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The British Cross-Country Ski Team Needs Your Help

It’s funding has been cut by UK Sport and it has launched a crowding funding campaign to try to keep the show on the road. In recent seasons it has been competing & making the podium at the highest level.

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“It’s not long since Britain was virtually unknown on the international cross-country skiing stage,” said the team in a statement.

“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.”

The elite team consists of Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young, James Clugnet, Joe Davies.

The funding was cut last month as we reported at the time:

The Alpine Ski Team has also seen a funding cut and has also launched a crowdfunding initiative:

“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,” the GB cross-country team added.

“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.”

Seefeld World Championships. Image © PlanetSKI.

Seefeld World Championships. Image © PlanetSKI.

A full world cup programme, including staff, training camps and competition costs in excess of £300k.

The team has set a target of raising £75,000 which will cover the cost of a few key World Cup races and the World Championships.

It has currently raised almost £12,000.

Donate here.

Image c/o PlanetSKI

 

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