BBU LOTTERY

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30 Sep 14


Winners in June:


1st  - Ticket #    33
2nd  - Ticket # 104
3rd -  Ticket #    81
4th  - Ticket #    61
5th  - Ticket #  137

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The British Biathlon Union (BBU) is the UK National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic winter sport of Biathlon. The BBU was incorporated on 23 October 1996 and selects the GBR teams at all levels.

This site is updated frequently during the winter season, and periodically from April - November!

 

 
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 2014 - 15 2014 - 15 (Brit Champs) 2014 - 15
     
 
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06 Jul 14 - RACE PROGRAMME 2014 - 15

The provisional race schedules for 2014 - 15 have been published. Click above for:

World Cup   ·   IBU Cup  ·   British & Army Champs (Ex Rucksack)       
30 Jun 14 - WESSEX & ARMY SPRINTS

The Aspen Healthcare Wessex & Army Sprints take place earlier than usual this year on Sun 31 Aug.  This is a great opportunity to get some valuable pre-season roller ski racing and to purchase kit and equipment from organisier Bob Anderson of RMA Sports (UK) Ltd.

For information and entry form Click Here!
 
30 Jun 14 - JUNE LOTTERY RESULTS

The draw for the BBU June Lottery took place today. Cheques will be dispatched shortly to the winners:

1st   Ticket #   33
2nd  Ticket # 104
3rd   Ticket #   81
4th   Ticket #   61
5th   Ticket # 137
 
30 Jun 14 - FAREWELL TO JOEL

Athlete Joel SMITH of 39 Engr Regt has decided to retire from biathlon and concentrate on his military career. He may never have been a "big" name for GBR but at 6ft 5in he was a "big" athlete who put 100% into his work for the GBR Squad since his début in the 2012 Junior World Champs. He is still only 23 years old and apart from inevitable promotion soon, we reckon he could re-emerge as an National athlete in rowing.  Tokyo 2020 ... why not? 
   
01 APR 14 - ASPEN HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS ACTIVATE BBU SPONSORSHIP

A significant day in the history of the BBU as the new sponsorship from Aspen Healthcare Solutions (UK) Limited was activated today.
CEO of Aspen Healthcare Solutions Mike Moran MBE, said that "His Company was very excited about the chance to support the GBR Biathlon Team on the road to Pyeongchang and the Olympic Winter Games 2018. They could not wait to get cracking on the venture".

BBU Chairman André Oszmann stated "He was thrilled that Aspen had secured the immediate future of the BBU and that over the next few weeks plans and budgets would be drawn up for both next season and the long term".
23 Feb 14 - GBR SUMMER SQUADS

With the imminent retirement of Manager / Coach Marc WALKER, and a requirement for some of the athletes to undertake military courses and training,  there will be some changes to the look of the squads for Summer 2014. As yet there are no retirements and we are thus planning on:

Squad 2018 These athletes will train under their own coaches, but will participate in some activities and training camps with Squad 2022 in and around Ruhpolding
Men Scott DIXON CBNSC LBdr Lee-Steve JACKSON 16 Regt RA
Bdr Kevin KANE 3 RHA   LCpl Marcel LAPONDER 28 Engr Regt
           
Women Cpl Nerys JONES AGC   Cpl Amanda LIGHTFOOT AGC
Squad 2022 These athletes will train in Ruhpolding under Manager / Coach Bdr Simon ALLANSON 3 RHA
           
Men Cpl Sean BOWEN 1 CS Bn REME Cpl John DUNNETT 1 LSR RLC
Cpl Dan FULLER 2 RTR LCpl Alex GLEAVE 2 CS Bn REME
       
Train in Kinloss (visit Ruhpolding as and when available)
  Tpr Alex MASSEY HCR   Spr Joel SMITH 39 Engr Regt
Pre-invited to Selection, November 2014   Cpl Paul BIRMINGHAM 1 RTR
 
13 Feb 14 - HOW TO START OUR GREAT SPORT!

From time to time we receive enquiries about "How to Start in Biathlon". Every 4 years at the time of the OWG there is an upsurge in these enquiries and this year is no exception. Two or 3 a day for the last fortnight! Wow, and thanks for your enthusiasm. Alas it is not easy to start in the UK as there is only one civilian racing club (Cairngorm BNSC in Aviemore) and one "Masters" club (Wessex BNSC) near Bath. Virtually all other biathletes in the UK are in the Army, together with a few Royal Marines.

Notwithstanding the BBU's new sponsorship deal with Aspen Healthcare Solutions (UK) Ltd we simply do not have the resources to nurture your enthusiasm. But, do not despair! Read our link "About Us & How to Start". It may not make you happy, but it explains our current situation and we are always willing to listen to suggestions. But, what we cannot do is to pour non-existent money into Development. We may be able to run a couple of Talent ID road-shows later this year; watch this space!
13 Feb 14 - ARMY BIATHLON DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

The athletes nominated to attend the inaugural "Army Biathlon Development Squad" (ABDS), which replaces the former NDS were announced at the Army  / British Champs prize giving in Ruhpolding last Thursday.

SSgt Adele WALKER 29 Regt RLC and Cpl Ben WOOLLEY 17 P&M Regt RLC will be the instructors for the three courses and Biathlon Academy which will be based at in Scotland at 39 Engr Regt Kinloss. Course Joining Instructions will be issued shortly and all attendance will be subject to  release from Units and a maximum of approx 12 students per course.

Men:

JUO James Smith  Oxford UOTC Gnr Sam Wells  16 Regt RA
Cfn Liam Ward  17 P&M Regt RLC Pte Robin Brockis  29 Regt RLC
Pte Mark Patterson  1 LSR RLC Pte Brandon Bradley  DST
Pte Seoras Mackay  1 LSR RLC Cfn Lewis Hannington  1 CS Bn REME
LCpl Liam Doody  1 LSR RLC Tpr Robert Woods  2 RTR
Spr Tom Park  33/101 Engr Regt Pte Jordan Bennett DST
Pte Jordan Foley  17 P&M Regt Cfn Elliot Palin  2 CS BN REME
Gnr James Dean-Netscher  3 RHA Pte Tobias Chapman  29 Regt RLC
Spr Matt Chambers  28 Engr Regt Gnr Matthew Wright  16 Regt RA
Pte Nathan Hindle  1 LSR RLC Gnr Steven Hand  3 RHA
Gnr Martin Shaw  26 Regt RA Pte Carl Aldridge 1 LSR RLC
         

Women:

JUO Kate Wray Oxford UOTC Pte Fran Oddy DST
Lt Alice Ward 1 LSR RLC Pte Emma Drew 6 TLR RLC
LCpl Lydia Hilson 16 Med Regt Cpl Jo Brownlow 16 Med Regt
Gnr Georgina Kelly  1 RHA Gnr Sam Grist 26 Regt RA
Pte George Price 29 Regt RLC      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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