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GB Telemark Dinner

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GB Telemark hosted a dinner at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London to celebrate all that we have achieved so far and to thank everyone that has helped us at some point along the way. The event was hosted by my team-mate, Robbie Houstoun.

Athlete and host; Robbie Houstoun (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Athletes; Alec Dixon, Ben Silva, Sissi Compton and Jack Emsley (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Athletes; Naila Cardwell and Sissi Compton (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Athletes; Robbie Houstoun, Ben Emsley, Ben Silva and Jack Emsley (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

GB Telemark Head Coach; Sebastien Mansart (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

The evening began with drinks and an introduction from FIS Telemark Commentator; Jack Harvard Taylor and Robbie, who invited the guests into the main dining room. All athletes circulated following the starter and main course to socialise with as many of our guests as possible.

FIS Telemark Commentator; Jack Harvard Taylor with Robbie Houstoun watching on (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

An evening to remember (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

The guests arriving and listening to opening comments from Jack Harvard Taylor and Robbie Houstoun (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

We were incredibly lucky to have support from Ben Jeens-Williams, a professional producer who conducted interviews with various guests. We were also joined by Jay Norman, a very talented photographer, who took all these beautiful photos. You can see more of his work on his website here and make sure you follow him on Instagram here. Jay’s photos are also featured on an article by PlanetSKI here. We received some press coverage, written by Nino Severino, in the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times which you can read here.

Producer; Ben Jeens-Williams with Jack Harvard Taylor (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Athletes; Colin and Alec Dixon talking with newly appointed Chairman of Norwegian Telemark; Per Olav Tangen (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Colin Dixon explaining filming protocol to the Director of the Performance Hub at the University of Suffolk; Nino Severino with Producer; Ben Jeens-Williams (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

PlanetSKI Reporter; Jane Peel (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Jack narrated our evening, introducing FIS Telemark Chairman; Andrew Clarke, also former athlete and team captain. Andrew said a few words and read out a speech written by GB Telemark Chairman, Adrian Pery, who unfortunately was unable to attend.

FIS Telemark Chairman; Andrew Clarke (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Jack Harvard Taylor enjoying his dinner with CEO of the Ski Club of Great Britain; Darren Neylon (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Robbie Houstoun enjoying his dinner (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

The Cavalry & Guards Club (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

There was a raffle and silent auction with prizes from team sponsors; Dare 2b, Point 6 and VOLA, and team supporters; Reusch, Tux Diamant, Ski Bartlett, Christopher Lees, Moose, George’s Surf School, British Ski & Snowboard, Montrachet Fine Wines, Sonia and Norman Chessman from The Place, Young People’s Company and Kate Emsley.

My speech (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

I gave a speech at the end of the evening, quite nerve-racking but the great atmosphere and support in the room carried me through.

Something amusing Robbie Houstoun and I (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Team Captain; Louis Hatchwell (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Marguerite Nice from the Ladies Ski Club (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Louis Hatchwell and I listening carefully (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

A beautiful setting (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Jack Harvard Taylor talking with Robbie Houstoun (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

Amazingly, we made just over £6,000 in total. I would like to thank all the guests for attending, all the sponsors and supporters for their generosity, everyone involved with GB Telemark and my teammates for their hard work – without which, this would not have been possible.

Top to bottom, left to right; Jack Emsley, Jasper Taylor, Alec Dixon, Naila Cardwell, Colin Dixon, Ben Silva, Andrew Clarke, Jack Harvard Taylor, Ben Emsley, Sissi Compton, Louis Hatchwell, Jasmin Taylor and Robbie Houstoun (Photo credits to Jay Norman Photography)

I am so proud of this team – here’s to another great winter to come!

London Ski & Snowboard Show!

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This year The London Ski & Snowboard Show took place at Earls Court in London from 31st October until (today) 4th November. I went up yesterday and was with the Ladies Ski Club of Great Britain. Early this year I was so happy to be invited to join the club and it was so nice to finally meet our president, Kay Whelan and everyone else.

Kay, myself and Jill

Kay, myself and Jill

After selling our raffle tickets to the crowds (to raise funds for the club), I met up with a few more familiar faces and found the roller-skiers too (www.rollerski.co.uk)! Here’s me and Pam Thorburn (British Skier-Cross Champion) having a little practice and pose for the camera!

