“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.
Since earning her Sport Australia Hall of Fame Mentoring Scholarship in 2018/2019, Tess has successfully returned from her injury and has returned to the world stage of Snowboard Slopestyle competition, and even managed to become the first Australian athlete to earn a gold medal at a World Cup in the discipline of slopestyle.
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.
Tess speaks about her Scholarship and what integrity means to her:
“Being able to work with Nick Green through the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program was an awesome experience. It was great getting insight from Nick about key points throughout his career, especially dealing with injury.”
“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”.
“It is a great privilege to be able to pass on some of my knowledge to Tess. 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.” said mentor Nick Green, member of Australia’s legendary ‘Oarsome Foursome’.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020: Slopestyle World Cup Seiser Alm Italy – 1st
- 2018: Australian Olympic Team
- 2018: Slopestyle World Cup Aspen – 3rd
- 2017: Junior World Championships – Slopestyle and Big Air Dual Gold
- 2017: Mammoth Slopestyle World Cup – 6th
- 2017: Czech Republic World Cup – Slopestyle 6th
Last updated 13/07/2020