NFTO Skydiving World Champs 2020
NFTO Skydiving Team
- 0.67% funded
- £ 100.00 pledged
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 three years of dedicated training we went on to have an extremely successful 2018, achieving our aim of winning Silver at the 2018 World Parachuting Championships and Gold at the 2018 Wind Tunnel World Cup. We subsequently went on to win Silver at the 2019 Parachuting World Cup, and significantly narrowed the gap with our close rivals France.
With a fresh lineup for 2020, we have the potential to be very strong, building on 4 years of progression by the NFTO alumni – four highly talented and driven women (and our superb camera-flier Simon!) with real potential to become World Champions.
We work exceptionally hard to maximise our performance, which involves sacrificing a huge amount of time and money (£10,000 each per annum, and countless days away from work, families, and loved ones).
After winning the medals in 2018 and 2019 we are now setting our goal higher – we want the UK to return to the top of the podium as World Champions in Female Formation Skydiving.
The intense training required to excel in skydiving is expensive. Unlike the UK’s traditional rivals of France who are fully funded, we need support for us to compete on a level playing field with our French, American and Russian rivals. At present we are £30k short on the training budget for the 2020, and thus we are trying to crowd fund half of that gap. We are continually pursuing corporate sponsorship, but any support will be hugely appreciated.
Best wishes on behalf of Team GB: