Welcome to all TSRC Members, new Members and Friends of TSRC for the coming 2012 season. The club is currently preparing for another busy season.
For the first time in a decade the club starts the season with training membership full, after increasing training positions by 20% to 85.
This letter contains a lot of information about the coming season. We would ask you to read it carefully. Also attached are the forms to be completed for membership renewal plus (where applicable) forms for our training members and their parents to be completed. Also attached is an individual invoice for each family. If you have any queries relating to this please contact the Treasurer.
We would ask that all forms are properly completed and signedand monies be paid by cheque to the club’s Treasurer before 31 May, 2012.
The Club had its AGM on Sunday 18thMarch. The meeting elected an unchanged Board of Directors for the 2012/13 year:
Stephen Weeks – President
BJ Kaufmehl – Club Captain
Robert Schuitema – Secretary/Treasurer
Dr Felicity Bidencope – Committee
David Chrystal – Committee
Colin Hodkinson – Committee
Guy Hough – Committee
Markus Mueller – Committee
Jamie Neill – Committee
Tim Robertson – Committee
Angus Thompson – Committee
2011/12 Northern Hemisphere Season
TSRC Members had a busy season training and racing in Europe and North America. The Club would like to congratulate the following 20 members (and recent past members) who represented Australia in various Alpine & Skier Cross competitions:
Australia National Team
- Luc Chevalier (Current Training Member)
- Lavinia Chrystal (Training Member 1999 – 07)
- Sami Kennedy (Training Member 2000- 07) Skier Cross
- Scott Kneller (Training Member 2005-7) Skier Cross
- Hugh Stevens (Training Member 1996 – 06) Injured Status
National Junior Squad (Age 15-19)
- Sam Biilmann (Training Member 2007-09) Skier Cross
- Matilda Coates (Current Training Member)
- Lee Garner Cowan(Returning Training Member) Skier Cross
- Toni Hodkinson (Current Training Member)
- Max Hough (Current Training Member)
- Claudia Leggett ( Current Training Member) Skier Cross
- Alexandra Pilat (Current Training Member)
- Elizabeth Pilat (Training Member 2006-10)
- Sam Robertson (Current Training Member)
- Hannah Sugerman ( Current Training Member)
National Children’s Squad (age 11-14)
- Theo Coates
- Annabelle Hough
- Lucy Neill
- Oliver Thompson
- Phoebe Wood
TSRC is the Australian home training club for the majority of athletes in the Australian National Alpine and Skier Cross teams, and the National Age group teams who competed in European and North America during November 2011 to March 2012. This is a fantastic achievement of which everyone in the club should be immensely proud.
The Interschools races are separate to the SSA races however the majority of our Training Members compete in these races. In 2011 TSRC Training Members were dominant on the podium in both Alpine and Skier Cross at both the NSW Champs in Perisher and National Champs at Falls Creek.
The Interschools results also demonstrates the pleasing progress made by a number of our first and second year training members. These athlete has graduated from a previously mid range skier to one highly competitive in these competitions.
A draft copy of the SSA Calendar for the 2012 season is available on their website – www.skiandsnowboard.org.au. The Calendar is currently on version 6 so you will need to look if there are further updates.
The major dates for TSRC Members are:
- First Training Date – Saturday 23rdJune – starting 8am
- 2011 TSRC Prize Giving – Saturday 7thJuly
- TSRC Parents Cocktail Function – Sunday 8thJuly
- TSRC 40th Anniversary Celebrations – Saturday 21stJuly
- TSRC Cup – Saturday 21th & Sunday 22ndJuly
- Australian FIS National Championships – Monday 6th to Friday 10thAugust
- Australian Children Championships – Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd September
The TSRC training schedule for the July holidays is currently being finalised. The training is scheduled for 6 days a week with the Rest Day to be determined by the Coaching Co-Ordinator and is subject to weather and snow conditions.
TSRC is looking at providing full time training blocks after the June-July holidays. A number of people have indicated that they are keen to take part. Details and costs to follow. The cost of this training is in additional to the base training costs detailed below.
Training Membership has been capped at 85. The distribution of Training Members for the 2012 season is:
Under 16 25
Under 14 21
Under 12 9
The Club, in conjunction with KT has appointed Mr Joe Draxl as Coaching Co-ordinator for TSRCfor the 2012 Season. This will be Joe’s forth season with TSRC as Coaching Co-ordinator.
