Alex Fitch

Australian Alexander Fitch flying in the pipe at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy, April 2011.

Athlete Biography

Alex Fitch began snowboarding in 2004 when her parents hired her a snowboard on a family holiday. Inspired by her brothers who had been snowboarding for years, Alex took to the sport, snowboarding for a week each year until she was 13. After performing well in the Interschools tournaments, Alex then joined the Perisher Winter Sports Club in 2008 to get the opportunity to be coached.

Alex's inspiration to take her sport to the next level came originally from the 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games and more recently, Torah's gold medal in Vancouver.

Living on the NSW Central Coast, Alex is a keen surfer and has also competed in surf lifesaving and swimming at a state level until she started exchanging the Australian summer for a Northern winter. She also does gymnastics and trampolining to help her snowboarding.

EDUCATION

School:  Lakes Grammar Anglican School, NSW
Studying in 2012:  Year 11

RECENT PERFORMANCES

9th (slopestyle) - 2011 Junior World Championships (Italy)
12th (halfpipe) - 2011 Junior World Championships (Italy)
4th - 2011 Revolution Tour Slopestyle Mt Hood (USA)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Member Australian Under 18 team - 2011 Jnr World Championships in Valmelenco
NSWIS Scholarship Holder 2010/11 and 2011/12
Overall Female Champion - 2010 Australian Junior Snowboarding Championships

INTERESTING FACTS

Alex was inspired to be a professional snowboarded watching Torah Bright at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To snowboard professionally, compete at Dew Tours, X Games, World Cup and hopefully the Olympics. I also want to be a Director in a Child Care Centre.

UNIQUE DETAILS

Favourite food.......Thai food, but really anything my dad cooks
Favourite band.......I love everthing
Favourite gadget.......Computer and phone
Favourite movie.......Harry Potter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,  & 7
Hobbies.......Surfing, hanging with friends
Sports Hero.......Torah Bright & Bethany Hamilton
Best sport team.......Soldiers Beach Surf Life Saving Team
I began this sport.......in 2004 when my parents hired me a snowboard. I wanted to be like my brothers for years and try snowboarding. I snowboarded a week every year untll i was 13.
Participation in other sports.......I did Surf Lifesaving and swimming both to state level and also gymnastics and trampolining to help my snowboarding