Hi I'm Cain. I'm 20 and love snowboarding. I started snowboarding 5 years ago at the Chill Factore, then in October I was invited to go and train in Austria, with GBX, (Great Britain Bordercross Team) this is for 6 months. Apart from 5 days holiday this is the first time I have been on proper snow, before I was only on indoor slopes. I've been training hard and my ambition is to become good enough to be in the 2022 Olympics.
In February I will enter my first race, with 5 more during February and March. These will be in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Andorra. The whole project has cost about £8,000 so far for travel, equipment and accommodation and travel to races is included in that. The money has come from my savings and my family.
Each race will cost me about £150, this is for entrance fee, accommodation and food whilst there, Austria has proved a more expensive place to live than I budgeted for so I need to raise some money to enter these competitions.