President – Sarrah Zonneveld.
Sledding Since: 2016.
Classes Entered: Bikejoring and Canicross.
About: I started back in 2016 not knowing how amazing this sport would be and how many great friends I'd find along the way. After my first year in the sport, I jumped into general committee for 3 years and then into the President role. You can always find me being loud and having a blast around the fire at night or hiding in the bush taking some photos. 

I strive to bring this sport to more people and all breeds, you'll see me at every training weekend ready to help and work with all the beginners. If anyone ever needs help or has questions you'll find me ready to help with answers.

Vice President – Julie Bavington.
Sledding Since: 2012.
Classes Entered: 2 Dog Open, Bikejoring, 1 Dog Veteran and 2 dog Touring.
About: I started this amazing sport in 2012 with my two huskies, Blaze and Storm, both now passed but never forgotten. 

I now have five huskies, all rescues, and race as Team Natural Disaster with Quake, Tsumi, Twister, Blizzard and Cyclone.  This sport has seen me travel to many places in WA, as well as driving across Australia four times to compete in NSW, VIC, ACT and SA, including competing three times in the snow races in Victoria.  

We don’t win, most of the time we don’t place but spending such quality and fun times with my amazing furkids and sledding family is why I am addicted to this sport.  Nothing better than watching the sunrise whilst sledding in this awesome country.

Treasurer – Gheetha Toquero.
Sledding Since: 2018.
Classes Entered: I don't race but I do the race timing for every class and look after race entries.
About: Being involved in this sport with our two Samoyeds, Jambi and Jenna, have changed the course of my family’s life.

What started at beginner’s camp in 2018 with one dog and a tent, quickly escalated to two dogs, scooter, bike and a caravan. 

I just can’t find words to explain how much it makes me happy to see our dogs excited to run with the other dogs at races.  My husband always says “happy wife, happy life”. Every year I look forward to new adventures with our furry friends.

Secretary – Michelle Joakim.
Sledding Since: 2018.
Classes Entered: 1 Dog, Bikejoring, 1 Dog Touring, and Novice.
About: Sleddog racing captured my boys heart back in 2018, when I needed to find a job for my 11 month old husky boy Loki who took to exerting his energy on my furniture, toothbrushes and toilet rolls. 

My friends and family are amazed at how quickly my life has changed over the past 3 years, getting up before sunrise in the cold & rain for training, to then standing in the start line at races with my sledding friends waiting to shoot out the start line, dogs barking with excitement and the smell of Brett’s coffee waiting for me in the distance, my furkids found a passion that I get to share with them. 

I look forward to expanding my experience with one day going to the snow, but for now I am happy travelling around WA to new locations with Loki, Storm & Frost, racing as Team “Hakuna Matata” yep it means No Worries! 

General Committee - Jamelia Bramwell.
Sledding Since: 2017.
Classes Entered:
1 Dog, Canicross, Novice, Puppy and Bikejoring.
About: I went along to the beginner's days in 2017 expecting to have a go at a new sport and maybe have a think about races. Little did I know that this sport would take over my entire winter (and life) and would introduce me to one of the most welcoming communities you can find.

Having two 'non-typical' breeds has taught me a lot about different ways of training, but in the end my dogs love this sport just as much as the arctic breeds. My favourite thing that dryland sledding has introduced to me is the ability to take my dogs out for a bikejore on local tracks to where I live and just experience the world differently (admittedly at a faster pace)

I have been on the committee for two years now and I love being able to help out the club. I'm always up for a chat and will talk about training (physical and behavioural) for hours - SO BE WARNED!

General Committee / WA ASSA REP - Jess West.
Sledding Since: 2014.
Classes Entered:
1 Dog, Bikejoring, 1 and 2 Dog Veteran, 1 and 2 Touring and crazycross.
About: I started sledding in 2014 with two Dalmatians. My deaf girl took to sledding like a duck to water.

After my first season we add another deaf dal to our sled dog team. Team Hearing is overrated was born. I love to see all the different breeds of dogs join the sport.