My pink Ladies Ski Club T-shirt is a bit big..

My pink Ladies Ski Club T-shirt is a bit big..

Pam Thorburn practising the "tele" pose

Pam Thorburn practising the “tele” pose

An attractive face from me!

An attractive face from me!

It was also lovely to see team-mate Jack Harvard Taylor (Male British Telemark Champion), Hugh Long (ex GB Telemark team) and Cameron Fisher (coach of the Hemel Telemark Club).

Jack Harvard Taylor, Hugh Long and Cameron Fisher

Jack Harvard Taylor, Hugh Long and Cameron Fisher

Myself and Jack were interviewed for Skiing-Blog where we spoke about Telemark, making it Olympic and our coming plans for the season. Here’s a picture of the stand, the back ground includes photos, poster and leaflets from all the female athletes supported so kindly by the Ladies Ski Club. All our profiles can be visited here on the Ladies Ski Club website.

All the female Ladies Ski Club supported athletes posters on the stand!

All the female Ladies Ski Club supported athletes posters on the stand!

 

Ski Press Magazine Interview

Ski Press Magazine Interview

7 Summer Successes!

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No1 Team Ipswich

Earlier this year, I applied to join Team Ipswich and recently it has been accepted. They are an organisation which support all the local athletes ranging from skiing to archery! They provide us with a free bus service, legal advice, eye care, use of council sports centers, discounted massage, discounted cars/vans and so much more – it goes such a long way in helping so a massive thank you to them!

 

Team Ipswich

Team Ipswich

 

http://www.ipswich.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1216&pageNumber=1

No2 Ladies Ski Club

After wining British Champion this year, I received an email from the Chairman (woman) of the Ladies Ski Club inviting me to join as a supported athlete. It’s such a brilliant club and I feel so proud to be apart of it. This year I will be attending the London Ski Show with the Ladies Ski Club on Saturday 3rd November – I can’t wait. Thank you again for the invitation which I gladly accepted!

 

Ladies Ski Club

Ladies Ski Club

http://www.ladiesskiclub.org/ or http://www.ladiesskiclub.org/athletes.php

No3 Suffolk Business Women

Last week I attended a lunch and inspirational speech with the “Suffolk Business Women” (part of the Round-Table group) and learnt such a lot from all their experience and knowledge from being women in business! Next year, around May time – I will be returning to give a speech on my season and ask their advice on promotion development once more – thank you!

http://www.suffolkbusinesswomen.co.uk/

No4 New EgdeRiders Clothing for Season 2012/13

EgdeRiders are my newest sponsor and they are providing me with all my clothing. The brand we chose for my ski jacket and salopettes is Volcom. For my training jacket and thermals I will be wearing Nikita which is such a nice brand – in fact, I’m so happy with all my clothing and equipment!

http://www.edgeriders.com/

No5 Adapting the Clothing

However, the clothing from EdgeRiders needed some tweaking – it needed all my sponsor badges and a zip sewn into the trousers so I can take them off at the start line before my race. My auntie Ann is a very clever woman and she has created all my badges for my jacket – which I think look fantastic! The local sewing shop, Star Alterations have sewn them all on and sewn a zip into my trousers! Brilliant! Thank you so much to both of them also!

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No6 Photos and Graphics

We have a photographer in the family – Nikki Hazelton (nikki.hazelton@colchester.ac.uk) who has taken all my new photos that are on my websites, business cards, posters and various other hand-outs.. somehow she has managed to make me look half decent so if you ever need a picture taking, make contact with her! She is currently studying a degree in photography but has always been good at it – definitely knows her stuff!

Then.. my best friend, Sophie Holloway, also doing a degree – but she is studying graphic design. She is the genius who has put all the photos and text together to make it look professional. Yet another one of my many good contacts who is very good at what she does – thank you! 😉

No7 Telemark Skier Magazine

Last but not least! Telemark Skier Magazine have sent me DVDs, hats and stickers as prizes to give away to the children at my coming press campaign in Ipswich. Doing my bit to raise the profile for Telemark.. (blog to follow) and the hats are just too good.. may have to keep one for myself!

Telemark Skier Hat

Telemark Skier Hat

 

Telemark Skier Magazine website – http://telemarkskier.com/

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