British Ski and Snowboard are pleased to announce the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team for the 2015/16 season. With a Senior team consisting of eight athletes, and nine new U21 and U18 additions, 40 athletes in total make up the Senior, U21 and U18 British team. …Â
After a groundbreaking season for Slalom specialist Dave Ryding (28, Lancashire), he continues to be the highest performing British Alpine athlete, with a top 30 World Cup Slalom start looking hopeful.
Four other male athletes join Ryding in the Senior Team, Jack Gower (20, Chichester), who had a great season on the North American Cup circuit last winter and Bath University student Nick Moynihan (21, East Sussex), both who have moved up from the U21 team. They are joined by existing team members Jai Geyer (25, Devon) and Roy Steudle (21, Berkshire).
For the women, Alex Tilley (21, Aberdeenshire) will look to capitalise on her fantastic 2014/15 season which saw her finish ranked 31st in the world for Giant Slalom, and Charlie Guest (21, Perthshire) continues to make great progress following her early season Â back injury last year. They are joined by overall Delancey Ladiesâ€™ British Champion Cara Brown (21, London) who makes the jump from the U21s to the Seniors.
19 athletes will make up the Delancey British Alpine U21 Team, including newly selected athletes Graeme Price (19, Argyll), Jordan Fitzgerald (19, Idaho) and Ella Still (17, Aberdeenshire).
For the U21s, Charlie Raposo (19, London) had a fantastic winter, ending the season in the top 3 in the world in GS for his year of birth. Another name to look out for is Max Baggio (20, Hertfordshire) who had a great end to last season, finishing as overall Delancey British Champion in April. Darcie Mead (19, Kingston Upon Thames) retains her place on the U21 Team, and will be on the hunt for more podiums as she goes in to the 2015/16 season.
There are many rising stars in the British U18 Alpine Team, including six newly selected athletes: Esmie Davies (15, Savoie), Alannah Lawrie (16, Midlothian), Isabella Colley (15, Kingston-Upon-Thames), Scott Buchan (15, Perthshire), Angus Wills (16, London) and Nathan Breese (16, Worcestershire). The full squad can be seen below.
British Ski and Snowboard Alpine Team 2015/16