Coaches & Support Team

Professional, fun and energetic coaches are the Precise Racing’s greatest asset. The right coach makes all the difference to your ski camp experience, which is why we have carefully compiled an all-star cast of experienced and certified coaches.

Our passion and dedication for coaching is limitless and our outstanding knowledge and expertise is making the coaching innovative and inspiring, helping skiers improve and reach their skiing goals.

Alongside our coaches we have pastoral and academic roles established for our alpine camps. These are key roles within the Precise Programme that allow us to operate smoothly and provide support to all our athletes throughout the season in their specific areas. Scroll down to find out more.

Emily

Emily Evans

Programme Director & U14 Alpine Coach

At the young age of 2, Emily started her passion of skiing. She quickly progressed from learning into a solid skier with a desire to race. After a few years battling it out on the dry slopes, she began competing on snow. Emily’s talent was recognised and she represented the British Children’s team where she was able to prove herself numerous times on the international stage. The highlights of which include the World Children’s Champs and the Children’s Olympics on three separate occasions.

Having entered FIS, Emily joined the English Alpine ski team and proved herself again. The hard work paid off, next year she was selected into the British Junior Team and raced at the European Youth Olympics in Liberec 2011. After a successful racing career, Emily chose to take her hard earned knowledge and use it to coach young skiers and develop them into keen racers.

Emily currently holds BASI Level 3 ISIA instructing qualification, Level 3 IVSI coaching qualification, Snowboarding Level 1, Level 3 Mountain safety award and a SSE Level 4 Officials badge.

Having set up Precise Racing in 2017, I still have the burning desire to encourage our young athletes to develop both on and off the slopes. I believe with hard work and dedication, each of our athletes will be able to reach their full potential, especially with the help from our expert coaching and support team. This year, we have a strong staffing team and I am very pleased to be working alongside each of them.

 

Liv

Olivia Ward

FIS Alpine Coach

Since the young age of 3, Olivia learned to ski and gradually got involved in the racing scene. Throughout the summer, Olivia often travelled up and down the country to compete at dry slope and indoor events, while the winter months were focused on alpine. After putting in hard work and dedication to the sport, Olivia earned her place on the British Children’s Team and represented GB at multiple international events. Olivia would often result in top 5 positions at the British races and regularly collect silverware. 
At the age of 16, Olivia moved up to FIS racing where she was selected for the British Team. Racing and training at a high level, Olivia’s career highlight was being selected for GB at the European Youth Olympic in Erzurum, Turkey in 2017. 
After a successful racing career, Olivia went on to complete her coaching and instructing credentials. Continuing her love of skiing and racing, Olivia now shares her experiences with young ski racers and has been coaching for 6 seasons. We are very pleased to have Olivia on our coaching team, where she will be taking the lead with our FIS programme. 
Olivia currently holds UKCP Level 2 coach and BASI ISIA Level 3. 
Luke

Luke Feneley 

U16 Alpine Coach

Luke is a passionate ski coach and instructor, with over five years of experience teaching and coaching young athletes. Luke’s coaching philosophy is centered on creating a positive and supportive environment where athletes can thrive and grow. Luke strongly believes that skiing is not just a sport, but a way of life, and he strives to instill this love and respect for the mountain in our athletes.

In addition to his coaching knowledge, Luke competed at a high level in Skier X, with a particular career highlight of cometing at World Juniors. Attending these big events has given Luke a unique perspective of the sport and he has a better undertanding of the mental & phsical challenges the sport offers. 
As a Level 4 BASI instructor, Luke has extensive knowledge of skiing technique and pedagogy, which he uses to tailor his teaching to the individual needs of each trainees. Luke is an avid skier himself, with a deep love for the sport and the mountains and looks to bring this into his coaching.
Josh

Josh Rolfe

U10/12 Alpine Coach

Despite being a relative latecomer to the sport, Josh’s drive and focus has seen him progress over the years on a personal level with his own racing career and climbing the qualifications ladder in instructing and coaching. Josh has been teaching for 4 years for UK clubs and currently holds both Alpine Performance Coaching qualifications and BASI instructing qualifications.

