LSERSA

London & South East Regional Snowsports Association

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These are in approximate reverse chronological order of event. At the end is a list of Regional Skiers in National Squads together with links to their FIS pages where appropriate.


Snowsport England's Magazine - Piste - December 2011
The December 2011 issue of Snowsport England's Magazine Piste contains articles on Chemmy Alcott and Sally Woods.

Chemmy Alcott feature in 'Your Local Guardian'
In an article on 'Your Local Guardian' website Chemmy Alcott, ever the optimist, admits getting back to fitness has been mentally testing. Read the whole article on the 'Your Local Guardian' website.

Daily Mail article about Chemmy Alcott

There is a long article, with several pictures, in the Daily Mail of October 20th entitled "'I'll be back on the slopes next year': Skiing sensation Chemmy Alcott on her amazing recovery from horror crash that shattered her leg".

Read the full article by clicking here

LSERSA v ERSA v SRSA Tri-Regional Event - Saturday 15th October - Welwyn

This now traditional Tri-Region Ski Race (LSERSA v ERSA v SRSA) was this year organised by Eastern Region (ERSA) and took place on Saturday 15th October 2011 at Welwyn Garden City Ski Centre.

Full Results   See the Bulletin for details of the day.

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in the Tri Regional Event on Saturday 15th October 2011. Every one for LSERSA turned up on a lovely sunny autumn day. The racing was great with everyone cheering for their regions. All the racers seemed to enjoy the day and there was a lot of healthy rivalry going on together with smiles and fun. LSERSA came away with 1st Region Overall - Team A with Kieran Green, Frazer Southall, Dan Symons, Rachel Symons and Laurence Willows; 1st Place Plate - Team B with Jack Brown, Ben Champion, Sam Gaskin, Nikkie Vale and Harry Williams; and 3rd Place Plate - Team C with Paul Bunton, Peter Davies (stood in for the injured Greg Tuck), Kieran Southall, Merrick Southall and Lauren Vale. Two of our racers were injured during the races and I am pleased to hear they were not as serious as they first looked - best wishes go to Greg Tuck and Jamie Oliver who both had to retire in the league stages.

A big thank you to all those parents, and there were many of you, who officiated in one way or the other on the day - these events cannot run without you all. It is the turn of LSERSA to organise the event next year so looking forward to hopefully retaining some of our trophies. Thank you.

Tri Region 2011 Team Photo - click to see it bigger Tri Region Overall 1st 2011 - click to see it bigger Tri Region Plate 1st 2011 - click to see it bigger Tri Region Plate 3rd 2011 - click to see it bigger
ERSA's Pictures which do feature some LSERSA skiers.

Chemmy Alcott feature on the BBC web site
In an article on the BBC web site Chemmy Alcott rules out a return to racing this season as she battles back mentally and physically from her high-speed crash, but she does expect to be back skiing in the Spring. Read the whole article on the BBC web site.

Chemmy Alcott interviewed by Snow-Camp

Chemmy Alcott has given an interview to Snow-Camp on why she supports the Charity. In the interview, published in ‘In The Snow’ magazine, Chemmy also talks about what she has been up to over the last year, her ongoing recovery from the crash that shattered her leg in December 2010 and her hopes for the future.

See article on Snow-Camp's website and read the full interview here.

PlanetSKI speaks to ...... Ed Drake
Britain's number one male ski racer, Ed Drake, has been training hard this summer and looking forward to the coming season. Read the PlanetSKI interview and view the video.

Chemmy Alcott inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame
Chemmy Alcott has been inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame. At those games she also had the honour of holding the Olympic torch - see picture.

England Artificial Surface Squad - 2011

The following LSERSA skiers have been selected to the England Artificial Surface Squad 2011: Hannah Bozier, Ellen Hathway, Rebecca Pickup, Peter Baksh, Ben Clark, Dan Curtis and James Sieber

Full List

All England Championships

Congratulations to the following skiers from LSERSA affiliated clubs who appeared on the podium at the All England Championships at Norwich on 3rd/4th September: Sega Fairweather (Evolution) 1st Senior and 1st Overall Girl, Annie Usher (Aldershot) 1st Children 2, James Greenwood (Aldershot) 1st Senior and 2nd Overall Boy, James Gibb (Chatham) 2nd Junior 1, Lauren Vale (Bromley) 2nd Mini Girl, Toby Case (Aldershot) 1st Mini Boy and Aldershot 3rd in Inter-Club competition.

