Clarke Willmott has been announced as Surfing England’s official legal partner for the organisation and its 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.
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 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.”
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.”