About UKAF WSA

UKAK Formal logo 1mbUK Armed Forces Winter Sports Association
Registered Charity number 1138305.

The UK Armed Forces Winter Sports Association (UKAF WSA) can trace its roots to pre-war competitions held by some of the pioneers of skiing and bobsledding and celebrated its 69th anniversary in 2020.  The Association exists to promote excellence in winter sports within Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, through the provision of annual all ranks competitions organised in a manner which affords prestige to those competing and enables subsequent entry into national and international competitions for the most talented.  These sporting opportunities enhance self-discipline, courage and physical fitness; they provide vital recuperation and focus beyond the operational commitments of service personnel.  Historically a significant number of servicemen and women have represented Great Britain in winter sports disciplines.  The sports supported include the following at annual Inter-Services events:

  • Ski, Snowboard and Telemark Competitions.
  • Cresta Run held in St Moritz, Switzerland.
  • Ice Sports Competition: Bobsleigh, Skeleton Bobsleigh and Luge.
  • Nordic Competition, including Biathlon.

The UKAF WSA also supports UKAF Tri-Service teams who go on to compete in their discipline’s national championship events.  The UKAF WSA funds all these competitions through sponsorship donations and derives no public financial support.  Furthermore all competitors make substantial contributions to their own costs throughout the season and the UKAF WSA has no full time employees; it is a volunteer organisation that relies on serving personnel who have a passion for winter sports giving their free time to prepare the events and run the organisation.

The UK Armed Forces Winter Sports Association Limited was created in 2009 under the terms of the Companies Acts 1985 to 2006, PLC number 7033277.

The UKAFWSA GDPR Policy is here : 20181228-UKAFWSA GDPR Policy-Final-O

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Capt M Shepherd representing the UK Armed Forces at the UK nationals in Apr 13

Tri Service Ski And Snowboard Champs, Meribel, France - 30 Jan 13 ISSSC Meribel ISSSC Meribel   Combined Services Winter Sports Association 2012. Alpine Downhill timed training run.

The Inter-Services Snow Sports Championships (ISSSC) is the culminating event of the UK Armed Forces Alpine Skiing, Telemark and Snowboard season. It is held every year as soon as possible after the completion of the three single services’ events. It is a team and individual event, including both men’s and women’s competitions. The ISSSC provides the opportunity for the pursuit of alpine winter sports at the highest service level. It is open to all personnel on regular and reserve engagement with HM Forces.