A PARA-alpine ski guide who grew up in Bournemouth has been selected to represent Team GB in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea.

Jennifer Kehoe, a former pupil at Bournemouth School for Girls, and Menna Fitzpatrick, will compete in PyeongChang in March.

Menna, 19, has just five per cent vision and competes in all five top class ski disciplines of slalom, giant slalom, super G, super combined and downhill.

Posting on their Facebook page, Jennifer and Menna said: "We are both extremely excited to be a part of the ParalympicsGB team and to represent Great Britain to highest sporting level in Alpine Ski Racing."

Menna will be the first Welsh skier to compete in the Winter Paralympics.

The duo were the first British skiers to win the overall World Cup Crystal globe in 2016 and will compete in the visually-impaired category.

With Jen as her guide, the two women can reach speeds of more than 110 kilometres per hour.

A visually-impaired athlete usually skis three to eight metres behind their guide, following the line of the skis and listening to the instructions given as they race down the course.

Jennifer wears an orange hi-visibility vest over her race suit to help Menna see where she is. Other guides wear different colours to match their visually-impaired athlete's preference.

Most teams have Bluetooth headsets fitted to their helmets to allow them to speak to each other as they ski.

The women recently won four medals in their first four World Cup races in December.

The Paralympic skiing takes place from March 10 to 18 and will be shown on Channel 4.