All administrative responsibilities fall to this person, such as recording minutes from meetings and sending out communications from our members.
Firstly, I am a mum to 4 Siberian Huskies and a step-mum to 3 children. Although I do not race myself, I have been involved in the dog sports world for 4 years.
I have supported my husband racing 4-dog Rig Open and my oldest step-daughter racing 2-dog Rig Open (age 14). I have helped handle for numerous mushers and also regularly offer to help with marshalling duties at events that we attend.
I can see the BSSF becoming a great organisation and one that the UK will be proud of with the right committee leading the way. Over my 4 years’ experience I have unfortunately seen the BSSF grow a negative reputation. I would like to be a part of the “new blood” to help the BSSF regain the support of the UK Dog Sports scene and also to get our beloved sport recognised by Sport England. I can see that there are far more positive reasons to get the sport recognised than negative reasons.
With my own personal interests in Dog Welfare and Child Welfare I feel I am a benefit to the BSSF committee. Dog Welfare should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds in this sport and the Children really are the future. Without keeping these two areas as priorities, the sport will have a bleak future.
Despite my experience in the dog sports scene being a lot less than other people, this does not impact how much I do love the sport. Seeing all the dogs coming back in over the finish line with happy faces and wagging tails gives me a feeling that cannot be beaten. I admire all the athletes that take part and understand the varying skills required for each discipline.
The bottom line is that I am passionate about the dog sports world and love playing my part in making our governing body great.