General Committee - Josh Neufield.
Sledding Since:
Classes Entered:
Bikejoring, Novice.
About: I found out about the sport at a dogs day out event, where I ended up talking to some lovely members of the club who said my dogs would be perfect for the sport.

I was a bit sceptical at first, thinking this sport could only be done by huskies and my skinny hounds would be useless. To my surprise and great joy not only have my dogs taken to the sport, they absolutely love getting out there and running their hearts out! This sport has taken me to some wonderful places I likely never would have seen otherwise and introduced me to a welcoming and inclusive group of people.

My favourite thing about sledding is seeing the joy in my dogs whenever their harnesses come out and they know they are going out to have some serious fun. I have always enjoyed my dogs and now am likely to be the person at camping or training chatting with anyone and everyone.

Me and my noodle dogs Valentine and Poppy are looking forward to another year being part of this wonderful club. Full disclosure, this sport is addictive!

General Committee - Adam West.
Sledding Since:
Classes Entered:
Every class except Novice.
About: I started sledding in 2014 with 2 Dalmatians, Corona and Echo (who is deaf). The dogs loved it and soon we added two more Dalmatians to the family, who were also deaf, hence the team name, ‘Hearing is Overrated.’

I have raced in every class, except novice, yes including that stupid running one, running my own dogs and have also been fortunate enough to be trusted to run other people’s teams of dogs. 

I have travelled East to complete in 2 National Races. 

This will be my 4th year on Committee, 3 of those were consecutive years. In 2020, I was also one of Western Australia’s state representatives on the ASSA Committee. 

I enjoy attending all races that our three WA clubs put on. 

General Committee - Jonathan Toquero.
Sledding Since 2018.
Classes Entered:
Novice, 1 Dog, 1 Dog Vet, 2 Dog Vet, Bikejoring and Canicross.
About: My happy place is at training with my two Samoyed, whether it be a hectic run around the track or a relaxed stroll in the bush.

There is no pressure of racing, so I can enjoy the cold air, the bush scenery at dawn and the occasional kangaroo and rabbit chases. Training my dogs to execute “gee”, “haw” and “hike” commands, pass and be passed cleanly makes racing so much more pleasurable.

It has been really difficult resisting adding members to the Arctic Storm Sleddog Racing Team, but I think that it is inevitable.

General Committee - Jordan Leybourne.
Sledding Since 2018.
Classes Entered:
Novice, 2 dog, Bikejoring and Canicross.
About: I have had Alaskan Malamutes in my life since I was 4 years old. While I showed them in the show ring I never knew their full potential until I attended the ASSA nationals at Jarrahwood in 2017.

The noise and the atmosphere was insane and I knew I had a new sport to add to my hobby list. The following winter we ordered harnesses and found a second-hand scooter and we have never looked back!

I started as a novice before I moved up to 2 dog open. I am in love with the sport and hope to see it grow as I'm sure there are many dogs out there that have the potential to be amazing sled dogs. 

General Committee - Kumiko Priestman.
Sledding Since 2014
Classes Entered:
Novice, Puppy, 1 Dog, 2 Dog, and Canicross.
About: I always thought I was a bit crazy, but since I started this sport it is definitely confirmed that I’m a crazy woman. I get injured quite often in practice and races, but i just can’t give up this sport. Sledding is very addictive; once you’re in, you just can’t stop.

Country Rep – Kathleen Sprigg.
Sledding Since 2016.
Classes Entered: Novice, 1 Dog Touring and 2 Dog.
About: I have been involved in dogs for many years, previously breeding and showing Australian Shepherds. My youngest daughter got me into the sport after begging for a husky.

I reached out to some WASSA competitors and the rest is history. We now own a number of dogs bred for the sport and our whole family has become involved. We also host the WASSA race Muck'n'Mayhem here on the farm each year.

I look forward to helping grow the sport in WA and cannot wait for the next sledding season o enjoy the trails and spend time with the friendly supportive people that make WASSA such a wonderful club to be apart of.