NSW Snows­ports: Work­ing to sup­port ath­letes

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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.

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