The British Cross-country Ski Team needs your help!
It’s not long since Britain was virtually unknown on the international cross-country skiing stage. For the past few years, however, we’ve been bringing the fight to the giants of winter sport. We’ve shown that with the right programme in place a small winter sports nation really can compete at the top level of the sport.
Our achievements over the past few years include multiple world cup podiums, top level results at the Olympics and stellar performances at the World Championships.
At a time when our future looks so bright, we’re facing the stark reality that our funding has been cut, and we currently have no programme in place for racing or training.
That’s why we’re asking for your support: to be able to continue our fight against the big ski nations, and keep Britain on the map as a top cross-country ski nation. Any donations will go directly to the team putting a programme in place for the upcoming race season.
A full world cup programme, including staff, training camps and competition costs in excess of £300k. We’ve set a target of raising £75,000 which will cover the cost of a few key World Cup races and the World Championships.
A massive thanks for your support from the entire team!
Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young, James Clugnet, Joe Davies
Now that the team have started racing, the following are running the campaign for the team:
Christian Ewald -
Christian is the Chair of the GBS Nordic Committee (part of the Governing body of Snowsports in the UK - see https://gbsnowsport.com)
Roy Young BEM -
Roy is a member of the GBS Nordic Committee & was formally the Head Coach of the National Team (2009 to 2018). Roy is also the father of Andrew Young, one of the athletes in the team.
Jostein Vinjerui -
Jostein is the current Head Coach for the team & a member of the GBS Nordic Committee
Jostein will be spending the funds on behalf of the team.
We can be contacted through our GoFundMe campaign email
The money donated will support the team for additional specialist coach time, travel and accommodation at races and training. The funds will be administered by the British Nordic Development Squad (which previously managed the Team from 2010 to 2018). Roy Young will be responsible for transferring the funds from the campaign to the BNDS.
Jostein Vinjerui will itemise all spending, which will be approved by the GBS Nordic Committee. The GBS Nordic Committee will then authorise BNDS to release funds by cheque or bank transfer.