as an athlete..

Image by Bryan Lloyd Jones Photography.

My career on roller skates started when I was 9years old and I haven't taken them off since. From local and state level competitions to national and international events, from the age of 15 I traveled overseas every year competing at the world championships until my mid 30's. Not content just being a world champion on roller skates; my interest soon focused on both ice and inline skates, leading me to further pursue other challenges in colliding worlds. 


Currently I am working on a number of projects, while at the same time teaching a group of students at rinks in Melbourne, my home city. Being presented as 'Coach of the Year' by Skate Australia was a great honor at the recent National championships, something I had not expected, or received before in the 22 years of dedicating my life to coaching and the promotion of our sport. 


During my time as an athlete, I had the privilege of traveling around the world and competing with and against some amazing people. The highlights of my career were always attending the world championships and spending time with the skating family I had grown to know and love, while at the same time, I managed to win a total of 13 international medals, 4 of them gold. 

in the spotlight..

Promoting roller sports has been a part of Jayson's life and over the past two decades there have been countless appearances, promotional events, exhibitions, television commercials, magazine and news articles and reality shows that have brought roller-skating to the masses.


In 2007 he was Ambassador for the World Championships on the Gold Coast, alongside fellow Australian and former champion skater, now actress, Melissa George. The pairing brought a point of interest and to the championship that had not been utilised before, resulting in media coverage and promotion that saw the event flourish.  


Not one to shy from pushing boundaries, it was in 1999 a feature spread in Blue Magazine (Studio Magazines) that sparked the greatest controversy possibly ever seen in roller skating. The shoot exposed Sutcliffe in a way we'd never seen him before... 

Sporting 'Hero'..

In the lead up to the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the city of Greater Dandenong called on the community to nominate local sporting heroes for a commerorative project. 


Fourteen teams and individuals emerged as being exceptional in a field of outstanding local achievers. Together they have succeeded on the world stage, achieved national acclaim, and contributed to the culture and identity of the city. 


The Sporting Heroes project in Dandenong Park is a celebration of dedication to sport, team commitment, personal achievement and contribution back to the community. 

Heroes included in the line up are; Damien Fleming, Tammy Van Wisse, Robert Kabbas and Jayson Sutcliffe. 



YEAR             PRODUCTION              CHARACTER                 PRODUCTION COMPANY



2013              Eagle & The Worm - Give Me Time



2011/13         Rollerboy - Director/Self - Circe Films



2013-2016     Victorian States School Spectacular - Skating team choreographer - 7 Network

2012              Good Morning - Auckland NZ - World championships - (interview with Astar) - TVNZ

2011              International Roller Cup  - Commentator - ESPN 3 (USA/ITALY)

2010              The Circle - Guest -10 Network

2010              Aust Got Talent Grand Final - Skater - 7 Network

2010              Melb. Intl Comedy Fest Gala - Skater - TEN Network

2008/10         Inline Plus - Presenter - C 31(6 episodes)

2008              It Takes Two (Final) - Stunt Skater - 7 Network

2007              TV Week Logie Awards - Stunt Skater - Nine Network

2007              MTV Aust Video Music Awards - Stunt Skater - MTV Australia

2006              Team Xtreme (US) - Skating Advisor - Fuel TV

2005              The Footy Show - Ep#12.10 - Stunt Skater - Nine Network (body double for Shane Crawford)




2009              MTV ‘Roll Up’ (AUST) - Lead (skater) - MTV/Generator United

2009              MTV ‘Roll Up’ (UK) - Lead (skater) - MTV/Generator United

2008              Hahn Super Dry (Man Blader) - Stunt Skater - BMF (Sydney)




2009              Man With the September Face - Lead Skater (double) - Full Tilt




2009              F1 Grand Prix - Skater - Grand Prix media

2008              NYE Crown Casino Palladium - Skater/performer - Tony Bartuccio

2007              Cadbury BOOST - Self/Skater - Cadbury / Red

2006              Dandenong Council ‘Heroes’ - Self - City Council




Jayson has appeared in various newspapers, print media/magazines
consistently over the past two decades including front pages, feature articles and stories.




2006              VCA Foundations course (1yr) – filmmaking/acting directional/writing)




1991 - Current      Trainer of state, national and international champions in the sport roller figure skating, including world top three athletes at my own skating rink, SK8HOUSE.



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