Whilst now 4 months since the winter Olympics, it is worth reliving a few of the moments and to celebrate just how well our team performed in PyeongChang.
These Olympics we had 6 competitors which is a record for any Australian XC team at an Olympics and 2 more than the Sochi games in 2014. The team members were: Barbara Jezersek (NSW), Callum Watson (NSW), Aimee Watson (NSW), Philip Bellingham (VIC), Jessica Yeaton (WA) & Casey Wright (VIC). AUSXC Head Coach Valerio Leccardi led the XC contingent to PyeongChang, with a dedicated support team of Randy Gibbs (head wax tech), Gus Kaeding (wax tech), Paul Moore (wax tech), and Finn Marsland (coach/tech). Callum and Barbara would be the most familiar to those skiing at Perisher in recent years, with Aimee also a home-grown Perisher skier.
To get a more comprehensive run down of our team's! winter Olympics, (Click Here)
To finish off, because XC Skiing is not a front-line sport in Australia, fundraising is a very important part of the business plan to be able to support our skiers, not only at the Olympics but with all the competitions and training that needs to take place prior to the Olympics or the Olympic year.
Finn Marsland has kindly supplied me with the attached (Click Here) which detailed the “XC Towards 2018” campaign. This document also shows of some of the great results that the team has achieved along the way. Fundraising will be starting again, building towards the 2022 Olympics. Along the way, please give a little to help us achieve bigger and better things. Keep in mind that a significant fundraising event during XC Ski Week is the Sundeck Cup. Please come along, line up, ski the course and have some fun with all proceeds going towards supporting our top skiers.