Welcome to the Home of the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team (CSDST) !
CSDST is a charitable organisation which helps to rehabilitate those serving and retired service personnel who have been injured during their military service, through the medium of Adaptive (Alpine) Skiing.
Please look around this site to read about the team and its athletes, hear about their achievements and aspirations, and, if you wish, make a contribution towards their goals. Please feel free to contact the staff as indicated; we would be delighted to provide any further information that you need. All of the athletes are exceptional young men and women and, having given so much in the service of their country, anything that you can do to help them achieve their aspirations will be exceptionally well received.
Thank you for visiting CSDST!
The Invictus Games
There are many atheletes competing at the Invictus Games who have spent time with the CSDST. Congratulations to them all but especially to Jaco van Gass with two Gold medals on the cycle track; Grant Harvey, part of the Gold Medal winning British Rugby Team; Andy Grant - two gold medals on the running track - more results to come....
Read about other members of the Team here
The Ride of Thrones
They did it! Having left Edinburgh Castle on the 3rd September, all riders arrived safely at the Tower of London on the afternoon of 9th September. With huge thanks to our sponsors and supporters - so far over £40,000 raised. More updates and photos on our News page.
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The Team’s Chairman, Brigadier Fred Hargreaves OBE, said,
"Adaptive skiing changes people’s lives, giving wounded, injured and sick Servicemen, Servicewomen and veterans the opportunity to regain their sense of adventure, confidence and competitiveness. The Ride of Thrones has been an exceptionally rewarding experience for our athletes and also for the tremendous team of supporters from Selex ES, Allocate Software, DO Systems, BT and elsewhere. The camaraderie and dedication shown throughout the 450-mile journey across our beautiful country was simply brilliant. It's thanks to an incredible level of support through donations that we have been able to raise such a huge total."
Please see our News page for updates on the Ride of Thrones. This wonderful fundraising event finishes at the Tower of London on 9th September, and the following day sees the start of the Invictus Games, to be held at sporting venues around East London, including The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. Although there is no skiing at the games, many injured servicemen who have become part of the CSDST family will be taking part. Craig Gadd helped unveil the medals for the games as you can see here.
See our Donors page for news of the fantastic Wirral Triathalon team from SAAB who competed in order to raise money for CSDST.
Major Team News - Mick Brennan returns from Sochi having placed 8th in the Super Combined and 10th in the Super G. See News for further details
CSDST are proud to announce that Mick Brennan has been selected to join the GB Paralympic Team to compete in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia in March and that CSDST Head Coach Mark Scorgie has been selected to be Assistant Coach and Ski Technician for the GB Paralympic Team.
Mick is the only person with a military background to be selected for the team. From now until the games Mick will race in a World Cup SuperG in Tignes, visit the Inter-Services competition in Meribel in France, race in the European Cup Finals in Abenau in Austria and try to take a few days off before travelling to Sochi.
All the members of CSDST would like to congratulate both Mick and Mark for such brilliant achievements.
Sgt (Retd) Mick Brennan won a Bronze Medal at the International Paralympic Committee’s Alpine World Cup Giant Slalom in Thredbo, Australia (Feb 13)
Mick Brennan won a Silver Medal at the Europa Cup Super Giant Slalom in Tignes, France
Kingsley Ward took 5th place in the IPCAS Slalom at Rinn in Austria
Please visit our News page for further details