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Interschools APSI Scholarship

The Interschool’s scholarship is offered to Australian students over 16 participating in the interschool’s snowsport program.

The scholarship fosters potential new snowsport instructors by offering the opportunity to attend a level one course and exam free of charge.

Two scholarships will be offered based on the applicant's location:

One scholarship for applicants from ACT, NSW or QLD
One scholarship for applicants from VIC, SA or TAS

The successful applicants will be announced at the Australian interschool’s event in September and notified by phone/email.

The fine print:

The participant will be responsible for all other associated costs such as: lift tickets, lunch, accommodation, equipment hire etc.
The scholarship can be for the level one course in alpine, snowboard or nordic disciplines.
For consideration for the scholarship for the following winter season, applications must be received by august 31.
To be eligible applicants must be 15 years of age by June 1 in the application year.
The decision of the board of management is final and we will not enter in to correspondence.
The scholarship will be current for the winter season following the application year only.

APPLY HERE

State Invites - Northern NSW Champs

State Invites from the Northern NSW Champs to the State Champs will be posted on the NSW Interschools website after the Sydney Champs (July 17-21) have concluded.

NSW Qualification Rules - from the Interschools Rules of Racing

  • 7.1  From the NSW Regional Championships subject to competitive times/scores, the top five NSW placed teams and the top ten individual NSW competitors from Divisions 1-5 in all disciplines, and Division 6 in Alpine and Ski Cross, will be eligible to race in the NSW State Championships (subject always to the discretion of the organising State Committee).
  • 7.2  In the situation that less than the top 5 teams and top 10 individuals from a Regional Championships have been invited in a division, the Interschools Committee will review the results of all teams and individuals at ALL regional events, and may invite additional teams and/or individuals to the NSW State Championships, who have achieved competitive times. Finalised invitations will be posted on the Interschools website soon after the end of All Regional Championships. (after July 28)
  • 7.3  Each team participating in the State Event must have one original team member from Skier Cross, Snowboard Cross, Moguls, Snowboard GS and two original team members from Alpine that qualified in the Regional event. Schools may enter competitors into the State event that did not compete at the Regional events as long as they are placed in a qualified team, before entries are closed. 

Results at Interschools

Live Timing is available at www.snowracer.com.au while the course is running. You can also download the Snowracer App, which features live timing. PLEASE NOTE that times specified by the electronic clocks and live timing are indicative only, and do not represent the actual times in all circumstances. 

Official Interschools results will be published HERE after the daily presentations.

You can also search results by Participant Name, SnowID, and Event in the Interschools Results Archive

Online Entries are closed

Online Entries have closed for the following Interschools events:

  • Travelplan Ski Northern NSW & QLD Interschools Snowsports Championships
  • Travelplan Ski Sydney Interschools Snowsports Championships
  • Subaru ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships

School Coordinators can still access the Online Entry System to view team lists, starts lists, volunteer registrations, waiver lists and the schools invoice.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM

 

Rules of Racing on Entry Changes:

 

Competitor Changes:

As per Rule 2.10: No changes to the names or order of competitors will be accepted after the entry closing date. Substitutions may be considered on account only on illness or injury, medical certificates may be requested. Any changes must be submitted by a School Coordinator or their delegate through the official ‘Change of Competitor Form’ by 3.00pm the day before the event. Changes are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the NSW Interschools Committee. Changes to teams will be restricted to direct team member substitutions only. Team changes can only be made to competitors who are already entered in other disciplines at the Championships. Original race bibs must be worn when team changes have been made, except in cases when competitors were not originally entered into the discipline. If a competitor fails to race in their correct race bib after a team change, rule 2.12 will apply.

Team Managers Changes:

Team Managers changes are no longer accepted by NSW Interschools.

Red Energy Joins the NSW Snowsports Interschools Family!

The NSW Snowsports Interschools is delighted to announce Red Energy as a major partner starting this season!

Red Energy has been a long time partner of the NSW snow resorts and has now joined the Interschools family.

‘’Without the support of our sponsors, we cannot continue with the development of our children through our snowsports events and activities. So, we thank Red Energy for getting on-board and we encourage you to consider Red Energy,’’ said Steve Cooper, Chair NSW Snowsports Interschools.

Red is owned by the mighty Snowy Hydro and is 100% Australian - that’s real Aussie energy! They have won numerous customer service awards and an Australian based call centre - so you’ll always speak to a friendly voice.

To find out more about Red Energy and how to put your power behind a 100% Australian owned company visit redenergy.com.au or call 131 806 and speak to a friendly team member today.

 

In May 2018, it was also announced that Winter Olympic Moguls Silver Medallist, and World Cup winner Matt Graham joined the Red Energy team of ambassadors.

