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AUSTRALIAN SNOWBOARD ATHLETE SWITCHES TO GB

Bryn Nicholas will now compete for Great Britain thanks to his British born father. He is the latest snowsport athlete to switch to GB.

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19-year old Bryn Nicholas competed internationally at snowboard cross, SBX, for Ski and Snowboard Australia.

Last month Nicholas requested a release from SSA to compete for GB Snowsport so he could further his abilities in Europe.

He now becomes the Number One ranked male SBX athlete in the GB Snowsport set up.

He will compete in his first competition in Europe this weekend in Pitztal in the Tirol Austria.

He follows Charlotte Bankes who switched to GB Snowpsorts in November 2018.

She raced for France and was a three-time World Cup winner and three-time French champion.

She’s competed at two Winter Olympics for France.

Nicholas holds a UK Passport and is eligable to compete for GB Snowsport through his British born father.

The International Ski Federation has now accepted his request.

He said in a statement made to the FIS: “I am a committed, passionate and developing SBX racer determined to compete to the best of my ability.

‘I am aware that GB Snowsport is expanding and growing its competitiveness and I wish to be part of that growth and development.

I am now looking forward to joining up with my GB teammates and putting in the hard yards this season.”

Bryn Nicholas in action

Bryn Nicholas in action

Dan Hunt, Performance Director at GB Snowsport said: “We are really excited to have Bryn on board. He is an emerging young talent on the SBX circuit, and we are looking forward to working with him to reach his potential.

‘GB Snowsport has quality athletes across all disciplines and the desire shown from Bryn to join our set up just goes to show the strength of the organisation and the opportunities that exist.”

Bryn first started making headlines when he was named in the Emerging Talent program by SSA in 2017.

Bryn Nicholas in action

Bryn Nicholas in action

 

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