Support the British Junior Gliding Team

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The 11th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships 2019 take place in Szeged, Hungary from the 28th July to the 10th August 2019. The world’s best under 26-year-old pilots will be racing for the highly coveted title of Junior World Gliding Champion.

The Team
The British Junior Team consists of pilots Finn Sleigh (21), Jake Brattle (24), Simon Brown (24), and Pete Carter (24) with Clement Allen (22) and Henry Inigo-Jones (18) in reserve.

The competition field of up to 100 pilots from around the world is split into two classes:

Club Class
Finn and Jake make up the Club Class pair. Last time around, in 2017, Jake finished in a creditable 5th; 2019 will be his final shot at becoming World Champion. Finn also flew in 2017, although at age 21 he has more Junior Worlds ahead of him. Both go into the competition as strong medal contenders.

Standard Class
Simon and Pete are the standard class pair. This will be their first exposure to competition at international level, but as fast, experienced and resourceful competition pilots there’s no doubt that they’ll be in contention for the top spots.

Clement and Henry will train with the rest of the team throughout the summer. It’s important that either is ready to step in if needed. Their training will allow them to build on their talent and help ensure our Junior Team remains strong into the future.

How you can help
The team are fundraising to help support their demanding training schedule and to ensure they arrive at the World Championships as best prepared as possible. The money raised will go directly to the pilots, and will be used to cover:

Competition and training
Competition entry
Glider hire
Glider maintenance
Travel associated costs including fuel, tolls, insurances etc
Other crew and team related costs

As a token of recognition for your donation the team has a small assortment of merchandise that will be awarded to anyone that meets the relevant donation criteria and fills out the merch form here for t-shirt sizes and shipping details. Please ensure you complete the form by the end of May 2019.

If you do not wish to claim any of the merchandise, then you do not need to fill out the form.

A British Junior Gliding Team branded sticker

A British Junior Gliding Team branded sticker
Your name on the side of the team’s gliders during the Junior World Championships

A British Junior Gliding Team branded sticker
Your name on the side of the team’s gliders during the Junior World Championships
A custom branded t-shirt with the British Junior Gliding Team logo
£500 - Coaching day
A British Junior Gliding Team branded sticker
Your name on the side of the team’s gliders during the Junior World Championships
A custom branded t-shirt with the British Junior Gliding Team logo
A Cross Country flying/coaching day with a team member including:
    Pre-flight preparation and briefing
    In-flight coaching
    Debrief and post flight analysis

Corporate Visits and Outings
Corporate visits for your business with the team can be arranged including presentations with one of the team’s gliders brought on site and Q+As,
The team can also look at a corporate flying outing.

Please get in touch here  if you are interested.

This funding is vital to allow the team to practise in multiple competitions and training courses prior to the World Championships; this will give them the best shot at bringing back that silverware!

If you see us at any of the following events, please do come and say hello!

Flight Challenge Cup - Prievidza, Slovakia 28/4/19 - 9/5/19
UK Club Class Nationals - Aston Down, UK 25/5/19 - 2/6/19
Hahnweide Segelflugwettbewerb - Germany, 24/5/19 - 1/6/19
Training course with ex-World Champion Brian Spreckley - France
Junior World Gliding Championships - Szeged, Hungary 28/7/19-10/8/19
UK Junior Nationals - Nympsfield, UK 17/8/19 - 25/8/19

Keeping up to date
You can follow the team’s progress and keep in touch using the British Gliding Team Facebook

For unofficial and ‘behind the scenes’ coverage, follow the Junior Team’s Instagram

Throughout February to April 2019, the team will be running a series of workshops and talks at various gliding clubs across the UK. There are workshops and talks to suit everyone from complete novices to more experienced cross country pilots. Find out if we are coming to a gliding club near you! You can find the full details, dates and venues here .

We look forward to meeting you on our travels in 2019!
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