Snow Sports NZ and The Snowvision Foundation have signed an agreement which will see Snowvision become the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Alpine Youth Championships, Selection Camp, and Youth Squad.
The Snowvision Foundation is a charitable trust which was established in 2005 to support and resource snow sport development and training programmes. Since then, Snowvision has supported snow sports across a number of disciplines, including the New Zealand National and Development Ski Teams, junior development camps, top athletes, and other initiatives, as it continues to encourage participation in snow sports, aiming to help talented Kiwis to succeed on the international stage.
Snow Sports NZ have initiated a review of their Alpine strategy and delivery of services to the community. They are restructuring their youth programme and events with the intention of providing a better youth development pathway. Snowvision wants to support these improvements to develop NZ youth in Alpine ski racing.
Accordingly, Snowvision will provide a seasonal based grant towards running the restructured New Zealand Alpine Youth Championship races and the Youth Camp for qualified participants. This year the four-day event will run at Cardrona Alpine Resort in September and will include a social function and prizegiving after the races.
Following the camp, the Snowvision NZ Alpine Youth Squad will be announced. These athletes will be ranked and offered quota spots at Youth International Alpine competitions.
The Snowvision Funding Support & Primary Naming Rights Agreement has been signed for an initial five-year term, commencing in 2019.
“Snowvision is pleased to be extending the support and involvement with Snow Sports NZ and build on initiatives that we have supported over the years,” says Snowvision CEO Fiona Stevens. “The 12 – 16 age group is a key stage in talent development and there’s a lot of talent in NZ as evidenced by recent results in all codes by young Kiwis.”
Snow Sports NZ Acting CEO Jan Shearer adds, “Snow Sports NZ are very grateful for the support Snowvision has provided in the past and are delighted to be working in partnership again supporting our youth skiers. We have recently been working hard developing new Alpine pathways and programmes and for this to be acknowledged and recognised by Snowvision is rewarding and of great assistance to their delivery.”
3 months ago