Over 800 personnel across the Army have participated in organised snowboarding events from Corps to national level this season, and the Championships attracted 63 experienced riders from all Corps less Infantry and RAC who were unfortunately unable to generate any competitors this year. There was also a marked decrease in unit entries this year, with a corresponding greater focus on Corps teams. The events all require a high level of technical skill, fitness and agility with snowboard-cross demanding exacting control over a high speed, contoured course as riders jostle for position with three other riders, and slopestyle demanding courage and skill as riders perform tricks over huge kickers, boxes and rails. Experience ranged from over 10 years of riding to as little as 3 weeks!
Concurrent with this Championships three riders (all RE) were competing at the British Championship (BRITS) in Laax. Noteably Maj Jess Drew gained 2nd place in the Womens Veterans class of snowboard-cross, Cpl Chris Gregory and LCpl Matty Hannah gained 4th and 7th position in the Men’s Open snowboard-cross. An exceptional achievement all round, particularly since they were competing against professional riders including several British Olympians.
Winners are summarised below:
- Overall Open Individual Winner – Cpl Maki Rees-Stavros REME MAB7
- Overall Veteran (over 35) Open Individual Winner – SSgt Phil Mulligan RSIGS 7 Bn REME
- Overall Intermediate Mens Individual Winner – LCpl Matthew Hooper RE 42 Engr Regt
- Overall Intermediate Womens Individual Winner – Lt Jo Szczyglowska RE 101 Engr Regt (EOD)
- Overall Newcomer Individual Winner – Cfn Daniel Robinson REME 6 Regt RLC
- Overall U21 Open Individual Winner – LCpl Joe Donaldson RLC 11 (EOD) Regt RLC
- Overall Women’s Corps Team Winner – RA
- Overall Open Corps Team Winner – R SIGNALS
- Overall Unit Team Winner – 6 Regt RLC
Applications for an ASL Overseas Tour/Courses Grant must be received a minimum of 6 weeks before your departure date or the course start date, these must be accompanied by an ASCB Authority letter issued by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Sports Activity Grants and ICGs are applied for retrospectively; both must be accompanied by a Post Exercise Report (PXR). This policy will be enforced from February 2013. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be processed and returned to sender.
The ASL cannot be held responsible for Grant Applications that are not received within these timelines, see the ASL DIN for further information.
Please ensure that all personnel on your nominal roll are Army Sports Lottery Members. An Army Sports Lottery Member is one that has made their first payment through JPA, payments must be paid regularly; i.e. once every month. Members who do not pay a regular payment through JPA are eligible for Army Sports Lottery Grants but must seek further guidance from the ASL Office.
• NEW Application forms for Army Sports Lottery Grants can be found at the following link: http://www.armysportslottery.com/grants/
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Snowboarding team at 10,000 feet – last day of EX SNOWMETHOD TEAM TRAINING
Sources of Funding for Army Winter Sports – to dowload a pdf click here.
SNOWBOARD – Ex Snow Guru 13 BASI 1 Course highlights
SNOWBOARD BASI ONE SUCCESS
Fantastic news from SNOWBOARD – all twenty Army Snowboard Instructors have just passed their BASI Level ONE course with www.snowboardcoach.co.uk. This is great news for snowboard and will help to ensure that the sport remains an accessible option for soldiers at future Army snowboard training events.
Cross Country Snowboarding
How to rock the triple entendre and avoid skootch leg!