Page header shows our skiers who competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics; (left to right) Scott Kneller, Sam Wells, Sami Kennedy-Sim & Jenny Owens.
Jenny Owens and Scott Kneller have since retired from elite competition.
SASC and the Lodge Cooperative have joined to support Sam Wells and Sami Kennedy-Sim for the 2017-18 northern winter.
See latest updates below:
Sam Wells - Aerial Skier - Update 24th April 2017
Sam Wells - August update
"After the winter season I took a short break to rest and reset before regrouping in Melbourne for the first summer camp in Lilydale.
At this camp I spent much time in the bungee working on the weaknesses of my jumping and refining the strengths that were brought forth by the winter just gone. I also got in the bulk of my basics (singles) on the water ramps in Lilydale, a well as touching base with our new strength and conditioning coach.
Since leaving Australia in May, I’ve been jumping full throttle on the water ramps here in Park City, Utah, USA. I’ve had much time to work on my triple-twisting-doubles and am feeling really comfortable with my competition jumps in each range; a huge plus heading into an Olympic year, in a competition based on consistency!!
With 6 weeks of training to go, I’m really pleased with how my jumps are coming along, and look forward to competing these jumps in a water ramp event here in Park City, early next month.
I hope everyone at SASC are making the most of the HUGE dumps of snow in the Aussie Alps, what a ripper season!
Sami Kennedy Sim - Ski Cross competitor: August update
"I have been training up a storm in Jindabyne! My Strength & Conditioning training has remained the primary focus, with 1-3 days on snow per week. I have enjoyed being back on snow and feel I am starting to break some old (bad) habits in my skiing.......... click here to continue reading.
Here is a link to Sami's 2017 podium run:
SASC provides cash support to adult members competing in Snowsports at an elite level to ease the financial burden for their training and competition and to provide moral support.
Applications for sponsorship are considered each year at the September Club meeting. Further information is available from the Club Secretary.
Member's children (under 19 years) are eligible for “Junior” elite snowsports athlete sponsorship please contact the Juniors Secretary for details.