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|About||AWSA enables soldiers to develop military and technical skills on snow and ice - Alpine, Bobsleigh, Cresta, Luge, Nordic, Skeleton, Snowboard and Telemark.|
|Mission||To create the opportunity for soldiers - from novice to expert - to take part in a broad range of exciting and competitive winter challenges.|
Part of routine Army Winter Warfare Training includes teaching some soldiers to ski. From this basic level the more talented progress to various Army Ski Championships or branch out into the other winter sports disciplines. Most funding comes from the soldiers themselves, private regimental funds and sponsorship.
Sponsorship is crucial and the key that enables it all to become affordable and to help AWSA ensure that the various competitions and events are run at the highest standards of professionalism and safety.
The cost-effective benefit to the taxpayer is that soldiers are tested on leadership and management skills. Physical fitness is a must, team spirit is formed whilst real courage, endurance, and ‘guts’ are needed in all winter sports. In Army winter sports determination is required to carry out daily and rigorous training and to complete often dangerous or exhausting events. Decision-making under extreme pressure is practiced all the time and often has to be carried out in milliseconds.
These are all requirements for the modern-day soldier.
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