Coronavirus Update 27/04/2020 – message from our Chair & CEO

Jamie Horner, Chair Snowsport England

“Firstly and most importantly, we hope that you, your families and those close to you are keeping safe and well during these extraordinary and difficult times.

We would like to sincerely thank you for your continued support as members in the face of the unprecedented challenges that we are individually and collectively facing as a result of the current Covid 19 pandemic. These are difficult and uncharted times for us all, and there will clearly be a significant impact on our lives moving forward.

We would like to assure you that the SE Board, Operations Team, Committees and Regions are all working to ensure that our sport is ready to emerge as strongly as possible once the lifting of restrictions allows for this. In the meantime, SE strives to continue to offer as much support and guidance to its members as possible using the technology that is available to us.

We would like to wish you all continued good health as we stay at home to save lives. “

Tim Fawke, CEO

I wanted to give you a further update on the current situation and let you know that the team are working hard to make sure we are ready once activity is back up and running again. We have continued with the same position that I announced on the 8th April, with Luke, Victoria and Sharon being furloughed. Jan, Claire, Ian, Ryan, Bridget and Iliyana are continuing to work and have been engaging with a lot of you over the last few weeks. Please do get in touch with me by email or phone if you have any questions. We have started a regular committee and regional chairs call and as we get more info on how sport will be opened up we will be working with this group to help develop a plan.

Sport England are being very supportive and we continue to speak to them on a weekly bases and we are supporting their aim to keep the nation active. They have launched a new campaign #stayinworkout which we are supporting. Please can you help promote and share the video launched today on social media. They have also confirmed our funding will continue for another year until March 2022 which gives us more certainty in what are very uncertain times. I know a number of clubs have applied for the community emergency from Sport England and they are processing these (received 4-5K applications).

Webinars – We are running a number of different webinars for Tutors, Clubs and CWO. These have been very popular so far and we will continue to run these. The next ones planned are listed below

Virtual Club webinars

Tuesday 28th April 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Tuesday 28th April 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact Ryan to book on

CWO webinars

Thursday 7th May 7:00pm – 8:00 pm – Q & A’s about Club Safeguarding
Wednesday 20th May 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Stay Safe On Social Media for Clubs
Tuesday 2nd June 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Safeguarding Considerations for Trips Away
Contact Bridget to book on

Keep in touch

We will keep people updated through the website, mailers and social media.

If you have any questions please email them to or call the team on 01509 232323 Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm.

Look after your mental health

This is a stressful situation, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the mental well-being of some of our members, please click here for some advice from MIND

Message from the NSPCC Childline:

In these strange times with sport cancelled, schools closed and the Government encouraging us to socially isolate we need to be aware that many children may be isolated and therefore more vulnerable.  Clubs are encouraged to use their links and methods of communicating with children and young people to promote the Childline.

Childline (UK) Tel: 0800 11 11

Wishing you and your loved ones well during these unprecedented times.

Many thanks

Tim Fawke
Chief Executive