On Monday 15th of April Snowsport England, along with a number of other National Governing Bodies, celebrated investment in their Whole Sport Plans. To read more, click here.
The agenda for the AGM to be held at Aldershot Ski Slope on 22nd November 2012 at 19:30 is here.
The Snowsport South AGM will take place at Aldershot Ski Slope on Thursday 22 November at 19:30. Follow this link for the Minutes of the 2011 AGM.
Members should advise the secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) of motions to be moved by Thursday November 8. The secretary will circulate an agenda by the 15 November. The current committee have indicated that they would be happy to stand for re-election. Any other nominations should be notified to the secretary by 8 November.
British Ski and Snowboard have produced recommendations for changes to the competition structure of British alpine racing. These will be discussed at the AGM. Ian Findlay has circulated details of these recommendations. His email, together with attachments 1 and 2, outlines the proposals.
Tim Fawke (Chief Executive Officer) has announced 2 new appointments to Snowsport England.
Ian Findlay as the Talent Development Officer. He has now started and a work programme is being put together. Quite a few of you will know him already but he will be getting in touch over the next few weeks with the relevant people.
Ian Poynton as the replacement to Debbie Groom. He will not be starting until the 3rd September.
A survey into the attitudes and beliefs regarding helmet use was run as part of research being done at the University of Surrey. The results have now been published and are available here
The Snowsport South AGM will take place at Aldershot Ski Slope on Monday 14 November at 19:30. Please follow these links for the AGM Agenda, Minutes of the 2010 AGM and Constitution - amended as agreed at the 2010 AGM.
Revolutionary new ski matting arrives! Posted on July 26, 2011 by snowtrax
We’re the first slope in the UK to upgrade to the latest Ski Mat design. In our opinion the new surface is the most realistic available, using cutting edge design & technologies. Extensive testing has been carried out over the last few months & feedback has been phenomenal.
Stage 1 gets underway next week, with the installation of new matting across the entire top section of our main ski slope.
Stage 2 is scheduled for September, which will include a redesign of the bottom section of the main slope & the creation of a brand new freestyle area!
Due to this refurbishment the main ski slope will be closed from Monday 1/8/11 to Thursday 4/8/11. We plan to have everything up & running by Thursday evening, but advise you call in advance before making your way up here.
Ski Bobbing, Ringos, Ski & Snowboard lessons will take place as usual. Only activities on the main ski slope will be affected. If you have any questions please call Reception on 01202 499155.
Snowsport England move office to Sports Park Loughborough
An 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 them 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 our membership.
This is an exciting opportunity for Snowsport England to enhance its operations and culture, creating a more dynamic organisation within the current economic environment.
It 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. With 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 big shame 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 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 Body.
For further enquiries please contact either
Barry Spouge (Chair) 07802 824120 barry.spouge AT snowsportengland.org.uk
Tim Fawke (CEO) 07968548627 Tim AT snowsportengland.org.uk
Snowsport England www.snowsportengland.org.uk
Sports Park Information http://www.sportpark.org.uk/
Home to many of the country's top sports governing bodies and national sports organisations, SportPark Loughborough University is a £15m development that opened its doors in January 2010 and is a brand new concept in sports working. Organisations including The Amateur Swimming Association, British Swimming, England Cricket Board, England Squash, English Federation of Disability Sport, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball, Institute of Sport and Recreation Management, The Institute of Swimming, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Volleyball England and the Youth Sport Trust work side-by-side in a high quality environment that encourages partnership working, sharing of best practice, collaboration and innovation. Based in purpose-built accommodation in a parkland setting at the western entrance of the University, sports bodies are also able to access expertise and knowledge from across the Loughborough campus including the University’s Business School, its Sports Development Centre, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and SportPark's close neighbours the Sports Technology Institute. SportPark has been developed by Loughborough University and part-funded by emda, Sport England, Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council, and is designed to support sports organisations as they strive to raise their game in achieving excellence in all that they do.
A survey into the attitudes and beliefs regarding helmet use is being run as part of research being done at the University of Surrey. More details are available in this PDF and the survey is online here.
