Jesse Phillips
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I was born in Perth and had to grow up fast, chasing my older siblings and learning to compete with the bigger kids. Sport filled my schedule during adolescence, and I played everything I could get involved in, with particular success in football and hockey. In 1999 I stepped onto the elite sporting pathway that took me around the world competing for Australia and in 2003 I made my international debut on the junior Australian sprint kayak team. My resilience was built through the subsequent triumphs (and failures) of European tours spanning 2005 to 2011.

I achieved my childhood dream in 2012 by making the Australian Olympic Team, placing 6th in the final at the London Games. In 2016 I went on to coach at the Rio Olympic Games, after narrowly missing the team. Today I compete in surf life saving ski racing to keep fit, and continue to coach in high performance programs.

I have always loved acting on both screen and stage - although sport took me away for several years - and in 2017 I relished the opportunity to refine my craft at WAAPA, a decision which inspired me to continue with a career in the arts. I now combine my skills as a motivational speaker and facilitator with the skills I have learnt from sports and performing arts to build a new path.

In 2018 I will continue completing a Psychology degree at Murdoch University and participate more fully in the performing arts industry.


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189cm (6' 2")

82kg (180lb)

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