Josh is passionate about providing our U10/12 athletes with opportunities to build on the fundamentals of skiing to create strong foundations for their long-term development. Josh is currently a Herts Sports Scholar at the University of Hertfordshire studying BSC (Hons) Business and Sports Management which is specifically designed towards high performing athletes and coaches. Keen to share his knowledge, Josh looks to develop our young athletes through a variety of teaching & engagement skills. 

Placement

Ellie Cook

Tutor / Pastoral Care

Ellie is a hardworking and well-organised individual who exceeds our requirements to carry out the Tutor / Pastoral role.
Recently graduating from the University of Nottingham as a Doctor, Ellie has decided to take some time out to widen her experiences and join our team. Ellie has over 5 years of tutoring experience, specialising in Maths from KS3 to GCSE, and has worked with a variety of children at summer activity camps in France and the UK.
Ellie previously did a ski season in Bacqueira Beret, where she completed her IASI Level 2. Furthermore, Ellie has also ventured into the ski racing scene, where she trained and raced at Gloucester Ski Slope for a number of years in her youth. 
Ellie is sporty, caring and intelligent and is a great asset to the staffing team. 

 

Placement

Gary Bishop

Tutor / Pastoral Care

Gary recently took an early retirement from a top northern independent boarding and day co-ed school where he was Head of Department for Economics and Business Studies. He was also a Housemaster for over seventy pupils. Gary holds a BA Economic & Geography double honours degree, Post Grad Cert Ed in both Economics and Physical Education and Dip. Clin.Hyp (General Hypnotherapy).  Furthermore, Gary holds a Level 2 award in understanding children and young people’s mental health,  BASI 2 instructor with APC 2 and ISIA Mountain Safety. Though an A-Level and GCSE teacher he has coached tennis, squash and rugby teams. Alongside this, and being PE trained, he has also taught throughout the sports curriculum. Beyond teaching, Gary is a qualified and registered Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in dealing with anxiety and focus coaching. We are very pleased to have Gary on board and we appreciate the expertise he brings to the team. 

 

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Megan Whitmarsh-Ali

Coach (Part-Time)

Megan has been part of our coaching team for a number of years and coordinates a large amount of our UK programme. Megan is hard-working, passionate and most importantly, has a caring and empathic approach.

Alongside our programme, Megan regularly coaches the local race clubs in the South East of England and has recently been appointed a Dry Slope Ambassador Manager.

With Megan’s youthful, energetic attitude, we are pleased to have her part of our coaching team.  

 

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Jim Gibb

Coach (Part Time)

Our Scottish coach Jim brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skiing. Jim has been involved in the sport for over 25 years and has coached skiers who have reached British Team level.

Jim first got involved in ski racing through his two children, where they competed and trained on both, artificial and alpine surfaces. Jim began exploring the coaching side of skiing and whilst his children were still enjoying the sport, he could gain more knowledge and give back to their race club. Soon after, Jim realised his love for coaching and began coaching on a regular basis. When Jim isn’t coaching, he competes on the ‘Masters circuit’ on dry slope, indoor and FIS World Cup tour in the Alps. Jim feels it is very important to continue competing as he thoroughly enjoys it but also he feels he can continue relating to the racers he coaches.

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans MBE

Team Ambassador

Charlotte started skiing aged 5 at a dry ski slope. Her talent was quickly noticed, as she became part of a race club that competed around the country. She only skied on snow for the first time aged 13 but within 2 years was selected to represent the England Alpine ski team.

Aged 17 Charlotte took the English Championship Title and was seen as Britain’s rising star. However a knee injury on the slopes led to tragic news that she would be unable to ski for a year. During her rehabilitation period Charlotte studied Sport and Exercise Science at Brighton University. Whilst studying, Charlotte was approached to become a sight guide for disabled athlete, Kelly Gallagher. After 4 years of training and racing the pair later achieved Britain’s first ever Winter Games Paralympics Gold Medal in Alpine skiing. To honour their success they both received an MBE, presented by Princess Anne.

Given Charlotte’s wealth of experience, from starting at the grass roots of skiing and then reaching the pinnacle of the sport, Charlotte enjoys coaching and inspiring children to reach their goals.