Meet Our Athletes
Here’s what our athletes have to say about their experience and outcomes from joining the AFPST Para-Snowsports Programme.
When former Staff Sergeant Steve Arnold joined the Royal Engineers, he was carrying on a family tradition. His Grandad, Dad and Brother had all served and Steve was passionate about fulfilling his boyhood dream.
When Dan first joined the AFPST team, he hurtled down an Alpine Slalom run using a single sit ski. Since then, he has thrown himself into the Alpine Paralympic Programme with the highest of aspirations for the future.
As an athlete and mentor, double, above knee amputee ‘Swifty’ has achieved enormous success on the snow. “The charity has enabled me to make new friends in a group of like-minded people – an opportunity which is just as important as any new-found skills on the slopes”.
I’ve proudly served in two Regiments during my time, starting off with my local Regiment the Duke of Wellingtons from 1996 until 2002. I missed the Military way of life and decided to rejoin in 2004. This time I wanted to really challenge myself so I went for the Elite Parachute Regiment. I was fortunate and switched on enough to be selected for 1Para SFSG.
Royal Engineer veteran, Kevin Drake, left the army in 2008 having served twelve years. Nine months later, he re-joined, having missed the camaraderie and sense of purpose the Forces gave. Kevin was part way through his second tour of Afghanistan when he was caught up in an explosion.
Join Our Team
If you want to join the programme and become part of our team, please contact us for more information.