Alpine World Junior Championships

imageBritish Ski and Snowboard are excited to announce the British team selected for the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Hafjell, Norway which takes place from 7th to 13th March 2015. Congratulations to Hemel members Anna Henderson, Rachael Rogers and Max Baggio chosen to represent GBR. We wish them all the best. The full team can be found below.

Fresh from the World Championships in Vail Beaver Creek, the Men’s team will see strong representation from Jack Gower and Charlie Raposo, who will be joined by fellow Delancey Alpine team mates Max Baggio and Paul Henderson. All four of the Men’s team members have had great seasons so far and will look to continue their form in Hafjell.

In the Ladies’ we have a promising team of eight challenging the field. Norway will see Cara Brown, Alice MacAulay, Darcie Mead, Bethany Widdup, Honor Clissold, Megan Jenkins, Rachelle Rogers and Anna Henderson ready to race hard for GBR.

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GBR team members and disciplines for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015:

Mens
Max Baggio SL, GS, SG/AC, DH
Jack Gower GS, SG/AC, DH
Paul Henderson SL, GS, SG/AC
Charlie Raposo SL, GS

Ladies
Cara Brown GS, SG/AC, DH
Honor Clissold SG/AC, DH
Anna Henderson GS
Megan Jenkins SG/AC
Alice MacAulay SL, GS
Darcie Mead SL, GS, SG/AC, DH
Rachelle Rogers SL
Beth Widdup SL

From 5th-14th March 2015, the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships will showcase the best young ski racers in Hafjell (NOR). 320 athletes from 49 nations born in 1994-1998 will battle it out in 11 medal competitions.

Hafjell has a long tradition in hosting Alpine Skiing events as the Organiser of the Alpine technical events during the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games and the Audi FIS Ski World Cup finals in 1996 and 2003, in addition to the ladies’ World Cup in 2006.

Meanwhile, the Junior World Championships will serve as the most important Alpine test event for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games when Hafjell will play host to Alpine Skiing (in addition to Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding).

This weekend, the men’s World Cup tour will stop for downhill and super-G action in nearby Kvitfjell where the men’s super-G for the Junior World Championships will be held on 10th March.

“This Championship will have the bonus that all events are scheduled on the same slope, with different starts but one big finish area. – with the exception of the men’s super-G. The recent snow control confirmed that conditions are excellent”, said FIS Alpine Technical Coordinator Janez Flere.

“The Organising Committee is working very hard to prepare the courses and also take care of all logistical aspects ranging from accommodation to ceremonies. Year-by-year the Junior Worlds are showing increasing interest from nations all over the world. We are really looking forward to it and hope to also build excitement for Lillehammer 2016 when some of the athletes will come back to compete on the same slope again,” underlined FIS Continental Cup Coordinator Peter Gerdol.

To view the event schedule, click here: http://www.skiforbundet.no/alpinejrwc/program/

Photos will be available for free use on Google Drive: http://bit.ly/hafjellphotos15 or Flickr: http://bit.ly/HafjellPhotos. You can also follow the Organiser’s social updates on @Hafjell and fb.com/hafjell2015, and share experiences and updates from the Championships with the hashtag #hafjell2015.

For further information, visit http://www.skiforbundet.no/alpinejrwc/ and stay tuned on http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/ for regular updates.


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