Schoolboy skiing ace follows footsteps of Eddie the Eagle by ski-jumping in garden

A sporty schoolboy is following in the snowy footsteps of his hero Eddie The Eagle Edwards - by ski-jumping in his back GARDEN. George Brown, 13, took up skiing after his hopes of making the British gymnastics team were dashed when he was aged nine. With the help of dad Stuart, he has converted the back garden of his home in Moseley, Birmingham, into a winter gym complete with a mini ski-jump on the back steps. After taking up the sport five years ago, George is now the country's top skier in the under-14 category. Filmed on 26th January 2021