LSERSA - Freestyle News - 23rd February 2008

Freestyle News - 23rd February 2008

It has been a busy week in Freestyle and there are many items to advise you of. For all the details please goto The Freestyle Web Site . Below are the events that will be happening soon, or the ones that you should be thinking about booking onto, if you want to take part.
 
 The next moguls training session will be at Sno!Zone, Castleford on Sunday 24th Feb 2008 from 5-8pm. After this the next session will be 9th March. To book on follow this link. Note the on-line booking can be found under recreational ski & Sunday moguls training. Sessions cost £36.
 
The on-line registration is now live for the Brits 2008 in Laax. The series of events will take place from March 29th to April 5th 2008. If you are taking part now is the time to register.
 
The next Salomon Grom Camp will take place on Feb 28th at Chill Factore, Manchester between 7 and 9:30pm. After this the next session will be March 9th at Rossendale. You can find more details about this and the other sessions by going to The Grom Camp Web site.
 
 For those of you who may be going to Scotland there are a number of Freestyle competitions taking place at the Scottish resorts over the next few weeks. Scotland currently has some of the best snow conditions for years. The next competition is planned for this Sunday (24th Feb), but details can be found here.
 
 Summer is not that far away so it is time to start and plan for the British Freeski Camps 2008. The training will be for week sessions between 12th July and 9th August. The Saas Fee Ride competition will be on July 19th 2008.
 
 Easter will see the SnoTribe Camps in Laax, Switzerland for 2 weeks over Easter (29 March to 5th April then again 5th April to 12th April). So no matter when your holidays are you should find at least one of the weeks fits! More details can be found here.
 
  The next moguls competition to take place in the UK will be at Sno!zone, Castleford on Saturday, April 19th 2008. On-line entry for this competition is now available from here. More details are also on this link.
 
  Those of you who are thinking of applying to be members of the British or English Freestyle squads please note that the deadlines and selection criteria for these can be found on the here.
 
 Finally...Making a difference...

Snowsport the governing body for Snowsports in is a Company limited by guarantee and therefore has a board structure. At the AGM in 2006, the number of Directors was raised from a maximum of six to a maximum of eight, currently there are six Directors, including a Chairman and Finance Director.

Directors are elected annually at the AGM, held each year in May, with nominations being made around two months in advance.

Any person over the age of eighteen can stand for election to the Board subject to nomination by two Full Member organisations. The only role where a "qualification" is required is that of Finance Director, ideally that person has a very good knowledge of accounting practices etc.

Ideally, other Directors elected to the Board may have an interest in Snowsports but this is not a pre-requisite. Directors can be from diverse backgrounds, but knowledge of or interest in Coaching, Marketing, IT, Child Welfare, Disability etc will be beneficial to the organisation.

Over the past three years, the current Board have worked very hard to get "the Business" right, and now has excellent financial control and governance structures in place. Apart from a small number of employed office and coaching staff, all positions including those of Director, are unpaid.

The Board meets around eight times a year, some of these are by conference call to avoid travelling, but it is a commitment that you make when taking on the role. Ideally Directors are not just attending Board meetings but are also contributing between meetings in their area of knowledge or representing Snowsport at meetings.

If you are interested in standing for the Board of Snowsport then ensure you put your nominations in. If you would like more details, without making a commitment then please contact Stewart Smith, Snowsport Chairman Tel. Office 0114 2180616, mobile 007980 735738 or email chair@snowsportengland.org.uk