This winter, Matt will be seen on the ski slopes in the Snowy Mountains at NSW Snowsports Interschools events on behalf of Red Energy and also skiing with the lucky winners of Red’s snow holiday promotion.

Snowracer and SnowID

There is one change to the Online Entry System this year involving participants Snowracer Registration and SnowID.

It is a condition of entry that all participants are registered with Snowracer (you only need to do this once…ever!!). When you have signed up for Snowracer you will be allocated a SnowID.

Only participants new to the Interschools Championships in 2018 will need to register with Snowracer to secure a SnowID.

If you competed in the last few years, you would have already registered with Snowracer either directly through the Snowracer website or as part of the NSW/ACT/QLD participant waiver form.

From 2018, Snowracer registration is no longer available through the Interschools participant waiver. Instead – all new participants to Interschools will need to register directly on the Snowracer Website.

Registration with Snowracer is free of charge and has the following benefits.

Snowracer Insurance - FREE insurance cover while competing in Australia. This insurance is for non-medical expenses to the value of $500 and covers items such as refunds for your entry fee and lift tickets, lost accommodation or car repatriation. More details regarding the policy is available here.

SnowID - Your SnowID is your unique identifier should you register for any events, make an insurance claim or upgrade your registration with Ski & Snowboard Australia.

On many Interschools courses, there is a live timing system that is available for all to see on the Snowracer website. Where an event is run using the live timing system, all competitors registered with a SnowID will appear in the results. Please note, that after an event is held, Interschools official results with all participants will be published on the Interschools website.

PLEASE NOTE

It is the participants (or their parents) responsibility to make sure that you have a Snowracer Registration before entering Interschools events. Please forward the email registration confirmation you receive from Snowracer to your school coordinator so that they have the correct information to complete your Interschools entries. 

If you have a Snowracer Registration, keep your contact details up to date. You can do this at any time, by logging into the Snowracer website. Your email address you used to register for Snowracer must match the email address you supply to your school coordinator.

If you are unsure of whether you have a Snowracer Registration and/or SnowID, you can use the SnowID look up.

Donna Baker awarded Order of Australia

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:52

Donna Baker, co-founder of the NSW Interschoosl Championships, has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours list. In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

Donna, now officially Donna Baker OAM, is recognised for her service to sport over many years. 

Donna has been involved in Interschools since 1987 when she co-founded the Championships. Donna is the current Events Manager for the Championships. Along with snowsports, Donna is involved in many other sports and organising committees, including Catholic Girls Secondary Schools Sports Association and Northern Suburbs Netball Association

The award is very well deserved we are thankful for Donna's contribution to Interschools and introducing thousands of young athletes to the sport. 

Multiclass event information for all schools

The Multiclass event hosted at the NSW State Interschools Championships is an opportunity for students from any school in NSW/ACT/QLD with a physical or intellectual impairment to participate in a fun and welcoming environment. Please click here for more information on the Multiclass program.

In 2018 for the first time NSW, ACT, QLD and Victorian Interschools Multiclass participants will qualify to attend the National Interschools at Perisher on Saturday the 8th of September.

2018 Rules of Racing

The Interschools Rules of Racing have been updated for the 2018 season. The changes are highlighted in blue bold print.  Please familiarise yourself with the Rules of Racing before your competition.

2018 Interschools Rules of Racing

Here is a list of Rule Changes for 2018:

