Snow Sports New Zealand is grateful to The R.S Duncan Trust which has provided $3750 for an Alpine Junior Development Speed Camp at Mt Hutt on the 27th & 28th August 2014.
The funding will be used for training lane space and lift tickets. It is expected that up to 70 junior athletes will benefit from the funding.
Last year Snow Sports NZ hosted a similar camp and athletes attended from all over New Zealand.
Snow Sports NZ would like to thank David Howden and Ian Borrin for their support in making this all possible.
About the R. S Duncan Trust
The R. S Duncan Trust was, during his lifetime, established by the late Dick Duncan for the benefit of the sport of skiing.
As a competitor Dick participated in the NZ Championships at Mt Cook in 1946 and in the NZ Championships at Mt Egmont in 1947 (being the winner of the Langlauf on that occasion) and in the NZ Championships at Coronet in 1948.
As a recreational skier he skied on Ruapehu and (a resident of Nelson) at many South Island fields.
He was elected to the NZ Ski Council in 1950 and became its President in 1952. He retired as President in 1960 but remained a Council member for three more years.
In 1957 Dick was the manager of the NZ inter-dominion team at Falls Creek in Victoria and in 1960 he was the manager of the NZ Olympic team at Squaw Valley.
In 1969 he again accepted election as President of the NZ Ski Council and served in that role for two years.
He was throughout his life a greatly respected member of the New Zealand skiing community.
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