Full Results: Individual   Inter-Club

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans
Kelly Gallagher, GB's number one visually impaired skier, and her guide, Charlotte Evans, have again been selected to the British Disabled Ski Team World Cup squad for 2011-2012 - see the full list.

Darcie Mead and Max Moss interview each other in Racer Ready magazine

"It is summer time and Racer Ready caught up with two of the promising athletes coming into the junior FIS catgory. Max Moss and Darcie Mead are both looking to taking their promising Children's racing career into the FIS races but how do they see each other's careers?"

Read the article in the latest Race Ready magazine where they interview each other. Apply for a copy on Racer Ready's website.

Charlie Raposo in New Zealand
Read Charlie Raposo's thoughts on skiing (and other activities) in New Zealand, complete with pictures, on his website.

Video of Atomic/Ambition Race Camps at Hemel and Ipswich

The Atomic UK team were at Hemel Snow Centre and Suffolk Ski Centre to help coach over 100 young racers at the Ambition Racing camps. See a short video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG0UJ_lMvyY.

The Atomic/Ambition Race Camp series, also sponsored by SkiBartlett, is the UK's largest summer youth race training program and many LSERSA skiers attended, including those who won places as prizes at the LSERSA races at Bromley, Aldershot and Brentwood.

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans in New Zealand

Kelly Gallagher (a visually impaired skier) and Charlotte Evans (Kelly's guide) are spending August at an on-snow training camp in New Zealand which will culminate in their competing in the Winter Games NZ in Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom alongside other Olympic and Paralympic alpine skiers.

The focus of Charlotte and Kelly’s training will be on their team work and improving Kelly’s basic skiing skills. This is a perfect opportunity for the girls and would not have been possible without the substantial support provided by GetKidsGoing.

Follow Kelly on Twitter or Kelly's blog.

Pete Whelan, GB Ski Cross, gives his views on training etc

Peter Whelan talked to Racer Ready about his training, his plans for the summer, how he feels about Sochi and clothing in Ski Cross, support from BSS, the US X Games, learning about himself, BASI, how South America changed his career last year and how he prepares for a ski cross event.

Read the full article on Racer Ready's web site.

Winners of Ambition Racing Training Bursaries

This year Ambition Racing provided 6 training bursaries for some of the region's most talented young athletes (who must be registered with a club affiliated to LSERSA). Racers in the three youngest age groups had the chance to win FREE places on the Ambition-Atomic Race Camps this summer. See Ambition's Poster for more details.

At the Bromley race April Willows and Toby Case won places on the camp at the end of May.

At the Aldershot race Lauren Vale and Joseph Davey won places on one of the two camps at the end of July and beginning of August.

At the Brentwood race Lucy Woodward and Joshua Penning-Lambert won places on one of the two camps at the end of July and beginning of August.


Darcie Mead article in Croyden Guardian
Article about Darcie Mead in the Croydon Guardian dated 9th July 2011 headlined: Surbiton's Mead inspired by Chemmy.

Freestyle News - 6th July - British Snow Tour & Teams
Danielle Freeze is in English Freestyle B Team, Ski Cross.

British Schools Indoor Snow Championships 2011 - 8th May - results on ESSkiA site.
Surbiton HS won the girls' race and Reed's won the boys' race.

Inter Regional Team Event - Gloucester - 3rd July

The Inter Regional Team Event was held at Gloucester on Sunday 3rd July. The LSERSA teams were:

Team 1: Ben Clark, Beth Williams, Harry Williams, Nikkie Vale, James Gibb, Dan Symons, Jamie Williams.
Team 2: Paul Bunton, Klara Hommel, Kieren Greene, William Thompson, Caitlin Lewington, Charlie Wheelhouse, Ben Champion.

Reserve: Martin Hommel.

