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Meet our Winter Sports Club Team!

Meet AJ Jones, Winter Sports Club Manager
Since 2003, AJ has been on board with the Perisher Winter Sports Club.With full teaching and coaching qualifications (PSIA and USSA) since 1998, AJ provides a wealth of both technical ability and on snow knowledge. When the Australian season finishes, AJ works at Beaver Creek and has been residing there for the Northern winters since 2000. We are extremely privileged to have AJ on board as our Winter Sports Club Manager.

Mogul Coaches
Josh Himbury
Perisher's Mogul Team Coach & FIS Teams Program Leader

Josh HimburyServing on the Perisher team since 2011, Josh has been with the WSC that entire time. He is a past WSC mogul athlete that grew up in the club and has helped to give back through his coaching.

Josh has created quite a following with all kids that he comes in contact with and has really connected with the WSC mogul athlete. Josh has also spent time coaching and competing in North America over the years and has found himself in Colorado, USA the last few winters. Josh has also worked through his Australian instructor levels over the years.

Georgie Leel
Perisher's Mogul Team Coach & Youth Teams Program Leader

Georgie LeelGeorgie has been a Perisher staff member since 2002 and has been a keystone of the WSC mogul programs over the years. During that time, Georgie has worked with a multitude of different athletes and inspired them to achieve great results in skiing.

She has developed long lasting athlete relationships during this time and also created quite the following. Georgie spends her northern winters in Colorado, USA. She is also a product of the Australian Instructor and coaching systems while serving as an Examiner as well.

Eliza Graham
Perisher's Mogul Team Coach

Eliza GrahamWorking in Perisher since 2008, Eliza has been a key member to the success of the WSC mogul teams. She has showed great commitment to athlete progress and also helping to guide them in the right direction.

Being a past mogul athlete herself, Eliza brings with her the knowledge and experience to help athletes learn what it takes to be successful at a high level. She has attained her instructor certification levels over the years through the Australian systems. Eliza works in an elite mogul training program overseas in Colorado when not coaching for the WSC. She also serves as a local physio.

Ben Chapman
Perisher's Mogul Team Coach

Ben ChapmanServing on the Perisher team since 2009, Ben has worked in and out of the Snowsports School and joined WSC in 2015. He brings to the team a wealth of experience as a past mogul athlete as well the skill improvement focusses that a highly qualified instructor brings to the team. Ben has worked overseas in Canada for multiple seasons. He has attained his instructor levels over the years through his involvement with APSI.

Freeski Coaches
Luke Juergensen
Perisher's Freeski Team Coach

Luke is joining us for another year in the Perisher Winter Sports Club. He brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Having recently served as a Freeski Team Head Coach in Canada, SSA Aerials/Ski coach in the USA and also teaching and coaching in Japan, Luke provides a safe and impactful training experience for all athletes that he works with.

Luke has worked with multiple athletes over the years within Australia and also serves as a trampoline coach in his time outside of skiing. We look forward to having Luke share his knowledge and expertise with the team from his multiple Canadian Freestyle certifications and New Zealand Instructing certificates.

Hayden Arscott
Perisher's Freeski Team Coach

Hayden ArscottHayden is joining us for his second year in the Perisher Winter Sports Club. He has mostly worked in the Perisher Snowsports School since 2013. Hayden also coached our Sunday programs for a number of years before stepping into the Freeski Comp Teams last year. He is a very knowledgeable and passionate coach within the discipline and really connects with his athletes.

Hayden spends his northern winters in Breckenridge, USA and most recently was involved as a coach in our Breckenridge Holiday Program through the Perisher Winter Sports Club this past January. Hayden carries American certifications in both PSIA (instructing) and USSA (coaching). We look forward to hearing some great stories of his coaching of the groms this season.

Snowboard Coaches
Stan Wu
Perisher's Snowboard Team Head Coach

Stan WuNew to the team for 2017, Stan comes from the USA where he has had a wealth of experience in a multitude of positions within the industry. He holds American credentials with an AASI level 3 full certification and also a level 300 USSA coaching certification.

Stan is coming fresh off the Colorado season where he was working for a high performance club and also served as a trainer in Beaver Creek. He has previously served as the Snowboard Teams Head Coach at Northstar, in Lake Tahoe for quite a few years. He has also worked in NZ and Australia previously. I think he will bring a wealth of knowledge to our club and strong leadership. Please welcome Stan to our coaching team for 2017.
Luka Dasovic
Perisher's Snowboard Cross Team Coach

LukaHaving been with Perisher since 2010, Luka has served in a variety of different instructing and coaching roles. He is also a past member of the Slovenian National Team for snowboard instruction.

Luka is a very versatile coach and has worked with many different athletes over the years. He will be joining in with the Snowboard Cross athletes again this year. 

Sean MacPhee
Perisher's Snowboard Slopestyle/Pipe Team Coach

Sean MacPheeSean has worked in Perisher since 2011 in both instructing and coaching capacities. He is also a product of the Australian instruction system where he has attained his levels of certification. Sean is a strong rider in a multitude of areas and will be working with our Slopestyle and Halfpipe athletes this season.

Steve McGill
Perisher's Snowboard Team Scots Academy Coach

Steve McGill Steve has been with Perisher since 2010 and served in a variety of roles from instructor, trainer and coach during that time.He has created quite a following over the years and has also worked with a number of different athletes. He has worked with our Scots Winter Program for the last couple of years working in all disciplines.

James Barbe-Winter
Perisher's Snowboard Team Coach

James B WinterHaving been with Perisher since 2009 and with the WSC the last couple of years, James has served in a variety of different instructing and coaching roles. He has done a great job in molding his kids into knowledgeable and capable athletes.He is a member of the APSI and has worked his way through the instructing certification process through the years.

Aaron Handford
Perisher's Snowboard Team Coach

AaronWorking in Perisher since 2012, Aaron has done an extraordinary job in the Snowsports School of providing exceptional experiences for all that he encounters. We welcome him back again this season to continue his work with the Part Time Teams. Aaron is a member of the APSI and has also worked his way through the instructing certification process over the years. He has also worked on his coaching credentials through SSA.

Alpine and Ski Cross Coaches
Stephen Edwards
Perisher's Alpine  & Ski Cross Programs Head Coach

Stephen EdwardsStephen is our resident British coach, heading up Perisher's Alpine Teams. With full coaching certifications (including being a FIS International World Cup Accredited Coach), Stephen brings with him an elite standard of experience and knowledge. He has also had past experiences as a national team coach at the World Cup Level and coached athletes to past Olympics and World Championships. Having been on the British National Alpine Ski Team and competed in the 1992 Winter Olympic Games, our Alpine athletes are in the best of hands to progress their ski racing careers. Stephen has been coaching for just about 25 years and has called Perisher home since 2011.

Jan Vokaty
Perisher's Alpine Team Coach & U/16 – U/14 Program Leader

Jan Vokaty Jan rejoins the Alpine Teams this season as the Program Leader for the U/16 & U/14 groups. With past supervisor and trainer experience in the Snowsports School, coaching FIS, as well as heading up our Interschools training program, Jan is sure to move the direction of children’s racing in Perisher in a positive direction.

He truly brings an incredible amount of racing and coaching experience from all over the globe (has worked in the ski industry on 4 continents). Jan carries with him full Czech instructor certifications as well as coaching credentials from the USA and New Zealand.

Matt Williams
Perisher's Ski Cross Team Coach & Program Leader

Matt Williams Matt is one of the most versatile members on the team and has proved himself time and time again coaching ski-cross and alpine racing, all while working in our race department. Matt started work in the Perisher Snowsports School in 2013 and made his debut with the WSC in 2014. He has created quite the following over the years and will continue to do so in his expanded capacity as the Ski Cross Teams Program Leader. Matt carries a ton of knowledge and certifications from the Canadian systems of 

Bobbi Kelly
Perisher's Alpine Team Coach

Bobbi KellyBobbi has been working with the WSC Alpine Teams as a coach since 2015. She grew up in the Perisher WSC from a young age and we have been privileged to have her pass on her years' of knowledge and experience to WSC kids. She has completed certificates in instructing and coaching through SSA and the Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors associations. She also has recently spent time coaching overseas in France.

Charlee Kelly
Perisher's Alpine Team Coach

CharleeCoaching the Alpine Teams since 2015 Charlee brings a wealth of experience to the kids in WSC. She is also a previous member of the PWSC and enjoys sharing knowledge of ski racing with the youngsters. She is certified by the APSI, SSA and has participated in overseas training programs in Europe. She has most recently spent a season working in Canada and even spent a bit of time with the Lake Louise World Cup crew.

Interschools Competition Team Coaches
Steffan Shaw
Perisher's Interschools Competition Team Coach

Steffan is joining us for his first year in the Perisher Winter Sports Club, but has worked in the Perisher Snowsports School since 2016. He grew up a ski cross competitor, while formulating a great fundamental base of skills. He has applied those skills, while training himself up in other disciplines and acquired his Canadian certification levels for instructing. Steffan has a wealth of understanding within the sport and is a very versatile skier / coach. He will create a strong following with the kids in this program while providing some amazing experiences for all.

Masters Coaches
Luke Riddle
Perisher's Race Masters Team Coach

RiddleLuke has been a staple in the Race Masters program over the years and will continue on again this season. He provides a solid technical understanding of the sport and creates exceptional experiences for all he spends time with. Luke has worked in Perisher since 2011 with both the Snowsports School and Winter Sports Club. Luke has acquired his certifications over the years in the British system and specifically from BASI. He has many years’ experience teaching and coaching overseas in France.

 

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