A Vist to Stoke for Chemmy Alcott
Stoke Ski Centre hosted the Stoke
Club National recently, with some exciting competition seeing some close
finishing times and producing winning performances from Minis Charley
Fellows (TEL); Oliver Weeks (MID) and also for Hannah Bozier (ASR ASR)
and James Sieber (ASR AMB).
The newly refurbished
clubhouse at Stoke, has bought interest from lots of people, both old
and new members, getting them back to ski and socialise. One of which
was British female number one alpine ski racer, Chemmy Alcott, invited
to the event by the centre, which on the announcement, initiated another
forty entries to the race!
Stephen Ward of Stoke Ski
Centre said; ‘Chemmy was absolutely fantastic, she took time to speak to
everyone and made the whole day very special for us all at Stoke Ski
Chemmy gave encouragement to
all racers, signing a number of autographs and donating her signed world
cup bib to go on show in the club lodge café bar.
Thanks to their sponsors, Stoke Ski Centre have produced a video of this fantastic day which can be
Snowsport England Launches Own Insurance Scheme
England, the governing body for snowsports in England, has launched a
new travel insurance scheme specifically designed to meet the needs of
its coaches and competitive snowsport athletes. It also covers your
normal recreational skier as well.
The policies can be bought online via a secure website
www.snowsportenglandinsurance.com or over the telephone on + 44 (0)1732 853 192
You can arrange cover for one, two or all three of these categories:
PERFORMER - covers race training & racing in FIS and BASS races and
because many Performers are under 18, there's cover for accompanied
travel as a minor. Suitable for Freestyle, Snowboard & Nordic too.
COACH / INSTRUCTOR / ASCL - covers courses (including course fees) and
working as an instructor, coach or ACL.
RECREATIONAL - Automatically covered, it includes off-piste skiing with
or without a guide and you can select up to £2,000 cover for your
equipment and personal possessions. Of course, you don't have to always
be on snow - your policy will also cover other types of trip like summer
mountain biking, watersports or just lazing under the sun.
Tim Fawke, Chief Executive of Snowsport England said
travel insurance that caters for ski racing, freestyle skiing and
snowboarding competition, has been a bug bear of athletes for many years
so we decided to approach the insurance market and organise our own
scheme. Our main focus was to be able to offer our performers, coaches
and alpine ski course leaders, an insurance scheme that specifically
covered the activities they would be taking part in while abroad. Many
of our racers are still minors so it was also important to offer them
the ability to have a policy in their own right for when going on club
trips without their parents. For coaches we have ensured that course
fees are included within the cancellation cover. "
Mike Welby, Director of Dogtag who arranged the scheme and built the transactional website, said
"We are delighted to be working with Snowsport England and believe we have
created a product that fits the detailed brief that was formulated over
a series of meetings. Our key objective was to ensure that
policyholders could be certain that they are covered to take part in
their particular activity and also to deliver at a price that is
competitive. We are particularly pleased that Snowsport England are
going to plough much of the commission income back into funding the
For further information please contact Tim Fawke at Tim@snowsportengland.org.uk
Team England Alpine Ski Team
Snowsport England is pleased to
announce that the following athletes have been selected to join Team
England Alpine Ski Team for the 2011/2012 season.
Team Selection 2011/2012
|Full Team Status
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|Sam Todd Saunders
Invited to train with Team England
on the recent selection, Head Coach Chris Park is “delighted with the
selected Team, and the addition of Jo Ryding to the coaching staff, and
excited to begin work for the new season”.
New National Telemark Festival 2011
31st July 2011, 1pm-5pm
the success of the last 3 Midland Telemark Festivals and the delivery
of the UK’s 1st indoor Telemark course last summer, we feel proud to be
able to open this years Festival up to the Nation…..
you are an experienced Telemark skier or just fancy trying something
different in the world of Snow Sports, this is a unique opportunity to
enjoy an afternoon of what Telemark has to offer.
you are a Telemark enthusiast this is a great day to obtain some high
level coaching from Telemark trainers and socialise with other like
minded Telemark skiers.
If you have never tried Telemark skiing before, then why not come along and try a Taster Session.
The afternoon on the slope costs £50 per person, including coaching and the afternoon taster sessions.
Book online at
www.snowdome.co.uk or call 08448 000011.
Telemark equipment is also available for hire.
Third New Development Officer for Snowsport England!
Hello! I am Debbie Groom, the new Snowsports Development Officer for Central England.
have already met some and I’m very much looking forward to meeting more
of you to continue the good work already being done with both clubs and
have been passionately involved in a variety of sports from a very
young age, playing at both local and county
level. My experience includes working within the private
sector, within education as a Sports Development Officer and School
Sport Coordinator, in the media and in volunteering as a coach for a
range of clubs, more recently leading running groups for Run in
learnt to ski over fifteen years ago on Skewbridge dry slope, in
Rushden and have continued to ski recreationally since then, knowing the
immense satisfaction that can be gained out of snowsport.
I am excited about working as part of the sports development team to deliver our NGB Whole Sport Plan 2009 – 2013.
- Central England (CESA, ERSA)
- 4 Priority Sites: Midland, Norfolk, Sheffield, Stoke.
National Lead on
- Coach Development
- School/Education (ESSKIA)
feel free to get in touch with me if you have any queries about how
your club and/or facility would like to develop within the Central
See you soon
|Snowsport England is Moving
Snowsport England move office to SportPark Loughborough
exciting phase in the long history of Snowsport England (formerly
the English Ski Council) will take place this summer. The head
office, which has been based in council premises above the area
Library in Halesowen since the organisation began in 1979,
will move to Sports Park in Loughborough, part of the Loughborough
University complex. The move has come about due to the Council lease
expiring on the current office and their wishing to re utilise these for
themselves. Following this the Board looked upon this as an
opportunity to review future office requirements, the organisations
needs and where should it be located to best deliver for the sport and
is a great opportunity for Snowsport England to enhance its operations
and culture, creating a more dynamic organisation within the
current economic environment.
will also raise our profile with other National Governing Bodies and
give us the ability to learn from, and interact with, other sports . It
will involve a steep learning curve and I hope all members will help
with the challenge ahead.
move will happen in August /September time and more details will be
given out once this has been finalised. Your support is essential in
helping to develop Snowsport England into a modern National Governing
this change in location for the office there is going to be a change in
the staffing. We have gone through a consultation period with the
office staff and due to the distance of the move it is with deep regret
that none of the office staff will be relocating to the new office. This
is a disappointment as they have contributed to the development of
Snowsport England and have been very loyal to the organisation. In
particular I would like to thank Jenny who has been with the
organisation for over 20 years and knows an awful lot of the members
individually. They all do a fantastic job which has been
challenging over recent months with all the uncertainty placed on them
due to the office move. The current staff will finish on the 16th
Other Snowsport England News
·The AGM for 2011 is fast approaching and is due to take place on the 18th June at Sports Part, Loughborough University.
· Join Snowsport England on Facebook for all the latest information, Follow the link; Snowsport England Facebook Page.
·Booking is now open for the 2011 Coaching Conference. Taking place on the 17th/ 18th September at the Chill Factor.
Click Book Now to go to the booking pages.