Snowsport England has identified the ten ski facilities across the country that are set to be placed at the centre of its efforts to increase the number of people participating in snow sports. Alpine Snow Centre in Aldershot, Hampshire; Sheffield Ski Village and the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire are among the clubs and facilities earmarked to receive a share of £985,000 Sport England funding.
Snozone in Castleford, West Yorkshire; Chill Factor in Manchester; Kendal Ski Centre in Cumbria, Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre and Norfolk Ski Centre have also been identified, along with the Midlands Ski Club in Birmingham and Ski Rossendale near Manchester.
Snowsport England plans to work in partnership with charity Snow-Camp to give more disadvantaged young people the chance to participate in snow sports, as well as teaming up with universities to reach more students.
Sport England chair Richard Lewis said: "Snow sports in England have moved on a very long way from the days of Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards. We now have some fantastic indoor and outdoor skiing facilities across the country so there has never been a better time to take to the slopes and experience the thrill of snow sports."
Snowsport England chief executive Tim Fawke added: "The record level of investment going into grassroots snow sports in England is helping us create even more opportunities for people to take part in and enjoy our fantastic sport. We hope the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will inspire more people to take up skiing and snowboarding."
Meanwhile, a joint statement from Snowsport England - together with its Welsh and Scottish counterpart - has insisted that the constituent parts of Snowsport GB (SSGB) are unaffected by administration proceedings.
A spokesperson said: "Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland, Snowsport Wales would like to assure all members, partners and suppliers that, as independent national governing bodies, we are unaffected by SSGB's predicament.
"As an over-arching snowsport body, SSGB does undertake some responsibilities on behalf of the Home Nations, not least the management of the British Winter Olympic Team but virtually all other activities are managed by the relevant Home Nations' boards."
The British Snowboard Association has also confirmed that it has reformed following the demise of SSGB to take responsibility for snowboarding in the UK as part of the wider Team GB set up.
Good morning, As you know, Snowsport GB have had major financial difficulties and the team going to compete in the Olympics are left without sufficient funding. I know it's been coming for a long time but it seems so unfair on the athletes who have put so much commitment and dedication to getting to Vancouver. BBC Sport - Vancouver 2010 - British Ski body goes into administration news.bbc.co.uk Rufus Alcott is organising a Snow Ball on 11th February to support the GB team (not just Chemmy). Would you mind putting the invitation up on to the regional websites so as many members as possible know about the event? I think most of the information is on the Facebook page also. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1097941021#/event.php?eid=287076345101&index=1 Any support would be very gratefully accepted whether it is a donation towards the team, an item for the raffle or the auction or a ticket bought. There are 11 tables left for the ball itself but there will be on online auction where people not attending the event can bid on certain items. I know everybody has already supported the team to a huge extent and there have been a number of events organised throughout the past year to raise funds but it would be fantastic if this last event just before the Olymics could be encouraged. If you need any more information, please e-mail Rufus at the e-mail address above. See you soon. Best wishes Lynda
Dear club, Hope you are all well, and making to most out of the winter. To keep every one in the loop there is some funding available, which some of you might be able to benefit from:
Welcome to BBC Children in Need's grants programme. Our grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under. Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation. There are four general grant deadlines each year: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15 October. Within our general grants programme, you can apply for: Small Grants of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years Main Grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years If you follow the links you will see many of the projects which have already been successful have been activity programmes running during the summer school holidays – this is often a time when the facilities are quieter so they may be able to accommodate. The commercial facilities would not be eligible but clubs based within the facilities could apply and benefit from potential new members. For further information please check out the link below, and feel free to contact my self for further assistance. The details for the children in Need Funding can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants/general_grants.shtml
Many Thanks Vickie Vickie Pullin Sports Development officer Snowsport England 07968794758 email@example.com
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Hi all the AGM for the SRSA will be held on the 12th November at Bracknell 7.30pm onwards followed by a discussion about the SRSA Snowsports Development Plan 2009.
Copy attached. Agenda to follow.
Please put the date in your diary and please come and support your region and have your say on the development of the SRSA over the next 5 years.
Cheers Darren Schmidt
The SRSA development plan is available here.
An update on SnowsportGB is available from here.