Buller’s Charlotte and Angus have a bright future
MT Buller snowboarders Charlotte Batten and Angus Pennington are high potential athletes.
Charlotte, 16, and Angus, 19, have been identified as having the capability of contributing to Australia’s international snow sport success in the future.
That’s why Charlotte and Angus have been selected among a special group of Australian snow sports athletes for Ski & Snowboard Australia’s first Emerging Talent Scholarship (ETS) intake for snowboard cross.
Both riders are thrilled at their selection for the scholarship.
“I am stoked, it will help me drive my ambition to snowboard on the world stage and I’d like to thank Ski and Snowboard Australia for the opportunity,” Angus said.
As part of the ETS the two will train with world class coaches in targeted training camps before competing at the FIS Australia New Zealand Cup snowboard cross events in July and August at Mt Hotham, where they will compete alongside some of the world’s best snowboard cross riders such as Australians Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin (2 x World Champion) and Jarryd Hughes (Winter X Games gold medallist).
“I’m so happy to be included in the SSA program and to have the opportunity to train and learn from great athletes it’s really exciting,” Charlotte said.
IN HIS ELEMENT: Angus Pennington throws it all on the line in a tight corner up against stiff international competition in the Australian NZ Cup last year that lands him on the fence.
PHOTO: Karl Gray