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Influential Women in Snowsport - the Snowsport England Dryslope Ambassadors

In relation to our Women in Snowsport themed newsletter this week, we spoke to 3 of the Snowsport England Dryslope Ambassadors to find a bit more about how they got into ski racing and who inspires them as well as an insight into their work as ambassadors for the sport.

 

Nicole Shering, 18, Aldershot Ski Club

 Photo: Racer Ready Ski Magazine

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TASS PUTS TALENTED ATHLETES IN THE PICTURE

NEW FILM HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF DUAL CAREER APPROACH 

Student athletes from across England have teamed up to showcase the value of pursuing full-time education alongside performance sport. 

In a revealing short film commissioned by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), a range of athletes prove it is possible to thrive within a supported dual career programme. 

2018/19 Cross Country squads confirmed

The past season saw breakthrough results for the British Cross Country Team and with the announcement of the squads for 2018/19, there is the anticipation of more great performances just around the corner.

Last season Andrew Musgrave earned a World Cup podium and Britain’s highest-ever individual Olympic cross country result, while Andrew Young and James Clugnet combined for ninth in a World Cup team sprint event.

Home Nations Align Snowsports Pathway

The UK’s snowsports home nation governing bodies, Snowsport England, Snowsport Wales and Snowsport Scotland have announced a two year initiative to align their instructor, coach and leader qualifications into a single set of UK awards, fully harmonised with other training associations servicing the snowsports workforce. This new initiative comes under a backdrop of closer collaboration between the home nations, BSS and other service providers to the snowsports industry. 

Foundation assists record number of athletes

After assisting five athletes last year, the British Ski & Snowboard National Foundation has announced a record number of grants ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Thirteen individual athletes from Alpine, Cross Country, Park & Pipe, Ski Cross and Moguls will receive grants, while an additional grant has been made to the Futures Project which supports the development of freestyle skiing and snowboard skills for under-18s.

The Telegraph’s Alpine Festival Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

This year the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will celebrate their 45th Anniversary, returning to Battersea Park 25th – 28th October 2018. With even more attractions and entertainment, this years’ event has truly evolved from a show into a “Festival” for all ages to celebrate the winter season ahead!

ELLIE SOUTTER 2000-2018

Snowsport England is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ellie Soutter, 18.

Ellie was one of the country’s best up-and-coming snowboarders, competing in both snowboard cross and freeride.

A bronze medallist in snowboard cross at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Erzurum, Turkey, Ellie claimed Team GB’s only medal of the event.

All-female event brings in snowboarders from around the country

An annual all-female snowboarding event brought a chill to Norfolk earlier this year

 

 

 

 

A snowboarder at Wicked Sisters, an all-female snowboarding event in Norwich. PHOTO: Norfolk Snowsports Club.

A snowboarder at Wicked Sisters, an all-female snowboarding event in Norwich. PHOTO: Norfolk Snowsports Club.

 

Top student-athletes celebrated at 2018 TASS Stars Awards

Five talented athletes from across England have been revealed as 2018 TASS Stars Awards winners in celebration of an exceptional year of performances both on and off the field.

More than 400 TASS-supported athletes were eligible to be put forward for an award and from the scores of nominations received, a shortlist of fourteen finalists came together at a presentation afternoon alongside the Müller Anniversary Games in London.

IOC confirms Ski Big Air for 2022 Olympic programme

The International Olympic Committee announced overnight that Ski Big Air will be included in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme, a decision welcomed by British Ski & Snowboard. With Great Britain already home to a host of world class freestyle skiers competing successfully in Big Air events at World Cups and X-Games, there is the realistic proposition of Team GB vying for more freestyle skiing medals in four years’ time.

 Photo: Tommy Pyatt

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