Well done to all - some very good skiing. LSERSA 1 came joint 4th in their group - just pipped to the post by Wales. Both LSERSA teams held their own against some very stiff competition. Full Results

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans

Kelly Gallagher (a visually impaired skier) and Charlotte Evans (Kelly's guide) are training as a team to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. This coming season Charlotte will be completing her undergraduate degree and wants to devote more time to study. Therefore Kelly and Charlotte are looking for a ski racer to become a stand-by training and race guide for the winter racing season 2011/12.

To read more about this see the three page PDF Could you be a race guide?.

Read more about Kelly and Charlotte's successful 2010/11 season on Kelly's blog.


Congratulations to Sally Woods for her Snowsport England 'Services to Skiing' Award
Sally Woods, our long serving Race Secretary, has won the Snowsport England 'Services to Skiing' Award, which includes Life Membership of Snowsport England. It was awarded for all her hard work and the huge contribution that she has made to Snowsport England throughout the many years she has been volunteering.
Congratulations Sally, it is thoroughly deserved.

Max Moss included in the British Alpine Junior Team
Max Moss, this year's overall British Childrens Champion has been added to the British Alpine Junior Team and been invited on the preparation camps for the BOA YOWG. See the list of LSERSA skiers and the full list on BSS's website.
 
Ambition Racing is moving its Alpine base
Ambition Racing is moving its Alpine base to Leogang in Austria - read the press release and see a picture of its new building.

LSERSA skiers selected to Team England Alpine Ski Team for 2011-2012
The following LSERSA Skiers have been selected to the Team England Alpine Ski Team for 2011-2012: Mollie Dendle, Laetitia Hawkins-Hooker, Alice MacAulay, Robert Willis
Full list on Britski web site.
Apologies for any errors and omissions - please let Alan Sandell know of any required changes.

LSERSA skiers selected to British Children's Ski Team for 2011-2012
The following LSERSA Skiers have been selected to the British Children's Ski Team for 2011-2012: Yasmin Cooper, India Moynihan.
Full list on BSS web site and British Children's Team web site.
Apologies for any errors and omissions - please let Alan Sandell know of any required changes.

Chemmy Alcott on Question of Sport Monday 9th May
Chemmy Alcott was on the edition of Question of Sport broadcast on Monday 9th May. She was in Matt Dawson's team with Michael Vaughan.

Marc Telling wins British Indoor Championships
To quote the latest SSE Newsletter: "In the mens competition, ex British Team member and now Ambition Ski Academy Programme Director Marc Telling put down two great runs to take the overall title. A great result for Marc considering he gets to stand on the side of the hill most days telling his athletes how it should be done and rarely gets to train for himself. Just goes to show he must know what he’s talking about! Marc was pushed very closely by one of his trainees, Ashley Hill (Ambition) and by English Team member Matt Thompson (Hemel & Impluse) in second and third place respectively." See the full article, with picture.

LSERSA skiers selected to British Alpine Ski Teams for 2011-2012
The following LSERSA Skiers have been selected to the various British Alpine Ski Teams for 2011-2012:
British Land Senior Alpine Ski team: Chemmy Alcott and Ed Drake
British Junior Alpine Ski Team: Elena Pocock, Imogen Taylor, Emily Evans, Roy-Alexander Steudle, Jack Gower and Nicholas Moynihan.
Nominated for attendance at BOA YOWG preparation camps: Darcie Mead.
Full list on BSS web site.

Chemmy Alcott is on Question of Sport - Monday 9th May
Chemmy Alcott is on the edition of Question of Sport to be broadcast on Monday 9th May at 22:35 in most regions. She is in Matt Dawson's team with Michael Vaughan. The program is usually repeated at 20:30 on the following Friday.

