Ski Club of Great Britain support Snowsport GB in launch of new Talent Trail initiative

Snowsport GB will launch a new talent identifying initiative ‘Talent Trail’ at this year’s Metro Ski and Snowboard Show with the aim of identifying potential skiing stars of the future by working with the British Ski Schools, Clubs & Academies to identify the up and coming talent which will then be fed into Britain’s elite training programmes.

To help Snowsport GB in their search for the next skiing champion, the Ski Club of Great Britain will be calling on members and recreational skiers alike to let themselves be known if they feel they think they have the talent to be the next big thing in snowsports - or indeed if they think they have children with potential. The Ski Club will play a key role alongside coaches and British ski schools in trying to help Britain identify its future champions using its website www.skiclub.co.uk to communicate with the 
wider snowsports community. 

The Talent Trail stand at the Metro Ski and Snowboard show will be staffed by Duncan Freshwater, Performance Director of Snowsport GB and Gareth Trayner, Head Coach of the British Children’s Team and member of Team GB at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Joining them will be current British Alpine Ski Team members Alain Baxter and Andy Noble, as well as representatives from British Ski Schools, Clubs and Academies. 

Duncan Freshwater, Performance Director for Snowsport GB said “the show is a fantastic opportunity for any budding skier to find out more about the sport .This is the first year that all the groups involved in the Talent Trail initiative will be together at the show – from the grassroots level of the excellent British Ski Schools through to the professional athletes and coaches” 

For more information on Talent Trail see www.snowsportgb.com/talenttrail 


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For more information please contact Ski Club of Great Britain PR Manager Daniel Loots -  daniel.loots@skiclub.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain (skiclub.co.uk) is a not-for-profit snowsports club which helps members get the most out of their snowsports experience. With 29,000 members, there are hundreds of discounts on travel, kit and holidays; winter sports specific travel insurance; access to industry-leading snow reports; info & advice on all things wintersports-related and exclusive access to Ski with the Club experiences, including Freshtracks holidays, the Ski Club Leaders service and the new instructor-led guiding service in France.


More about the Talent Trail Scheme: 

The goal of the scheme is for the highly qualified coaches and instructors working in the Ski Schools and Clubs to talent-spot on behalf of British Ski Team Coaches, encourage talented youngsters to start ski racing and to progress onto training programmes run by either British Ski Academies in the Alps or their Home Nation Governing Body – Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland or Snowsport Wales. The ultimate aim is to create a pool of talented racers to feed into the British Alpine Ski Teams. 


Snowsport GB: 

Snowsport GB is the governing body of Skiing and Snowboarding in Great Britain and is primarily involved with the management and promotion of Britain’s top international Snowsport competitors. The Home Nation governing bodies (Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales) are responsible for the development of snowsports in their respective nations in club development, coach education and the development of performance structures for school age athletes. 

For more information see 

www.snowsportengland.org.uk 

www.snowsportscotland.org 

www.snowsportwales.net