Strength and conditioning training is well underway with a great programme from Ben Griffin. Working hard on improving all areas and while the weather is cooling, it’s been great to be able to get the outdoor activities done with all the autumn colours and clear days. Temperatures are definitely cooling.
Some excellent news for our campaign for the 2018 Winter Olympics is that we will get a boost from the Snowvision Foundation with substantial grants. The men’s ski team will be known during this campaign as the “Snowvision New Zealand Men’s Ski Team.”
Snowvision’s CEO and co-founder trustee, Fiona Stevens, in the announcement said:
“Supporting Kiwis that perform at international levels, like the Winter Olympics, creates heroes to inspire young Kiwis and families to participate in snow sports for a variety of beneficial outcomes. Since 2005, Snowvision has supported alpine skiing, including the New Zealand National and Development Ski Teams, top alpine athletes and other initiatives, aiming to help talented Kiwis to get to the top of the world. The Ski Racing NZ’s Charitable Trust Hamish Edwards and coach Nils Coberger are working hard to support athletes who need resources – we are proud to support this worthy campaign for talented role models like Adam Barwood and Willis Feasey to be competing successfully on the world stage.”
The Snowvision Foundation support is in addition to the generous support from our valued team sponsors. For others who may want to contribute, an easy way is to make donations to The Snowvision Foundation (which is a registered charitable trust for deductible donations).
We appreciate this recognition of the importance of increased support as we enter the pre Olympic period of training and racing. Both Willis and I are performing the best we have seen so far and we are confident we can continue to improve.
Many thanks Fiona Stevens for working in such a positive way with the team!