DANIELLE Harrison from Basingstoke won the senior ladies category at the national figure skating event held at Ice Sheffield.

It was a positive start to the new season for the 18-year-old as this was her first competition.

Harrison, who started skating in home town rink the Basingstoke Arena in 2006, moved to Dundee in 2014.

This was so she could train with coaches Simon and Debi Briggs, and choreographer Andrew Smith.

She finished her education in Scotland and is now training and coaching full time in Dundee, but trains locally when she comes home to visit.

Harrison, a former Castle Hill and Everest Community Academy is still age eligible for junior events this season.

However, she moved to senior level when just aged 15, after becoming junior British champion.

She faced tough competition at home and abroad, but despite this she won the national senior title in 2016, becoming senior ladies British champion at what was a very young age.

Harrison has represented Great Britain at Junior Worlds, Junior Grand Prixs, European Youth Olympics and the European Championships.

The teenager is next in action in in the tough challenger series in Bratislava from September 19-22 for the Ondrej Nepala Trophy.

She finished 15th in the same event last year and in the process recorded her best ever free skate mark.