Purpose

All committees, advisory and action groups are integral to the success of Snowsport England. They are crucial to delivering our vision and mission, launched in 2019, to lead the growth in Snowsport, by providing solid foundations on which our coaches, instructors and leaders can progress, and support our athletes to realise their full potential in a safe and happy environment.

Being part of a Snowsport England committee gives you the opportunity to become directly involved with the development of Snowsport. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport and we could not operate without them, but we need more people to get involved.

Join Us

There are many different volunteer roles available, all of which require a blend of Snowsport skills and knowledge. We are looking for people who are passionate about Snowsport, and can commit their time, energy, and enthusiasm to developing and supporting the sport we all love. We want to attract people from all backgrounds who reflect the values of Snowsport England.

If you are interested in joining a committee or action group or wish to know more about what these groups do, please email info@snowsportengland.org.uk or look on the volunteer pages for current vacancies.

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Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors of Snowsport England is made up of a group of volunteer non-executive directors (plus the CEO), some of whom have a snowsport background and others of which has experience in other sports or organisations. The Boards role is to ensure the organisation is well governed for the members, for example ensuring suitable safeguarding processes are in place, and to help set the overall vision, mission and high level strategy for the organisation (in consultation with the other groups). The non-executive directors on the board are not involved in the day to day running of the organisation.

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Central Services Team

The Central Services Team manage membership services, the operation of the organisation, supporting talent pathways, delivery of the Sport England grant and  as well as supporting the volunteers working on the various committees, groups, our board of directors and race officials.

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Participation & Insight Action Group

The primary aim of the Participation and Insight Action Group is to gather insight from the Snowsport
community to help grow participation and Snowsport England membership. This will be done through working
with the education sector (schools, colleges, universities), youth groups, SE clubs, regions, and the existing
membership base.

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Nordic Committee

The Nordic Committee (NC) will organise and administer events in within Nordic disciplines. They will also support the programme management of disciplines where Snowsport England operates a squad/team. This also includes supporting grass roots projects through varying campaigns. The Nordic Committee will also ensure that they communicate to the other committees about any changes in the Nordic disciplines.

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Freestyle & Snowboard Committee

The Freestyle and Snowboard Committee (FSC) will organise and administer events in within the Freestyle and Snowboard disciplines. The FSC will also support the programme management of disciplines where Snowsport England operates a squad/team. This also includes supporting grass routes projects such as Futures. The FSC will also ensure rules and regulations are up to date in all disciplines where domestic activity takes place.

The FSC will develop and deliver officials’ training for the discipline – agreeing a clear pathway to encourage officials to progress – ultimately linking with the Technical Delegate (TD) pathway. They will recruit and appoint the key officials for Snowsport England events.

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Alpine Committee

The primary role of the Alpine Committee (AC) is to organise and administer Snowsport England (SE) alpine ski racing events on snow and artificial surfaces. AC will also support other Snowsport England alpine events, such as training on snow and artificial slopes, as appropriate.

The AC will develop and deliver officials’ training for the discipline – agreeing a clear pathway to encourage officials to progress – ultimately linking with the Technical Delegate (TD) pathway. They will recruit and appoint the key officials for Snowsport England events. The AC will provide and develop ideas and rules for consideration by the GBR Alpine & Telemark TD forum.

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Coaching Technical Panel

The Coaching Technical Panel (CTP) are the “Guardians of Coaching” and coach education throughout the entire organisation. They work across disciplines and levels to ensure the coaching philosophy and process is in keeping with the aims of the organisation and developing better coaches to develop better participants.

The group is also responsible in appointing workforce to deliver the training as part of the national coaching scheme.

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Talent Management Group

The main purpose of the Talent Management Group (TMG) is to advise and guide discipline committees on their direction in relation to talent pathway activity. This group will act as a sounding board for matters related to talent within Snowsport England. The group will devise specific talent interventions and ensure that pathway activity is linked and aligned with GB Snowsport.

The group will ensure consistency across the disciplines with regard to selection standards and best practice amongst Snowsport England squads.

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People

Alpine Committee


Lloyd Jenkins

Chair and Snow Events

Mary Calvert

Secretary

David Manns

Technical

Paul Telling

Coaching

Julian Sambles

Alpine Squad Manager

Gareth Case

Dry Slope Ambassadors' Rep

David Eaves

Finance

David Chapman

Regional Representative

Andrew Hjort

Officials' Training and Artificial Slope Events

Sally Bartlett

Regional Representative

Coaching Technical Panel


Richard Barbour

Chair

Ryan Grewcock


Baden Knifton


Mike Barker


Chris Exall


Tomasz Ondrusz


John Shedden


Ian Findlay


Simon Bannister


John Greenwood


Carla Broderick


Taryn Archbold

Freestyle & Snowboard Committee


Martin Carr

Chair

Rob Taylor


Ania Wasielewska


Jeff Blackburn-Elliot


Ian Danby


Ian Findlay


Piers Lincoln


John Cresswell


Andrew Norris


Adam Boyle


Harry Cootes

Nordic Committee


Fern Cates

Chair

Glennis Dore


Thea Waites


Mary Wray


Adam Pinney


John Holgate


Amy Gumbrell


Mike Smith


Martin Watkins


Andy Robinson

Finance

Alan Mitcham


Susan Penty

Secretary

Talent Management Group


Ian Findlay

Talent Lead

Jason Lee


Tom Stanton


Justine Lucas


Emma Elliff


Ross Green


Lucinda Whittaker

Participation & Insight Action Group


Laura Greenwood

Chair