Surfing England announce legal partnership with Clarke Willmott

We are pleased to announce Clarke Willmott as Surfing England’s ‘Official Legal Partner’ for the organisation and our Team England athletes.

The Clarke Willmott legal team, which works with many high-profile sport professionals – from leading football, rugby, and cricket players, to pro-cyclists and Olympians – will provide legal advice to Surfing England as well as its elite surfers on commercial sponsorship agreements and legal matters.

Team England Surfer Peony Knight

With surfing entering the Olympics next year in Japan 2020, and artificial wave centres being established throughout the country, the sport is experiencing significant growth with increasing opportunities for people of any ability to participate.

Surfing England Commercial and Operations Director, Ben Powis, said: “The Olympic spotlight is shining bright on our sport, just as the first surf lakes are about to revolutionise performance coaching for our elite surfers.

“There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in surfing and we are absolutely stoked to have Clarke Willmott on board as our official legal partner.”

Team England surfer Reubyn Ash getting some air time at the 2019 English Nationals

Clarke Willmott sports lawyer and partner, Tim Copplestone, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership to provide legal support to Surfing England and their elite surfers.

“Surfing England does such important work for the sport, and our leading sport sector team will provide commercial legal advice so the Surfing England team and athletes can focus on time in the water and achieving their ambitions. We look forward to working together with them in this hugely exciting time for the sport.”

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