LSERSA skiers on the podium at the British Children's Championships
The 2011 British Children's Championships are being held in Meribel, France from 5th to 8th April 2011.
The following LSERSA skiers finished on the podium:
Minis Giant Slalom 2 - Girls: Alicja Krahelski and Lucy Bingle-Williams were 1st and 3rd.
Slalom 2 - Boys: Charles Raposo and Max Moss were 2nd and 3rd overall (both K2).
Slalom 1 - Boys: Max Moss and Charles Raposo were 1st and 2nd overall (both K2).
Minis Giant Slalom - Girls: Alicja Krahelski and Lucy Bingle-Williams were 1st and 3rd in MIN2.
Slalom 2 - Girls: Jessica Maiklem was 1st K2 (2nd overall).
Slalom 1 - Girls: Darcie Mead (K2) was 1st overall and Alice Taylor was 3rd K2.
Giant Slalom 2 - Boys: Charles Raposo and Max Moss were 1st and 2nd overall (both K2).
Giant Slalom 1 - Boys: Max Moss, Charles Raposo and Laurie Taylor were 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall (all K2)
Super G - Girls: Jessica Maiklem was 2nd K2 (2nd overall) with Darcie Mead 3rd K2 (4th overall).
Super G - Boys: Max Moss and Laurie Taylor were 1st and 2nd overall (both K2).
Results and other details  
Apologies for any errors and omissions - please let Alan Sandell know of any required changes.

Kelly Gallagher talks about her season with Charlotte Evans
Kelly Gallagher talks about her season with Charlotte Evans on BBC Radio Ulster last Saturday. She appears 3 hours 47 minutes into the programme available here on BBC iPlayer.
Their season stats: 18 races (3 cancelled, 3 DNFs, 3 Bronze, 7 Silver and 2 Gold) - 3rd in overall Europa Cup. Skied Austria, Spain, Italy and France. Leg of Ham throw in as last 'medal' of season!

LSERSA skiers on the podium at the Scottish Races - Courchevel
The following LSERSA skiers finished on the podium at the Scottish Races in Courchevel, France, 3rd - 8th April 2011:
Slalom 2 - Ladies: Alice Macaulay was 3rd Briton.
Giant Slalom 2 - Men: Bradley Morgan and Nicholas Moynihan were 2nd and 3rd Britons.
Slalom 1 - Ladies: Harriet Steggles was 1st Briton and 2nd overall.
Giant Slalom 1 - Men: Nicholas Moynihan was 1st Briton.
Boys Slalom: Laurie Taylor was 1st in run 1 and Max Moss, Charles Raposo and Laurie Taylor were 1st, 2nd and 3rd in run 2.
Girls Giant Slalom: Darcie Mead was 1st in the only run.
Boys Giant Slalom: Max Moss was 1st with Charles Raposo 2nd in both runs and Luke Riddell 3rd in run 2.
Girls Slalom: Darcie Mead was 1st in both runs.
Results and other details   FIS Page   Ambition Racing Blog (News & Pictures)   Racer Ready report - Tue
Apologies for any errors and omissions - please let Alan Sandell know of any required changes.

LSERSA skiers on the podium at the British National Ski Championships
The 2011 British National Championships are being held in Meribel, France from 27th March to 4th April 2011.
The following LSERSA skiers finished on the podium:
Junior Slalom - Men: Ashley Hill and Daniel Absalom were 2nd and 3rd Britons.
Junior Slalom - Ladies: Harriet Steggles was 1st Briton, 1st Junior and 2nd overall.
Junior GS - Men: Jack Gower was 1st Briton.
Overall - Ladies: Elena Pocock and Imogen Taylor were 2nd and 3rd with Imogen Taylor best Under 18.
Slalom - Men: Jack Gower was 1st Junior Briton.
Giant Slalom - Men: Nicholas Moynihan was 2nd Briton and 1st Under 18.
Slalom - Ladies: Harriet Steggles was 1st Briton and 2nd overall.
Junior Super G - Ladies: Imogen Taylor and Elena Pocock were 1st and 2nd overall. Imogen Taylor and Violet Miller were 1st and 2nd in the Junior 1 category.
Junior Super G - Men: Bradley Morgan was 2nd Briton and 1st Junior Briton with Roy Steudle 3rd Junior. Jack Gower and Nicholas Moynihan were 1st and 2nd in the Junior 1 category.
Super Combined - Ladies: Elena Pocock, Imogen Taylor and Emily Evans were 1st, 2nd and 3rd Britons (1st, 3rd and 4th overall)
Downhill - Ladies: Harriet Steggles and Imogen Taylor were 2nd and 3rd Britons (3rd and 4th overall). Imogen Taylor was 1st Junior Briton.
Downhill - Men: Bradley Morgan was 3rd Briton. Nicholas Moynihan was 1st Junior Briton.
Super G - Ladies: Elena Pocock and Imogen Taylor were 2nd and 3rd Britons (3rd and 4th overall).
Super G - Men: Bradley Morgan and James Foster were 2nd and 3rd Britons. Roy Steudle was 1st Junior Briton.
Results and other details   FIS Page   British Championships web site (News & Results)   British Ski Snowboard web site (News & Pictures)   Ambition Racing Blog (News & Pictures).
I think that sometimes when it says 'Junior' it may mean 'Under 18'. Apologies for any errors and omissions - please let Alan Sandell know of any required changes.

