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30 Days of Snowsport brings multiple opportunities to try skiing and snowboarding across the UK this October

Snowsport England’s season-starting participation initiative, 30 Days of Snowsport (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk), begins in less than two weeks time, giving people the opportunity for try snowsports or get their ski legs back for free or at discounted prices at venues across the UK. 

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New strategy to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport

Activity Alliance today (6 September) releases a new three-year strategy – Achieving Inclusion Together. Determined to change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport, the charity looks to a future where disabled people are just as likely as non-disabled people to be active. Leaders from Government, sport, leisure and third sector joined the call for action when the strategy was unveiled at Activity Alliance’s 20th Anniversary celebration last night.

Woodsy chasing another top British result down under

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods opens his 2018/19 World Cup campaign in New Zealand tomorrow and will be hoping to continue a great series of British performances in the southern hemisphere over the last month.

 Credit: Tommy Pyatt

Ski big air World Cup qualifying takes place tomorrow at Cardrona ahead of the final on Friday. The resort continues to host the Winter Games NZ which incorporated the Freeski and Snowboard World Junior Championships.

Strong ski halfpipe results boost GB to fourth overall

Great Britain has wrapped up its Freeski Junior World Championships campaign with four more top 10 results to round out an outstanding overall performance from the squad.

 Photo Credit: FIS

While Kirsty Muir (9th) and Connie Brogden (10th) just missed out on the female halfpipe final, Zoe Atkin qualified through to the last eight and finished seventh earlier today in her only event in New Zealand.

Slopestyle delivers more top 10s at World Juniors

Kirsty Muir and Connie Brogden had to endure two days of postponements to their ski slopestyle competition at the World Junior Championships in New Zealand, however the pair did themselves proud with solid performances today. Muir (7th) and Brogden (8th) did enough in their two-run heat to qualify inside the top half of the field and earn a place in Friday afternoon’s final.

Slopestyle takes centre stage on day six at World Juniors

Britain’s contingent of freestyle skiers will be hoping for better conditions at Cardrona tomorrow when slopestyle qualifying is scheduled to take place.

Huw Nightingale and Douglas Green were denied the opportunity to take part in the snowboard cross team event due to near-whiteout conditions causing the cancellation of today’s competition.

Should the weather allow it, seven British skiers will take part in slopestyle qualifying with the team buoyed by Kirsty Muir’s fourth place in the big air competition on the weekend.

Ollie Davies claims World Junior Championship

Ollie Davies came into the World Junior Championships with high hopes after a breakthrough season in 2017/18 and he fulfilled his promise with a near-faultless display on his way to winning today’s ski cross final in Cardrona, New Zealand.

Tim Hollingsworth appointed new Chief Executive at Sport England

Tim Hollingsworth has been appointed as Sport England’s new Chief Executive.

Tim is currently Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, a role he has held since 2011. He replaces Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England after 11 years as CEO.

World Juniors: Five Brits in action on day one in NZ

The 2018 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Junior Championships kick off in New Zealand tomorrow with a handful of British competitors in action.

While no British snowboarders will feature in tomorrow’s big air qualifiers, five skiers are aiming to be in contention in Saturday’s finals.

Fourteen-year-old Kirsty Muir is fresh from a pair of thirds in slopestyle and halfpipe at last week’s New Zealand Open and returns to Cardona this week eyeing a strong result in all three disciplines.

Peter Heath steps down from the Snowsport England Alpine Committee

Peter Heath has announced that he is stepping down from his position on the Snowsport England Alpine Committee. Peter has been involved in the sport  for more years than we can remember, becoming a key figure in the development of UK ski racing.

 

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