  • 1.8 - Entry fees increased from $45 per event, per competitor to $47. $30 registration fee remains the same.  For individuals that do not compete at the Regional level and join for the first time at the NSW State Champs (XC or Slopestyle events) the school will be invoiced their registration fees.
  • 1.4 - All volunteers must be 19 years or older and cannot be enrolled at school (High School, College)
  • 1.10 - If payment for entry fees is not received by NSW Interschools prior to bib collection, a purchase order from the school must be provided.
  • 1.14 -  School students from all ability levels are encouraged to enter, with an emphasis on fun and participation in the initial Regional Championships.  As the competitions move into the NSW State and Australian event, the level of competition and the degree of difficulty increases.  It is advised that all competitors must be able to execute linked turns and ride a chairlift/T-bar confidently, prior to competing in Regional Level events.
  • 2.13 – Concussion must be taken seriously to safeguard the long-term welfare of all competitors.  All cases of concussion must be reported to the NSW & ACT Interschools Committee immediately.  Competitors suspected of concussion must be removed from snow and may not resume competition on the same day.  Any competitor suspected of concussion must be thoroughly assessed and monitored by a healthcare professional.  Competitors with concussion must progress through a Graded Return to Sports (GRTS) protocol.  Competitors must receive medical clearance before returning to sport.  For further information, please refer to the Ski & Snowboard Australia concussion Policy and Guidelines. https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/resources/concussion-guidelines/
  • 5.12 – No race bibs are to be discarded on course or on the mountain.  If race bibs are found, they can be identified, and those competitors will be asked to donate $50 to the Kosciuszko National Parks & Wildlife Service.
  • 7.14 – From the State Slopestyle Championships, up to the top fifteen individual competitors from Division’s 1-3, having received a minimum acceptable score, will be eligible to compete in the Australian Interschools Championships.  There are no team invites.  For State Slopestyle competitors a minimum acceptable score (for National Championship progression) will be determined by the Interschools Committee following completion of each event, and before invitations are extended to the National level of competition.  Historically this has been a score which is a minimum 45% of the total attainable score (45/100) and is often as high as 55% of the total attainable score (55/100).  The minimum progression score determined by the Interschools Committee reflects the Championship Division level (competitor age), the course conditions, and the skill-level and quality of the athlete field. No National Championship points will be awarded to Slopestyle event results and only individual medals will be awarded at the National Event.
  • 8.2 – Volunteers who fail to check in at the event registration desk or fail to report to the top of the course after checking into the registration desk, the school will be penalised $110 per official.
  • 8.11 – Interschools requests that Gate judges are not accompanied by smaller children whilst on course.

 

  • All competitors must wear an approved snowsports helmet.  Other protective wear is recommended but is not compulsory.
  • Alpine Race Suits are permitted in Divisions 1 – 5 only.  No Race Suits are permitted in Division 6
  • Competitors must wear either a snowsports jacket and pants, or soft-shell jacket and pants, unless competitors are wearing a race suit, when competing in their timed runs.  Outerwear such as hoodies, long sleeve shirts, school jerseys and track-suit pants will not be permitted on-course when competing and/or training. This rule is being introduced for course and competitor safety reasons, and is in-line with NSW Department of Education school snowsports clothing guidelines.  Failure to wear the correct and approved race clothing will lead to removal from the event and the event result.

Amelia McGuiness NSW Junior Moguls Series is now open!

This event is part of the NSW Junior Series that is held in Thredbo and Perisher each year. The event provides a great training opportunity for skiers who would like to improve their Interschools mogul skiing, while supporting our emerging athletes through the Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation. The course is slightly more difficult than a standard Interschools course and is built with two jumps. On-course coaching will be available on the day for any participant who pre-registers. The event is open to anyone who has confidently competed at an Interschools mogul event previously.

  • Resort: Thredbo
  • Event Date: Sunday 29th of July 2018
  • Cost: $58 per entry
  • Payment & Waivers Due: Friday 27th of July 2018 via the Online Entry Tax Invoice.

Entries through the Interschools Online Entry System

ENTRIES CLOSE JULY 26

 

For more information click here 

 

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation Participation Award

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation is excited to announce the inaugural Amelia McGuiness Foundation Participation Trophy.

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation Participation Trophy will be awarded to the Primary School and Secondary School with the highest overall entries across all three Amelia McGuiness Foundation Events.

The criteria for the AMASDF Award is as follows:

  • One award will be awarded to a Primary School and a Secondary School
  • To be eligible for this award, schools must participate in all three events being;
  1. Amelia McGuiness NSW Junior Moguls Series
  2. Amelia McGuiness Cross Country Sprints
  3. Amelia McGuiness Alpine & Snowboard GS Time Trial – The two disciplines in this event is classified as the one event. Participants will not be counted twice for entering both Alpine and Snowboard GS.
  • The primary and secondary school with the most participant entries across all 3 events will be awarded as the overall winner.

The Amelia McGuiness Foundation Participation Trophy will be awarded with the Primary and Secondary NSW State Interschools Championship Trophy.

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation would like to thank schools and participants for their ongoing support.

Risk Management

The Risk Assessments for our events have been updated on the website, Click Here to view the Assessments and the NSW Interschoools Risk Management Policy.

Interschools Handbook 2018

The Interschools Handbook has been updated for 2018. The handbook includes helpful information on what to expect at Interschools events, and information for school coordinators, volunteers, team managers and parents. 

There are some important updates that we would like to highlight for 2018:

  • Race entry fees are $47 per race, per competitor at each Championships. The annual once-only registration fee remains at $30 per participant and is invoiced and paid at the Regional Championships. For individuals that compete for the first time in the season at the NSW State Championships (in cross country, slopestyle for example), the school will be invoiced for their registration fees after the event.

  • Volunteer Course Officials must be 19 years or older. Birth dates are now verified on the volunteer waiver form.