Drake out to reclaim British Ski title
Ed Drake hopes his troublesome ankle injury won't prevent him reclaiming the British Ski Championship title this week - article on YourLocalGuardian.co.uk.

Silver medal for Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans in Europa Cup Final Giant Slalom
Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans won the silver medal today (17 March) in Giant Slalom the IPC Alpine Skiing European Cup Finals in La Molina in Spain.
Official IPC European Cup results

Gold medal for Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans in Europa Cup Final Slalom
Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans won their first Gold together today (16 March) in slalom at Europa Cup Finals in slushy La Molina in Spain.

English Ski Cross team do well at first team event
A report on the first team event for the English Ski Cross team which includes Joanna Llewellyn and Dannielle Freeze.

Two more medals for Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans, in Austrian Championships
Visually Impaired skier Kelly Gallagher and her guide, Charlotte Evans, won the Silver medal in the Super G and the Bronze medal in the Super Combined at the Austrian National Championships.

Ed Drake hoping to be fit for British Championships
Kingston's Drake hoping to defend British ski title - article in Surrey Comet 4th March
Clock ticking for World Cup riders - article on Ski Club web site.
This week's (4th March) Ski Club Snowcast video includes a 1 min 40 sec interview with Ed Drake at 1:50 from the start.

Jack Gower best Briton at European Youth Olympics
Jack Gower recorded two top-25 finishes, 22nd in the giant slalom and 17th in the slalom, and was chosen as flag-bearer for the closing ceremony. Nick Moynihan and Emily Evans can also hold their heads high after their Liberec adventures.
Day by day results on BSS web site and links to other relevant news.
Article on morethanthegames web site.

Sky Sports News feature on Chemmy Alcott's rehabilitation
Sky Sports News broadcast a 10 minute feature on Chemmy Alcott's crash and rehabilitation on Monday evening (28th Feb). You can now see it, and a transcript of the inteview, on the Sky News web site by clicking here.

LSERSA skiers at English Alpine Championships
Reports of each day's races on Racer Ready's web site.
In the FIS Slalom, of the Britons, Charlotte Jesse was 1st JN1 with Alice Macaulay 2nd and Stephanie Espinosa 2nd JN2.
In the FIS Slalom males James Foster was 2nd Briton (1st SEN), with Ashley Hill was 3rd and 1st JN2 with Bradley Morgan one place behind. Nicholas Moynihan was 1st JN1 Briton.
In the FIS Giant Slalom Aaron Tipping was 2nd Briton with James Foster 3rd.
Alicja Krahelski won the Minis Giant Slalom.
In the NJR Super-G Imogen Taylor was 3rd overall and 1st Briton (1st JN1) and Bradley Morgan was 2nd Briton (JN2) with James Foster two places behind (2nd SEN).
In the Children's Slalom Rebecca Brown was 1st and Darcie Mead 3rd (both CH2) and Max Moss (CH2) won the boys' race.
In the NJR FIS Giant Slalom Charlotte Jesse was 2nd Briton and 1st JN1 with Violet Miller (JN1) one place behind.
In the Male race, Nicholas Moynihan was 1st Briton (1st JN1).
In the NJR FIS Slalom LSERSA skiers took all the gold medals.
Emily Evans was 2nd overall and 1st Briton (1st JN1), with Imogen Taylor 4th overall and 2nd Briton (2nd JN1), Elena Pocock 3rd Briton (1st JN2) and Alice Macaulay was 3rd JN1.
In the Male race, Ashley Hill was 1st Briton (1st JN2) and Nicholas Moynihan 2nd Briton (1st JN1).
Full Results   English Alpine Championships web site

Chemmy Alcott: my Saturday job
Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott describes how a job in advertising helped her reach the top of her sport. See the article in the Guardian on 19 February 2011.

