Formation of new race club provides an exciting opportunity for local skiers

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This Thursday (13th September) will see the launch of Pontypool Ski Racing – an exciting new ski race club established at Pontypool Ski Centre.  The new club, the first of its kind to be introduced in over 20 years, will provide competition ski race coaching ensuring opportunities for club members to develop along the alpine skiing pathway.  Children from the age of six right up to adults will be welcomed to the club providing they are competent and independent skiers and have the intention to compete.

Coaching will be led by expert and well qualified alpine racing coaches, with head coach Adam Bloom taking the lead on directing the programme from development skiers through to elite competitors on artificial slopes.

Adam said: ‘This is a great opportunity for those interested in competitive skiing to get involved at a local level and I’m really excited to be heading up the coaching team. Pontypool Ski Centre is a fantastic setting, having the longest dry slope in Wales and second longest in the UK, and will provide us with the facilities we need to help nurture and support local talent for now and for the future’.

Commenting on the development Chief Executive of Snowsports Wales, Robin Kellen, added: ‘It’s great to see the development of a new club for South East Wales.  The formation of Pontypool Ski Racing, in addition to supporting existing training, will undoubtedly support our Governing Body’s aim to promote participation, excellence and development in snowsports in Wales’.

Training will take place each Thursday evening from 7.00pm-8.30pm.  For more information on how you can get involved contact: Julia Hawkins cynllunpatagonia@hotmail.co.uk

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