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NISA welcomes increased funding from UK Sport ahead of PyeongChang

The National Ice Skating Association today welcomes the news that both Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating will see a fundraising increase to protect and enhance medal potential at the PyeongChang Winter Oympic and Paralympic Games.

UK Sport, the nation’s high performance sports agency, has announced an increase in funding for winter sports as they prepare for 2018. The decision comes after the Second Annual Investment Review in the PyeongChang cycle.

The increase in funding for Figure Skating will be helping to support elite Ice Dance couple Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes, who ranked 7th in the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston at the start of April.

Robin Cousins, High Performance Manager at NISA, said;

“On behalf of the NISA World Class programme I am thrilled that UK Sport have decided to continue their support of Penny and Nick. After a season of injury and illness they came back in style at the world Championships earlier this year finishing 7th and now have a World Ranking of 6.

“A podium placement is in their sights for the Olympics in PyeongChang and we’ll do everything we can to help them give their all in the season to come.”


Published June 24th 2016