Press Release from British Ski & Snowboard
The British Ski and Snowboard Cross (GBX) Trials commenced on Saturday at Snow Factor in Braehead. Ski and snowboard athletes of varying standards and ages descended on Glasgow in order to undertake the British GBX selection process for the British Home Nations, National Academy and British National Squads.
The British GBX trials are being run by 3-time Olympic GBX athlete Zoe Gillings-Brier, on behalf of British Ski & Snowboard, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport England, and feature Mitsubishi Motors in the UK as headline partner.
As one of only four GBX recognised selection centres in the UK, Snow Factor created an excellent Cross Course and provided some highly experienced and talented coaching staff to assist in running the event.
“The standard of athletes trying out at the event surpassed all our expectations” explained Zoe Gillings-Brier, “I couldn’t get over how great the venue was and how talented these athletes were – ski and snowboard – they were awesome. We definitely have future Olympic contenders within the selected athletes."
Incredibly, over 20 ski and snowboard athletes were selected onto the GBX squads. Snowsport Scotland National Performance Manager commented, “We were really happy to have the first GBX trial here in Scotland. The set up from Snow Factor was great with a very high standard of athlete at event. We are looking forward to working with the GBX team and Mitsubishi to host the next event at this location in July.”
Toby Marshall, Director of Sales and Marketing for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, commented: “For the Mitsubishi Motors GBX Series 2016 to kick off in such a positive manner really underlines the incredible talent we have in this nation. We are excited to see this standard continue through the entire series, and the extremely competitive international squads that will be chosen as a result.”
The GBX National trials would like to thank its partners without whom the event would not be taking place:- Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, Nexsan private cloud solutions, Kinesis telematics from UK Fuels, Three UK, Nutrition X, CSTC training centre, Defibshop, Sealy beds, Dare2B and school ski and snowboard holiday provider Ski Team 4.
The Mitsubishi Motors UK GBX National trials are taking place throughout the Britain this summer, with the next event taking place at Norfolk snow sports club on Saturday 28th May - all ski and snowboard athletes wishing to try out for the squads can book on the selections here:- www.GBXsquad.com