxing at Leigh ABC into her training routine as she bids to become a Chill Factore-sponsored and GB Youth Squad rider.

She will compete at the Kendal KJAM in May, a dry slope competition, before beginning the summer indoor season.