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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. 

 Photo Credit: TNR Photography

Snowsport England collaborate with Telegraph Ski & Snowboard as new media partner

Snowsport England has announced a new media partnership with Telegraph Ski & Snowboard, working together to spread the news about grass roots skiing and snowboarding, participation opportunities and the junior and development side of snowsports, as well as collaborating on events. 

Snowsport England’s 30 Days of Snowsport starts with a bang

Still time to get involved with hundreds of sessions across the country 

Snowsport England’s season-starting participation initiative, 30 Days of Snowsport (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk), has begun with a bang this October, with 21 clubs and facilities already offering over 600 opportunities to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time. 

Latest roller ski racing news - who will be the winners?

This autumn sees the introduction of the London Region Challenge Cup series of matched roller ski races, as well as new The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race, for the under 20s, whilst the GB Series reaches its finale on 28 October. 

Parents In Sport Week 2018

1-7 October 2018. 

This is an NSPCC and Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) initiative.  

It gives clubs the opportunity to showcase your club’s creativity and build positive relationships with parents and carers. Last year at least 5 clubs took part and used the opportunity to promote the great work parents in sport do.  Does your club want to get involved in 2018?  Let us know if you do!  This year it will be concentrating on 3 themes: 

Club Safeguarding Club Checklist

Clubs have a moral and legal duty of care to safeguard children.  Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTSC) 2018 is statutory guidance and the new 2018 edition specifically includes sports clubs.  WTSC states everyone working in organisations including sports clubs, are subject to the same safeguarding responsibilities, whether paid or a volunteer.  You must all have policies and procedures in place to safeguard children and everyone involved must be aware of their responsibilities, how to respond to a child protection concern and make a referral.

Upcoming Time To Listen Courses

Please let Bridget (dbs@snowsportengland.org.uk) know if you are going to attend one of these courses, and when you have attended so she can update her records. 

Information you will need to take with you is on our website:   https://snowsportengland.org.uk/safeguarding_training 

Please ensure you double check venues and dates, as some do change.  Any questions – e mail dbs@snowsportengland.org.uk

English Schools’ Ski Association (ESSKIA) National Artificial Slope Championships 2018

Following successful training days for schools in 6 ski centres throughout the country during the Summer Term, race invitations were sent out to schools at the end of May. 

Qualifying races took place on Sunday 16th September at Welwyn, Chatham, Southampton, Gloucester, Stoke and Sunderland. 209 school teams from 81 schools raced in four age categories for places in the National Finals at the Norfolk Ski Centre, Norwich in October. 

Information from the NSSA

The NSSA continues to grow and has been busy over the summer with a number of tasks and programmes within schools snowsports. 

Schools Snowsports Magazine – The 2019/20 edition is currently in print and will be available both online and in hardcopy from md September. Numerous schools will be receiving a copy this term with copies also available at a number of snowsports retailers, schools snowsports events and schools conferences. 

Winter Sports Foundation Pipeline Project

For the past three seasons Team Evolution & The Winter Sports Foundation have worked together closely to help fund athletes participating at an elite level, through initiatives such as the supply of bespoke personal funds, the award of cash grants at the Team Evolution Speed Series and individual athlete bursaries. 

 

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