Australia has a proud record at the Junior World Championships and will be looking to bring home a swag of medals as they take on the top nations from around the globe.
The FIS Junior World Championships will form part of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ which returns for its sixth edition in 2018.
Held at the impressive Cardrona Alpine Resort, the competition will feature freestyle ski and snowboard Big Air, Halfpipe and Slopestyle for both disciplines, Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross and Snowboard Parallel Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom.
SSA Performance Pathway & Program Manager Benjamin Wordsworth said FIS Junior World Championships provides valuable experience for junior athletes to step up onto the international stage.
“I’m really happy with the team we’ve selected, across all the disciplines… I feel we have a strong side who’ll be able to match it with the best in the world.
“This is an important event in our performance pathway as it provides our young athletes the opportunity to compete on the world stage and gauge where they’re at against the top young athletes.
“Australia has experienced a lot of success at the Junior World Championships. Many of our top athletes like Scotty James, Alex Pullin and Jarryd Hughes, to name a few, all represented Australia at the Junior World Championships and have gone on to represent their country at the Olympic Games, senior World Championships and World Cups.
“We certainly believe the team we have assembled have the ability to achieve podium finishes when they line up Cardrona later this month,” said Wordsworth.
Congratulations to the following athletes selected in the Australian Team for the FIS Junior World Championships:
- Emily Boyce
- Christina Taylor
- Finn Sadler
- Bryn Nicholas
- Carter Mills
- Alec Gordon
- Harvey Edmanson
- Robbie Morrison
- Doug Crawford
Park & Pipe
- Howard Smith – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Abi Harrigan – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Mia Rennie – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Tom Heffernan – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Charles Beaton – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Mable Mashburn – Ski Slopestyle/Big Air
- Eve Dowley – Snowboard Slopestyle/Big Air
Freeski & Snowboard Big Air: 22 – 26 August 2018
Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross: 24 – 28 August 2018
Freeski & Snowboard Slopestyle: 27 August – 1 September 2018
Freeski & Snowboard Halfpipe: 31 August – 4 September 2018
Snowboard Parallel GS & Parallel SL: 4 – 7 September 2018
For tournament website visit: https://www.wintergamesnz.kiwi/the-games/