NFTO Skydiving World Podium project
We are the British Female Formation Skydiving team, named NFTO – Not For The Ordinary.
Four ordinary women doing extraordinary things.
NFTO Skydiving team was formed in 2015, and after two years of dedicated training went on to have a successful 2016, achieving our aim of winning Bronze at the 2016 World Championships and the 2016 Wind Tunnel World Cup.
With a fresh lineup for 2017, the team is the strongest it has ever been – four highly talented and driven women, with real potential to succeed.
The team are working exceptionally hard to maximise their performance – sacrificing a huge amount of time and money (£10,000 each per annum, and countless days away from work, families, and loved ones).
Great Britain historically has an excellent pedigree in female skydiving, and our goal is to get Team GB again where it belongs – on the podium, by winning a medal at the 2018 World Championships. However, the sport is not a cheap one, and we are looking for financial support to enable us to achieve our ambition.
“The team has talent, dedication and commitment and, if they can realise their full potential, they can achieve great things”
Gary Smith, NFTO coach and two-time skydiving World Champion
The intense training required to excel in skydiving is expensive. Unlike the UK’s traditional rivals of the USA and France, the British Parachute Association is unable to provide comprehensive funding for teams. For us to compete on a level playing field with our French and Canadian rivals, we certainly need further financial resources to be able to embark on that level of training. In the region of a total additional £70,000 per year is needed. We are continually pursuing corporate sponsorship, but any support will be hugely appreciated.
Best wishes on behalf of the Team GB girls:
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