International Children's Races

Alpine FIS Youth International Races

Each year GB Snowsport selects high performing young racers to represent Great Britain at the Alpine FIS Youth International Races. This is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to gain experience at an international competition and compete against non-British racers of the same age group. We organise several race camps during the season which are residential and include training days pre competition, and the athletes will be accompanied by a carefully selected coaching team and team manager.

As a result of COVID-19, the 2019/2020 competition season was severely disrupted. Therefore, for the 2020/21 season, selection to the Squad will not guarantee an athlete a selection to race in a FIS International Children’s race but athletes selected to race in such international races will, primarily, be drawn from the Squad.

For this upcoming season, the U16s are selected from those born in 2005 and 2006, and the U14s athletes are selected from those born in 2007 and 2008. Further information on U16 and U14 race allocation selection criteria can be found here under section B 4.1.

Selection Announcement October 2020

 

A further announcement will be made once it has been confirmed which races the BCST will attend and which athletes will represent GBR at those races.

 

 

The Races

FIS are yet to publish any fixed race dates for the International Children's Races due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19.

British Alpine Youth Manager

  • Juliet Foster
  • Email: juliet.foster@gbsnowsport.com

 

Alpine Director

  • Paul Trayner
  • Email: paul.trayner@gbsnowsport.com

 

Safeguarding

GB Snowsport is committed to ensuring athletes of all ages who participate in any of our International Children's Race camps have a safe, rewarding and positive experience.

Our Child Safeguarding Policy 'Snowsafe' must be complied with by all who work or volunteer within, or for our organisation with children and young people. This promotes good practice, helps raise awareness, and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about athletes or the behaviour of adults within or outside of GB Snowsport. 

If you have concerns about the behaviour of someone towards yourself or another athlete, please report these concerns. Or if you have any concerns about your wellbeing, or another athlete’s wellbeing, please do contact our Safeguarding Lead straight away for support.

SAFEGUARDING LEAD

 

Further information can be found on our Safeguarding page.

 

Children's Team Kit

For the 2020/21 season Avalanche is supplying the Children's Team jackets.

 

Race suits are supplied by Jonathan & Fletcher.

 

British Children's Team Coaching Opportunities

If you would like to be considered to represent GB as a coach for the British Children’s Ski Team at an international race camp in 2021, please complete this questionnaire:

Coach Application Questionnaire

Please note that a DBS or PVG check, first aid certificate AND safeguarding course are all pre-requisites of coaching on British Children’s Team camps, so will need to be completed in advance.

 

COACHING COORDINATOR

Mark Vinter

Email: markvinter@aol.co.uk