by Frank Parsons
started skating at quite a late stage of her life as far
as international skaters are concerned. She started skating
in 1986 at 11 years of age.
father, who was a sportsman (a gymnast) in his earlier
days used to be in charge of all her off ice training.
She was originally taught skating by Reg Park, then went
to Magda Mayer for a while, came back to Reg again then
had a brief spell learning from Wojceich Bankowski. After
this she came back to Reg again then had almost a year
in Colorado Springs learning from renowned American coach
came home directly from the States to skate in an Australian
Championship and skated quite poorly (as quite a lot of
our skaters who do this sort of thing are apt to do) and
not long after this gave up competitive skating.
always kept up her friendship with Reg Park who managed
to persuade her to make a come back, and at this come
back in Perth is was evident that she was skating better
than she had ever skated before, but it has taken her
up until these championships to show her full potential
and be able to do it in front of the judges.