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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.

 

Working together - the Home Nations and BASI

As with most snowsports nations the UK has a number of organisations which are involved in the development of the sport. Each body respects and values the others. There are small, occasional overlaps in the remits but we do not seek to actively compete with each other, rather we recognise that for the sport to thrive we must work together in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.

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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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.

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