Event aims to boost numbers
Creek this weekend. girl power on the snow the event is led by Australia’s best female cross country skiers.
Taking place on Sunday, July girls aged between eight and 19, but there’s also a special over 19 group for ladies who want to improve their skiing dors including three-time Winter Olympian Esther Bottomley and Sochi team-mate Aimee Watson, will teach a range of ski skills through dynamic and engaging sports based events.
Structured around skillbased stations, the program includes development of confidence in downhill techniques, laser biathlon, going fast and having fun on skis. dor Esther Bottomley said she was thrilled to give back to a sport that has been good to her and wants to share her experiences with young girls in the hopes it will inspire them. Ambassador is my chance to put back into a sport that has given me so much,” she said.
“I have been very fortunate to have skiing as a large part of my life. training has taken me all over the world; to Europe, USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, China and New Zealand and I have competed in three Winter Olympics and six World Championships.
“By helping to deliver these inspiring events and share my cross country ski story, my aim is to help young female skiers improve their athletic skills and motivate them to keep engaged in the sport, through their teenage years.”
Ms Bottomley said she felt it was important to offer females plenty of fun and social outlets within the sporting context.
“Cross country skiing has been so much more to me than just a sport – it has been my extended family, my community and my life,” she said. pic cross country skier, Chandra Crawford and her team mates in the hopes to increase the retention of girls in sport. organisation in Canada, the United States and the inaugural
Sunday, July 5 and the event
plus early bird registration, or day.
Cost includes ski activities, band and lots of fun.
Details can be found at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ fast-and-female-at-falls-creek-
GIRL POWER: The 2014 Fast and Female event was a huge success and organisers are hoping young girls and women will sign up for some snow sport fun at this year’s event.