YOUR chance to have YOUR say!! – Sport England 'Sport Satisfaction Survey'
is your chance to have your say about snowsports in England and to help
give your support by showing Sport England how much snowsports is
enjoyed and valued.
the moment we are behind most sports for the number of club members who
have completed the survey (only 99 club members.) Other sports like
weight lifting, waterskiing, climbing, rounders, angling, table tennis,
orienteering, baseball and even shooting are ahead of us by more than
show how competitive Skiers and Snowboarders are and get the numbers
up! Please remember to tick the box when asked that you are a member of
an affiliated club.
survey issued by Sport England will help drive and shape sport in
England in the years to come as we work to deliver a lasting legacy from
the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
survey will establish how satisfied you are with the quality of your
sporting experience when taking part in snowsports.
become part of this unique project and help shape the future of sport
in England, please click on the link below – your help and time would be
much appreciated by snowsports and Sport England.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the
Ipsos MORI team at SportEnglandSurvey@ipsos-mori.com
20 Snow-Camp Young People Gain Level 1 Instructor Certificates!
“A fantastic and beneficial project that just keeps getting better”
Martin Bell (British Olympic Skier)
charity Snow-Camp has just returned from their latest adventure in the
French Alps, but this time with 20 young people having been recognised
as trained ski instructors. For the first time since the charity was
established in 2003, the Snow-Camp Excel programme, launched in 2010
with Sport England funding, gave young people the chance to gain a
Snowsport England Level 1 instructor qualification.
the week held in Les 2 Alpes, the young people also gained first hand
experience by shadowing full time instructors from the European Ski
School. Jeremy Edwards, Director of the School, gave the group intensive
workshops focusing on teaching skiing and snowboarding techniques.
said ‘It has been a great pleasure for myself and the team of
instructors here at the European Ski & Snowboard School to
have been involved in the training of the Snow-Camp students
in preparation for their Level 1 qualification. All
students progressed well during their week with us, as they
shadowed our instructors teaching during a busy ski school week. We
are so pleased that all students successfully trained and received
certificates rewarding them for their commitment and hard work.’
Pullin and Chris Exall from Snowsport England came out to resort to put
the young people through the final assessment day, and were happy to be
handing out Level 1 certificates to all the young people. Tim Fawke,
CEO of Snowsport England said, ‘This is a big step forward for
Snow-Camp. They have now taken young people from inner city areas,
introduced them to snowsports and got them all the way to being trained
as ski instructors. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone
involved and could be life changing for the young people concerned’
students, who represented youth projects from across London, had all
completed previous Snow-Camp programmes before having the chance to
begin the Excel programme. During the course they completed 8 UK based
days at Milton Keynes SNO!zone, as well as first aid and child
protection training, before heading out to Les 2 Alpes. Emma Martin,
Snow-Camp Project Manager said ‘This is a fantastic achievement for
Snow-Camp and the young people involved. We’re so excited to be able to
support these young people in gaining their Level 1 instructor
qualification and can’t wait to get them teaching a new generation of
Snow-Camp participants on our forthcoming summer courses’
will now be employing a number of the newly qualified young people to
teach their peers on Snow-Camp London beginner programmes, starting this
summer. They will also gain further experience working in the ski
industry through work placements provided as part of Snow-Camp’s Peak
Charlish, Snow-Camp’s Director said. ‘This is a very big day for
everyone that has been involved with Snow-Camp over the past 8 years. We
are all so proud of the effort and commitment these young people have
shown to reach this level and gain their qualification. It’s also a
major milestone in the charities development and shows beyond doubt the
huge potential inner city young people have to excel in snowsports when
given the opportunity.’
more information on all the Snow-Camp programmes, please contact
Snow-Camp Project Manager, Emma Martin on 07545 431824. To support
Snow-Camp or for more information about the charity, please see www.snow-camp.org.uk
Freestyle Skier announced as a ICAP Scholar for 2011
Youth Sport Trust in association with ICAP plc is delighted to be
supporting 22 talented young athletes through the ICAP Scholarship
programme and this year includes Tyler Jay Harding - Freestyle Skier – A
huge congratulation to Tyler!
a report on Tylers progress at the 2 week Talent ID Camp at
Laax, Switzerland, from his Salomon and Oakley team manager, Pat
Sharples. Tyler has just gone for it over the last 2 weeks of
training and put in maximum effort everyday and it has paid off big
time! I had plans for Tyler before we came to Saas fee and he has
achieved and done more than I expected while we have been here! He now
has a great comp run with so many tech tricks with good amplitude on
each hit in the pipe. Tyler has never had that much chance to train pipe
but I know now he can be up there with the worlds best. I think he has
got the right mind and attitude to start doing double flips in the pipe
which no other Brits has yet done. His general all round skiing
has also improved and I feel this has been a big part of his success out
here but still needs to do more work on his general ski skills which I
know we can get sorted with a bit more time training on snow.
Watch one of Tyler's runs in training -
well Tyler has the possibility of a Youth Olympic place and world cup
events so he needs as much time in the half pipe as possible. He's
really excited about the upcoming opportunities, and we are too!
disciplines include Big Air, Slopestyle and Half Pipe and come
highlights of Tylers career so far include: Being picked to represent
the UK on the Disney Next X Show, filmed in Tignes, France,
in March 2010, winning Gold medals at the Brits in laax,
Switzerland for the past 3 years, winning the Farmers Jam Weekend
overall in August 2010, being No 1 in UK in the British,
being No 1 in UK in the British Snow Tour rankings..