EYOWF: Gower arrives in Liberec as the one to beat
Jack Gower might be arriving at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival as the man to beat - but the alpine skier insists he won't be making any bold gold-medal predictions.
Read the whole article, with picture, on the morethanthegames web site.
Jack's FIS page

EYOWF: Evans looking to follow in Alcotts ski-tracks
Emily Evans admits she's relishing the chance to follow in the tracks of British skiing's pin-up girl Chemmy Alcott at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Liberec this week.
Read the whole article, with picture, on the morethanthegames web site.
Emily's FIS page

BOA chairman Lord Colin Moynihan writes about European Youth Olympics
Lord Colin Moynihan wishes the 15 Brits, that include his son Nick Moynihan, Emily Evans and Jack Gower, good luck ahead of their trip to the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Liberec next week.
See the Guest Blog on the morethanthegames web site.

Ambition Race Team - Press Release - February 2011
Ambition Race Team Update - 10th Feb 2010 - ‘Blistering start for Ambition Race Team’. See Press Release and Pictures.

Jack Gower does well at Alpine World Junior Championships
Jack Gower finished 50th in the Giant Slalom event with a total time of 2mins 33secs, the highest ranking for his age group. Further success followed in the Slalom where he came 54th only 6 seconds behind Liechtenstein's Marco Pfiffner, the highest ranking athlete in Jack's age group.
See the story (on BSS web site), Jack's FIS page and FIS's event page.

LSERSA skiers do well at the British Schoolgirls' Races
LSERSA skiers did well at British Schoolgirls' Races - Flaine, France 31st January - 1st February 2011
Emily Evans won the Junior Slalom and Giant Slalom. Darcie Mead (Surbiton) won the Children Slalom, was third in the Giant Slalom race and took the overall prize.
Prizewinners and Full Results on The Ladies' Ski Club web site.

LSERSA skiers take all the Gold medals at the British Schoolboys' Races
LSERSA skiers won all the Gold medals at the British Schoolboys' Races in Meiringen, SUI, 30th January - 1st February 2011
Roy Steudle (Reed's) won the Junior Slalom and Giant Slalom. James Petrie (Box Hill) won both the Children Giant Slalom races. In the Slalom James Sieber (Reed's) won the first race and James Petrie came second with the positions reversed in the second race.
Full Results

Jack Gower: World Junior 1 GS Champion
Team GB has a Ski World Champion, Jack Gower: World Junior 1 GS Champion. Read all about him in Racer Ready Magazine

Emily Evans, Jack Gower and Nicholas Moynihan going to European Youth Olympic Festival
The British Olympic Association have named a 15-strong squad for the 2011 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Liberec, Czech Republic, 12th - 19th February 2011. It includes Emily Evans, Jack Gower and Nicholas Moynihan.
See the stories on British Ski Snowboard web site, Snowsport England web site, BoxScore World Sportswire site, and the Morethanthegames web site (with picture).

Ed Drake scores his first World Cup points and qualifies for World Championships
Ed Drake finished 26th in the Super-Combined in Chamonix on 30 January 2011, gained his first World Cup points and qualified for the World Championships.
See the report on BSS's web site (with picture), report on Racer Ready's web site, the report on Ski Club's web site, Ed's FIS page and the Super-Combined race results.

More success for Ambition Racing - at Welsh Championships
Ambition Racing children got a 1-2 in the Childrens Giant Slalom. Will Wheeler taking the GS title with Max Asquith in 2nd place. Will was also 3rd in Slalom, that combined with the GS win meant he also secured the combined title.
Welsh Championship results.

Paralympian Gallagher delight at world ski medals
More on the BBC web site about Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans and their success at the IPC World Championships in Sestriere. Click here.

Roy Steudle wins FIS Giant Slalom
Roy Steudle (Ambition Racing) won the FIS Giant Slalom at the Welsh Championships on 25th January. Click here for the full results and Roy's FIS page.

Latest News/Blog from Chemmy Alcott
Latest News/Blog from Chemmy Alcott - 21st January 2011 - describes her recovery progress.

