Sarah, aged 14, from Buckingham, has been selected to the British Ski and Snowboard Development Group.
Sarah who started skiing aged 3 and has been alpine racing since she was 8 has been selected on the next step of the British ski racing pathway. A member of the England Alpine Ski Squad for the last 3 years, she has made this step up following a successful season last year despite injury and ahead of her coming 2015/16 season which started in October with training camps in Austria and Dubai.
The British Ski and Snowboard Development Group was selected after three weekends of fitness and skills based assessments jointly run by the sport’s national governing bodies, British Ski and Snowboard and Snowsport England.
The talented skier began ski racing with the Snozone Ski Race Team based in Milton Keynes and currently trains with them and EDEP, who are based in Italy.
Snowsport England Chief Executive and BSS Board Director Tim Fawke commented “Sarah is one of our athletes who has followed the talent pathway from her early skiing at the race club and is well on track to achieve her potential. She will now spend much of the Winter in Europe, training and racing on the international race circuit whilst balancing this with studying for her GCSE’s”.
Sarah is extremely grateful for the educational support received from the Royal Latin Grammar School and to the following sponsors: SnoZone, Bucks Sports, EDEP, JMB Advanced Clinical Massage, Everyone Active - Swan Pool and Siberian Chic.
For more information contact Betony Garner, Snowsport England Media Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07779 801 691
Snowsport England is the national governing body for skiing and snowboarding in England and is responsible for growing participation in snow sports through direct funding from Sport England.
As well as working closely with snow centres, artificial slopes and clubs to increase participation, Snowsport England also manages English squads and athletes across all the snowsport disciplines, as well as handling the training of coaches and officials.
Recognised by Sport England, the British Olympic Association and the Sport and Recreational Alliance, Snowsport England has a membership of over 25,000 skiers and snowboarders, and is always working for the interests of members in all aspects of snowsports.
About British Ski & Snowboard
British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in the United Kingdom. It is recognised by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and by the British Olympic Association. It is a new organisation which has been set up – following the financial collapse of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation – under the aegis of the British Olympic Association. The British Olympic Association stepped in and launched BSS to ensure that British Athletes could continue to compete at International events. British Ski and Snowboard aims to see British skiers and riders on the podiums at world events in the next four to eight years.