For more details on the ICAP Scholarship programme
Anglo / Welsh Indoor Championships 23rd April 2011
British Indoor Ski Championships 24th April 2011
the Easter bank holiday weekend saw some scorching weather conditions
for most of the country, 150 of Britain’s up and coming ski racers spent
the weekend in the freezing conditions (-2 degrees celsius) at the
Chill Factore indoor ski slope in Manchester to compete for the titles
of English, Welsh and British Indoor Skiing Championships.
a weekend of indoor ski races, sponsored by Salomon UK, Snow & Rock
and Hestra Gloves there was some fantastic ski racing demonstrating the
strength in depth of the British domestic scene.
you would expect, the Championship titles were taken by the most
experienced racers in the field, though there were a few
surprises! Jo Ryding (Kandahar Ski Club) dominated the field of
women racers winning the British title by a clear margin ahead of
Charlotte Gould (Telford) and Beth Widdup (Chill Factore & Dragons
Alpine). 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. A mention also has to go to Welsh team
member Andy Davies (Cardiff & Dragons Alpine) who put down the
fastest 2nd run time, just to keep the rest of the field on their
toes. Andy finished in 5th place overall.
indoor championships titles were won in the womens competition by Megan
Jenkins (Norfolk & British Ski Academy) and in the mens event by
Andy Davies (Cardiff & Dragons Alpine). English titles were
taken in the womens event by Charlotte Gould (Telford) and in the mens
competition by Matt Thompson (Hemel & Impluse).
summer season of artificial slope races moves on this weekend with two
days of outdoor races at Norfolk and returns to the Chill Factore for
more indoor races at the end of May with the Welsh series of Celtic Cup
races sponsored by Champery, Switzerland.
Photographs attached – Winners Jo Ryding & Marc Telling (Credit Crank Photo)
For more information, contact;
Chief Executive, Snowsport Wales
Tel: 07779 623925
The British Universities Snowsports Championships 2011
hundred lucky Loughborough University ‘Sno’ Club members travelled to
France this Easter to join a massive 1700 students from across the
country for the British Universities Snowsports Championships (BUSC) in
Tignes, France for a week of Snowsports competitions, tanning and
sunny blue skies all week were not ideal conditions for the
competitors, it did help to create an awesome atmosphere and impressive
competition is high with many ex-national team racers who are now at
University battling it out to be crowned King and Queen of BUSC. This is
one of the few British competitions that mix both alpine racing and
freestyle so you could be racing down a Giant Slalom in the morning and
pulling tricks out of the X-Games Half Pipe in the afternoon.
put in impressive performances throughout the week. The standard was
set on the first evening when the snowboard team claimed the bronze
medals in the floodlit dual slalom, in front of hundreds of supporters
before the massive BUSC open air welcome party.
Colyer won gold in the giant slalom, with notable performances from
Jemima Barnes (5th) and Matt Davey (7th). Colyer showed his class again
in slalom where he claimed bronze and a personal best from Matt Davey
and Board-X combines the speed of racing with jumps and drops, and 4
racers battle head to head in a straight knockout competition. Sam
Thomas had a flyer coming in 2nd and Rebecca Worboys claimed a
courageous 8th place.
freestyle team also brought home a BUCS point and some impressive
results; James Sleigh the pick of the bunch with 4th in slope style
along with some great performances from the rest of the team in half
pipe and big air.
you can guess, whilst competing is an important part of BUSC it is not
all that it’s about. With nearly 2000 students and only around 250
competing over the week there is a lot of recreational skiing and
snowboarding amongst friends. At the end of the day when the sun begins
to go down the students start to come off the mountain and start the
après-ski. Val d'Isère (by pure coincidence), happens to have some of
the best après in the world at the incredible ‘La Folie Douce’ open air
bar on the side of the piste, where there’s dancing on tables, fire
breathers and champagne showers all day, every day! BUSC also had a
massive success this year with their Jack Wills Funicular Parties at
night, every night! With the
top DJ’s in the world, there were parties going on until the early hours
of the morning at the bottom of the glacier, this was a brilliant
experience. It was an unforgettable week for so many reasons,
Loughborough making their presence felt in all the right ways!
you’re coming to Loughborough University in September or want to find
out more about Snowsports at University feel free to get in touch with
the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos provied by Steven McKenna.
Downhill Only Ski Club Seeks experienced Ski Leaders
Downhill Only Ski Club, Wengen ( www.downhillonly.com
) Seeks experienced and suitably qualified Ski Leaders to
lead parties of DHO members in the Jungfrau Ski Region. Duties also
include helping with weekly ski races, social/office hour and promoting
the club to other Wengen visitors.
Alpine Qualifications and a knowledge of the Jungfrau ski region are
required. Basic German an advantage and course setting experience
Candidates need to be able to commit to a minimum of two weeks.
Please email now with a brief CV to email@example.com
Other Snowsport England News
AGM for 2011 is fast approaching and is due to take place on the 18th
June at Sports Part, Loughborough University. More Information to follow
on the 20th May.
· 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.