We need support and funding towards our GB Bobsleigh team built from military athletes. Using the knowledge and skills we have developed through our military and athletic careers to perform at the very best. As we set our sights on the ultimate target of Olympic qualification Beijing 2022.
Our team Consists of;
GB Development and RAF Bobsleigh Pilot Cpl John Stanbridge
GB 2014 Sochi Olympic and RAF Brakeman Cpl John Baines
GB Development and British Army Parachute Regiment Brakeman Jason Joseph
RAF Brakeman SAC(T) Alex Cortes-Tankard
RAF Brakeman SAC(T) Alex Cartagena
Bobsleigh-Formula 1 on ice
Often described as the Formula 1 of winter sports. Bobsleigh is a fast paced action packed event, where athletes are required to be fast and explosive in power, highly skilled and methodical. It challenges you to make split decisions, travelling at speeds of around 80mph whilst experiencing forces of up to 5g to negotiate an icy track only propelled by gravity. It’s a race against the clock to get the fastest time down that is affected by so many variables, equipment, start times, weather, physical and mental ability.
Due to the results achieved at the previous 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang Korea, UK Sport decided to removed all funding and financial support to Great British Bobsleigh and its athletes.
The lack of funding only ignited our cause and drive to succeed as we have been searching for new avenues to give our team the opportunity to battle and prove ourselves on the ice.
Team training at GB Home for Sport Bath UK
We have been training hard, honing our skills in preparation for the development season ahead. Working hard on our athletic ability and the first aspect of Bobsleigh the powerful push phase.
Ice time and training is important for the team, we have 4 weeks pre-season planned to give the team time to test out equipment and build cohesion leading into competition.
We aim to compete in the 2-man discipline at 5 European cup races for the 20/21 season these take place in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Completion in these races will qualify us to compete on the World cup and World Championship the following season as we build toward Olympic Qualification
Team Training In Konigssee Germany
£15000 would support us fully as we compete and develop this season. The major costs we encounter is for track, race, coaching fess along with travel, vehicle hire and accommodation. Any further investment beyond this would be placed into equipment to enable us to bridge the gap to the top of the field.
Inter Service Race 2020
Any donation small or large will make a difference for the team. You can be a fundamental part of our journey as we look to use the skills and strengths we have acquired in our military service to battle amongst the very best.
You can follow us on our journey through our Social media links below;
- Bernie Stukenborg
- Robert Lawrence
- Andy Gray
- Antonio Cartagena
- Antony Tong
Fundraising team: GB Military Bobsleigh Team (3)
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