Other coaches returning to TSRC for the 2012 season are currently being finalized. We are hoping that most of last year’s coaches will return for the 2012 season.
All members must train in their TSRC uniforms.
All Members Under 16 and younger are required to own and wear the Beyond X TSRC red and black Jacket and Pants.
FIS training members may wear the soft shell black FIS jacket and black pants. This jacket may be purchased from the club (available from the first weekend of training) and worn instead of the club jacket.
During training, Training Members may wear their race suits and short pants however these should be in club colours, where possible.
Both the TSRC Jacket and soft shell jackets should have all club sponsors logos sewn onto them.
New Jackets & Pants are obtainable from Australia’s Beyond X representative, Colin Hodkinson on (02) 9440 3688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club holds a number of new black soft shell jackets for FIS training members.
If you have any enquiries on Uniforms please contact Felicity Bidencope on 0419 231 490 or email@example.com
Code of Conduct
The Directors recently reaffirmed the Club’s Code of Conduct. It is important that TSRC Training Members adhere to the Code of Conduct. Our Training Members are very visible both on the mountain and in the village, hence the Club expects a high standard of behaviour at all times.
We would ask parents to have the Training Member read the Code of Conduct before signing it in front of you, and ask that parents/guardians also sign the Code of Conduct.
The base training fees for the 2012 season were increased at the AGM to $3,400 for all age groups. Fees for the 2012 season must be paid by cheque as the Treasurer does not have any credit card processing facilities in Sydney.
The club has again included race fees for the TSRC Cup in the fees to be paid at the start of the season. Provision will be made to refund these fees should a racer provide appropriate advance notification that they will not be competing or are injured.
For other race events, including TSRC FIS races and other interstate FIS races, the Club in the past has paid the race fees, accommodation & lift tickets in advance and sought reimbursement by the members. The Club will continue to do this however reminds all members that it seeks prompt reimbursement.
A comprehensive package of Membership Forms, Training Member Waiver, Parents Waiver, Code of Conduct for members (and guardians) to complete for the 2012 season is attached to this letter.
As part of our contract with KT (a very comprehensive document which the Club Directors enter with KT each year), TSRC is obligated to run or assist in the running of 11 race days at Thredbo, namely:
- SCECGS Redlands Cup (10 July)
- TSRC Cup (21-22 July)
- Australian FIS National Champs (6-11 August)
- Australian Children Champs (1-3 September)
In order to run these events, the Club needs to provide significant people power. The Interschools and Redlands Cup events will require a smaller number of specialist positions (starters, chief marshals, timers) as Redlands and Interschools provide gate keepers, course workers and slippers, however TSRC Cup and National FIS Champs requires approx 25 course workers, gate keepers and slippers each day in addition to the specialist positions.
A work schedule will be put in place by the Race Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Felicity Bidencope for various events.
The TSRC website is www.thredboskiracing.comThe website has been updated for the 2012 season.
The Notice Board is available for members to buy, sell and swap equipment.
For the past 5 years the club’s main sponsor has been St Hilliers, a Sydney based property development company. Their Sponsorship finishes on 31 March, 2012 and they have advised that they will not be renewing it. We thank St Hilliers and Tim & Anne Marie Casey for this valued sponsorship.
TSRC is looking for a main sponsor for the 2012 season and beyond. The benefits include corporate logos on the Training members clothing and a sign on the clubrooms at the bottom of the main trail seen by tens of thousands of skiers each season.
If anyone is interested or knows of someone who is interested in being the main sponsor for TSRC please contact either Rob Schuitema or myself.
For the June long weekend, the clubhouse will be open and lockers would have been allocated with names on each locker. Training members may start storing their equipment in the clubhouse from then.
The first official training day will be Saturday 23rd June – 8am.
The Presentation of TSRC Awards for 2011 season has been set for 5pm on Saturday 7th July at the Keller. All parents and children are invited to this function.
Gabi Robertson has kindly offered to organize the Parents Cocktail Function again this year, following last year’s very successful function. The Knickerbocker Restaurant & Bar has been booked for Sunday 8th July and we are also planning a TSRC 40th birthday function on Saturday 21st July.
On behalf of my fellow Directors, we look forward to another busy and successful ski season.
31 March, 2012.