INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS FEDERATION

WINTER GAMES

A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

​Every 2 years the SSSA takes a team of pupils to represent Scotland and compete in the Alpine skiing disciplines on the world stage at the International School Sport Federation's Schools Winter Games. (ISFWG). For many of the selected skiers this opportunity represents a real highlight in their skiing careers and the SSSA takes real pride in supporting them to attend the event and represent their country.

This prestigious event, run by the ISF usually takes place in February and moves venue for each occurence. The disciplines included are:

  • Alpine Skiing

  • Alpine Snowboard

  • Biathlon

  • Curling

  • Cross Country Skiing

  • Figure Skating

  • Freestyle Skiing

  • Freestyle Snowboarding

  • Ski Jumping

Historically the SSSA has only entered an Alpine Ski Team to compete in the slalom and giant slalom disciplines and whilst this is still the plan for the 2021 Schools Winter Games the SSSA is making plans to invite teams in other disciplines for the 2023 games.

Being a "non alpine nation" Scotland is permitted to take a selection of pupils from different schools. (Alpine nations must select teams from a single school). Team places are therefore open for application by any accomplished alpine racers who attend Scottish Schools.

The Scottish ISFWG Alpine team comprises:-

  • 5 x male U18 alpine racers

  • 5 x female U18 alpine racers

  • 5 x male U16 alpine racers

  • 5 x female U16 alpine racers

Next ISF SCHOOLS WINTER GAMES (ISFWG)

DETAILS:

DATES OF NEXT GAMES: TBC but expected to be February 2023

LOCATION: tbc

HEAD OF DELEGATION: Angela Ward

HEAD OF SELECTIONS: Mark Vinter

HEAD COACH: Christy Mackinnon

COACHES:

  • tbc

  • tbc

  • tbc

HEAD OF LOGISTICS: James Paxton

This information and logistics sheet will be updated as more information becomes available from the ISF

APPLY FOR SELECTION TO THE SCOTTISH ISFWG ALPINE TEAM

Any accomplished alpine racers in full time education who are interested in applying for selection should first ensure they meet the minimum team application criteria and then apply online using the application form below. Applications close on 31st August.

All applications will be automatically acknowledged by return confirming your submitted data.

THE SCOTTISH ISFWG ALPINE TEAM Selection PROCESS

TIMING: Team selection takes place in the first 2 weeks of September.

REVIEW + NOMINATION:: The panel review the list of applicants in the first week of September and then each, independently identify what they consider to be the 5 best candidates (plus one reserve) for each age/gender team, in readiness for selection at the selection meeting.

SELECTION MEETING: The selection meeting will take place in the second week of Sept. At this meeting the panel will consider all names proposed by selectors and using the selection criteria reach a joint decision on the final selection of athletes.

NOTIFICATION: Successful applicants will be contacted confidentially as soon after the selection meeting as possible and have 48 hours to accept or decline their place. Should they decline the place, it will be offered to the reserves.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The teams will be publicly announced as early as possible after 15th September.

THE ISFWG ALPINE TEAM COACHES

The SSSA ISFWG delegation includes a team of coaches that will support the team at the event. Coaches are paid for the week and have all expenses covered except spending.

Four alpine coaches are required, one of which is the head coach, who is appointed directly by the SSSA committee. The head coach currently appointed to lead the coaching team is Christy Mackinnon.

The remaining 3 coaches are selected jointly by the SSSA Committee and ISFWG head coach from applications received.

Experienced alpine race coaches are invited to apply using the form below. All applicants must be able to commit to attending the ISFWG in February. Applications close at the end of August and each submission is automatically acknowledged by email.

Coach selections will be made jointly by the ISFWG head coach and SSSA committee immediately after team selection in September.

2021 SELECTED Team Athletes

U16 MALE ALPINE TEAM:






U16 FEMALE ALPINE TEAM:






U18 MALE ALPINE TEAM:






U18 FEMALE ALPINE TEAM:






2018 SELECTED Team Athletes

U16 MALE ALPINE TEAM:

  • Fraser Hunter

  • Jonathan Marshall

  • Robbie Anderson

  • Ross Nesbitt

  • Thomas Ward

U16 FEMALE ALPINE TEAM:

  • Andrena Grant

  • Holly Mckey

  • Iona Ross

  • Isla Ward

  • Shona Rankin

U18 MALE ALPINE TEAM:

  • Calum Shepherd

  • Christopher McLew

  • Scott Waitt

  • Scott Wylie

  • Tom Crockart

U18 FEMALE ALPINE TEAM:

  • Ciorstaidh Struthers

  • Eilidh Ryan

  • Katie Stuart

  • Tabitha Allan

  • Victoria McKinlay