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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. 

 

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.

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