Jack Millar first got on skis at the age of three. His grandparents had a holiday house in Jindabyne and in 1998 on a family holiday he started in the Milo Club at Perisher. In the coming years he went on to the Diamond Club and later was identified for the Winter Sports Development Program. He commenced with the Winter Sports Club in 2001, aged six. Since then he has skied competitively every season and now trains under Shawn Flemming at the Perisher Winter Sports Club.
Jack was a member of the Australian U14 Children's Squad who competed at the 2009/10 World Championships Whistler Cup. In 2010 he was named the NSW/ACT Most Developed Racer. In 2008 and 2009 he was named Perisher Winter Sports Club Most Improved Athlete in his age group.
In 2011, he trained with Vancouver Olympians Scott Kneller, Jenny Owens and Alex Pullin in Perisher. He also took part in the Ski and Snowboard Australia ‘Futures ski cross program’ where he showed promise as a ski cross athlete. Over the 2010/11 Winter Season, he trained with Jono Brauer at the Ski and Snowboard Australia Alpine Camp. Having come from an alpine background, Jack continues to train and compete in alpine as it assists his ski cross performances.
School: The Illawarra Grammar School, Mangerton NSW
Studying in 2012: Year 12
Club: Perisher Winter Sports Club
Coach: Shawn Flemming
13th (ski cross) – 2011 ANC Continental Cup 1 (Mt Hotham, Australia)
13th (ski cross) – 2011 ANC Continental Cup 2 (Mt Hotham, Australia)
1st (alpine) - 2011 Blue Cow Cup (Blue Cow, Australia)
2010 NSW/ACT Most Developed Racer
Perisher Winter Sports Club Most Improved Athlete in Age Group 2008 & 2009
Australian Children's Squad U14 2009/10 World Championships Whistler Cup
To qualify for the Australian Europacup team for ski cross with the goal of achieving a place in the Olympic Team. My professional ambition is to study for and become a pilot for a commercial airline.
Favourite band.......Parkway Drive
Favourite game.......Call of Duty
Hobbies.......Skiing, surfing, surf lifesaving
Sports hero.......Bode Miller, Scott Kneller
Best sport team.......St George Illawarra Dragons
I began this sport.......At 3 years of age at Perisher, joined the Winter Sports Club in 2001 and have skiied every season since the age of 8.
Participation in other sports.......Surf Lifesaving and swimming, both to state level