NSW Snowsports: Working to support athletes
NSW SNOWSPORTS connects our NSW Snowsports community to various events, athlete pathways, and snowsports development programs and we continue to build a relationship with Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) and other national sporting bodies to help develop and deliver both entry level and elite programs.
Annette Pilat (NSW Alpine Chair) successfully manages the joint NSW/ ACT Alpine Program and works with her ACT snowsports colleagues.
The Alpine committee works tirelessly to provide fitness testing and training sessions for athletes, encourages growth by awarding top performing interschools competitors with the NSW/ACT Alpine Rising Star Awards, and provides the community with the opportunity to further their skills by conducting the only Australian accredited Alpine Officials Training Course.
Peter Ward (NSW Cross Country Chair) and his committee are com- mitted to the growth of cross country within the snowsports industry.
NSW cross-country (X/C) athletes have been performing well at all levels, with seven athletes being selected for the national teams.
The Nordic Shelter has been a huge success with extension projects being completed this summer.
Very special thanks must go to all the X/C members and supporters who contributed not only financially, but who continue to give their personal time to the shelter under the guidance and expert direction of Peter Ward and Leslie Ludwig.
Steve Cooper and the NSW Freestyle Committee, once again organised a number of very successful moguls events at Perisher that attracted international athletes.
NSW Freestyle have been very successful with three NSW athletes being offered 2012-2013 OWI scholarships and all NSW freestyle athletes have been doing extremely well with many top 10 placings in a variety of domestic and international events.
Also under the direction of Steve Cooper, the NSW Interschools committee organised another successful year of the Interschools snowsports championships, by attracting over 10,000 entries.
2012 marked the 25th year of running the Interschools championships in NSW and thank you to the Interschools committee, schools coordinators, parents, volunteers and students who have made this event as predominant as it is today.
The AMASDF operates through the NSW snowsports, with continued support from SSA and the NSW Interschools committee and after successful fundraising efforts in 2012, AMASDF was able to award 39 athletes a total of $19,000.
The association has once again made good progress in achieving financial independence and full recognition within the snowsports community. However, this must be an on going activity so that we can achieve our objective of assisting athletes to reach their sporting goals.