Buller’s Char­lotte and An­gus have a bright fu­ture

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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

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