Charlotte Evans guides Kelly Gallagher to two World Championship Medals
In a first for the Great Britain team VI athlete Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans pushed the BDST competition envelope that little bit higher with the country's first World Championship medal in Paralympic Alpine. A solid performance over both runs of the Slalom meant the pair's combined score kept them on for a podium to finish in silver position. An emotional time at the medal ceremony and a very proud support team.
The pairing of Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans produced further success for the British team in Saturday's Giant Slalom race in Sestriere. Taking forward the confidence gained in the slalom race on Thursday they were determined to see their medal haul increase. Winning the bronze medal provided TeamGB with a strong memento of their most successful ever World Championship competition. Seeing the UK flag being raised for the second time at these world championships was a magnificent moment for the British Disabled Alpine team.
Click here and scroll down for details and pictures.
The 2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships took place in Sestriere, Italy from 15-23 January 2011. It was the largest gathering of Paralympic Winter Sport since the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. For full detail and results visit the IPC Alpine Skiing website

Darcie Mead's New Year Success - Press Release
Team Evolution have issued a Press Release, including a link to pictures, about Darcie Mead's successes in the New Year races.
Direct link to the pictures.

British skiing pin-up insists she'll be fit for Strictly Come Dancing after shattering leg
Chemmy Alcott is determined to be fit enough to take part in the next series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, according to an article in the Mail Online.
Read the whole article, with pictures, on the Mail Online website.

Ambition are 2011 BARSC Club Champions!!
The Ambition Race Team finished off a highly successful week in Champoluc, Italy by being named BARSC Club Champions in their first year as a BARSC Club.
See the News Item on their new web site

Team Evolution New Year Success
Team Evolution have issued a Press Release, including pictures, about their successes in the New Year races. Darcie Mead and Max Moss are mentioned.

LSERSA skiers do well in Anglo-Scottish Cup, 2nd/3rd January 2011, Les Houches, FRA
In the Bairns (Minis) races Alicja Krahelski won both girl's races with Abigail Bruce second each time. Harry Deighton was third in both boy's races.
In the Childrens races Darcie Mead won the girl's Slalom and came second in the Giant Slalom. Charlie Raposo won the boy's Giant Slalom with Laurie Taylor second in both the Giant Slalom and Slalom.
Full Results

Charlotte Evans guides Kelly Gallagher to 3 Europa Cup Medals
The British Disabled Ski Team had great success in the IPCAS European Cup in Kuethai, Austria (16 - 19 Dec 2010). Kelly Gallagher, from Northern Ireland, in the women's visually impaired section, and her new guide Charlotte Evans won a Bronze and two Silver medals, in the Slalom and Giant Slalom (twice).
Click here for details and pictures.   Official IPC European Cup results

Chemmy Alcott interviewed on Radio 5 live
As part of an hour long programme on Radio 5 Live which concentrated on winter sports Chemmy was interviewed, at about 25:50 in. The programme is currently on iPlayer here.

Ski and snowboard funding slashed
Ski and snowboard funding slashed - UK Sport will offer no funding for British skiing and snowboarding during the Sochi 2014 cycle.
See the story on the Ski Club web site.

Winters and losers: skiers and skaters face funding freeze
In his blog on the BBC Sport web site, Ollie Williams reflects on the recent UK Sport funding announcement concerning Winter Sports. In it he says "Britain's top alpine skier, Chemmy Alcott, broke down in tears reflecting on a week where she broke her leg and lost more than £60000-a-year in funding. More...
It includes a video interview with Chemmy.
See also her Facebook page: Team Chemmy and follow her on Twitter: @ChemmySki.

Chemmy Alcott: I love skiing, it is my life
"I'm trying not to make any rash decisions about my future, but I really want to get back to skiing. I love skiing, it is my life."
Twickenham's Alcott: I'll not make any rash decisions Elmbridge Guardian - 7th Dec
Chemmy's Video from her hospital bed on Facebook

LSERSA Elite Student Skiers
BUSC (British Universities Snowsports Council) Elite Athlete Squad has been consolidated this year in order to allow university athletes who excel at alpine skiing an opportunity to train and race at FIS standard while still focusing on their studies.   The following LSERSA skiers have been selected: Peter Bruton (Team A), Franki Simmonds (A), Jemima Barnes (B), Danielle Freeze (C) and Dan Curtis (C).   Click here for more details and a full list of the teams.
The following LSERSA skiers have been selected to attend the Winter World Student Games in Erzurum, Turkey, 27 January 2011: Peter Bruton and Franki Simmonds.   Full list.

