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Year Awarded: 2019
Sport: Snowboarding
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Tess Coady - Snowboarding

“I feel extremely privileged,” said Tess Coady, who at 17 was the youngest Australian member to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympic Team, but unfortunately sustained a knee injury at training and had to withdraw before she could compete.

“I am really looking forward to meeting and getting to know my mentor Nick Green, and I feel he will be able to offer me some extremely valuable advice.”

Coady, who only started competing internationally in 2017, rose to prominence after claiming both the big air and slopestyle junior world championship titles in 2017.

“It is a great privilege to be able to pass on some of my knowledge to Tess,” said mentor Nick Green, member of Australia’s legendary ‘Oarsome Foursome’.

“Having teenage daughters of my own, I know that I will be able to listen to Tess and support and guide her growth as an athlete.”

 

Click here to read the 2019 Scholarship Media Release from 2018

 

NPB Quote – Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA), Chairman Geoff Henke AO

“I can’t think of anyone more worthy of this recognition by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. This scholarship is bound to give Tess further encouragement to succeed in the future”


 

What integrity means to me:

"Integrity is the quality of being honest, trusting, dignified and having strong moral principles; integrity is about doing the right thing in a reliable way and living up to those values and beliefs. For me, integrity is something I hold key in my values as a person in my everyday life and a principle I aim to display in my sport, both on and off the snow. Integrity for me is closely tied with good sportsmanship and is a value that I hope I display when competing and when representing Australia, whether it’s been a great day or not.

As a sports person I understand that my actions can influence others, particularly younger, aspiring athletes and integrity is something that I hope people recognize in me as one of my primary qualities and I hope to use this quality to inspire the future of our sport".

 

Fast Facts

Disciplines: Big Air & Slopestyle

First started competing: 2010

State Institution: NSWIS

National Ranking (as at August 2018): One

International Ranking (as at August 2018): 8th Slopestyle

Occupation: Student

All-Time Sporting Hero: Scotty James, Alex Pullin, Steph Gilmore, Richmond Tigers

Pre-Competition Routine: Coffee and a long warm up to some Rihanna tunes


Honours, Awards & Results

2018 Australian Olympic Winter Team

2018 World Cup Snowmass, Slopestyle 3rd

2017 Junior World Championships, Slopestyle and Big Air dual Gold

2017 Mammoth Slopestyle World Cup, 6th

2017 Czech Republic World Cup, Slopestyle 6th

 

  

Mentor:  Nicholas Green OAM

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When considering the stature of an athlete or for that matter any person, I set great store in certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill. They are that the person conducts his of her life with dignity, with integrity, courage, and perhaps most of all, with modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, and competitiveness.