British Ski and Snowboard has launched a new Moguls programme aimed at developing and supporting senior British Moguls skiers on their journey towards success at World Class competitions.
In launching another new programme following the appointment of Performance Director Dan Hunt, it signifies British Ski and Snowboard’s commitment to widen its medal impact at World Championships and Olympic Games and become podium competitive in all disciplines.
Over the last two seasons, young British Moguls skiers including Thomas Gerken-Schofield, Leonie Gerken-Schofield, Makayla Gerken-Schofield and Will Feneley have clocked up some good results at junior level, and Great Britain now have a small but talented crop of athletes ready to compete at World Cup level. British Ski and Snowboard are dedicated to support these athletes with the new Moguls programme, along with a new Moguls Head Coach.
In line with British Ski and Snowboard’s policy to appoint world-class coaches, Bertrand Couette has taken on the role of Head Coach. Former French Moguls Team Coach Couette has proven experience of coaching and succeeding at the highest level, and he will lead the new Moguls programme on a day to day basis.
As well as supporting the athletes who have the capability to qualify and perform in PyeongChang 2018 before aiming for medal success in Beijing 2022, British Ski and Snowboard are committed to the development of younger British athletes. Newly appointed Head of Talent, Mark Ritchie will work with Couette to help breed and bring through young British Moguls talent.
British Ski and Snowboard Performance Director Dan Hunt said: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce that BSS now has a programme in place to support senior British Moguls skiers targeting success at World Championships and Olympic Games. Our goal within Moguls is very clear, and that is to become podium competitive by Beijing 2022. We believe that we now have the athletes capable of doing that and we want to support them in the best possible way. We are excited to be working with world-class coach Bertrand Couette, and believe he has the talent and skills to take the programme forward. Whilst PyeongChang 2018 is too soon to expect medal results, we hope that if we have athletes that qualify, they will gain invaluable Games-time experience.”