Chemmy Alcott comments on her accident
Chemmy Alcott: for a moment I thought it was the end - Daily Telegraph - 6th Dec
Chemmy Alcott: I thought I was dying. I'd never known pain like it - Daily Mail - 6th Dec

Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg - out for the season - more news
Great Britain's Chemmy Alcott ruled out for entire ski season after breaking leg in high-speed crash - Daily Telegraph - 4 Dec

Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg - out for the season - more
British skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg in Lake Louise - recovering - BBC
British skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg in Lake Louise - BBC
British skiing's pin-up girl Chemmy Alcott is airlifted from slopes after breaking her leg in horror crash - Daily Mail
Chemmy Alcott breaks leg in practice crash - Reuters
Chemmy Alcott breaks leg in crash in Lake Louise - The Guardian
Skiing: Broken leg for Alcott - Sky Sports News
Chemmy Alcott's season might be over - Associated Press on ESPN
British skier fractures leg in downhill crash - Yahoo News

Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg - out for the season
This from Sporting Life:
Great Britain's leading skier Chemmy Alcott has suffered a broken leg on the eve of the opening World Cup downhill race in Lake Louise and could now be ruled out for the season.
The 28-year-old was airlifted from the mountain to hospital in Banff after crashing during practice and underwent an operation.
Alcott wrote on social networking site Twitter: "Thank you everyone for everything. Insane that something that brings you so much pleasure can also bring so much pain."
Twitter: @ChemmySki   Facebook: Team Chemmy

Jack Brown to represent GB youth at World Championships in Garmisch in February
Jack Brown has been chosen as one of only two youngsters to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Garmisch (Germany) in February on an international youth camp. This involves him on various official type ambassador type activities with other international young skiers as well as the opportunity to meet some of the athletes taking part in the world championships and seeing the event. He will also get the chance to ski out there!
The youngsters were chosen by recommendation from their clubs for what they put back into the sport for others - Jack at present is helping to coach at four Folkestone sessions plus one session of the 'Bring Skiing to Schools' set up by Gwenderlyne Southall. Folkestone ski club are helping Jack to raise the funds to get there and the interantional committee will pay for his acccomodation and all other expenses once he is there.

Regional Skiers in 2010/11 National Squads

together with links to their FIS pages and web sites
The British Alpine Ski Teams
  Alpine Senior Team
    Chemmy Alcott Her FIS page BSS Profile Twitter Facebook
    Ed Drake His FIS page BSS Profile
    Louise Thomas Her FIS page BSS Profile
  Alpine Junior Team
    Emily Evans Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Jack Gower His FIS page BSS Profile
    Natalia Harte Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Ashley Hill His FIS page
    Zac Jesse His FIS page BSS Profile
    Alice MacAulay Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Violet Miller Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Nicholas Moynihan His FIS page BSS Profile
    Harriet Steggles Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Imogen Taylor Her FIS page BSS Profile
  Alpine Children's Team
    Guilia Harte BSS Profile
    Darcie Mead BSS Profile
    Max Moss
    India Moynihan BSS Profile
    Charlie Raposo BSS Profile
    Isadora Taylor BSS Profile
 
The British Disabled Ski Team
    Charlotte Evans - guide to Kelly Gallagher Twitter
 
Team England Alpine Junior Ski team
    Charlotte Jesse Her FIS page
    Mollie Dendle Her FIS page
    Stephanie Espinosa Her FIS page    
    Eloise Greenhalgh    
    Alice MacAulay    
    Jake De Haan His FIS page
    Mary Denning
(Collegiate)
Her FIS page
 
England Artificial Surface Squad - 2011
    Hannah Bozier
    Ellen Hathway
    Rebecca Pickup
    Peter Baksh
    Benjamin Clark
    Daniel Curtis
    James Sieber
 
British Freestyle Ski Squad - Skier Cross
    Peter Whelan His FIS page
 
English Freestyle Ski Squad - Skier Cross
    Danielle Freeze Her FIS page

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Last updated: 29th October 2011