FIS Telemark Chairman – Andrew Clarke GBR
Following the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey in June it was announced that Andrew Clarke, captain and manager of the GB Telemark Team had been elected to chair the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) Telemark committee, taking over from Anthony Favre who had held the position for 10 years previously. Following a vote of the FIS Council at the recent congress meeting in Antalya, Andrew has gained the support and confidence of the international telemark ski community. The committee is responsible for all international telemark matters and communicating important issues and ideas to the federation.
“I am absolutely ecstatic about the appointment and I hope that with my determination and passion for the sport along with the work of a dedicated committee telemark can be driven forward to reach the next level. The future is clear to me and it is my intention to gain full recognition for Telemark on the world stage and that ultimately lies with it being included within the Winter Olympic Games programme of events.” – Andrew Clarke
Andrew, 37 years old, is a Major in the Royal Artillery based down in Plymouth with his wife Alice and two daughters. He learned to telemark in Norway with the forces and since 2007 has been actively competing for Great Britain on the FIS Telemark World Cup achieving some very respectable results. More importantly Andrew has worked tirelessly during the last few years, raising the profile of the sport in the UK and establishing a competitive national team to be proud of.
As team manager, friend and mentor I wish him the best of luck with the challenges ahead!