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New endurance performance coach - Hans Kristian Stadheim

New sprint perfromance coach - Jostein Vinjerui

Coaching Team Boost

As we countdown towards PyeongChang 2018, British Nordic is delighted to announce the appointment of two additional specialist coaches to the coaching team to support our athletes as they challenge for podiums at the next Olympics and beyond.

As we build toward Pyeongchang 2018, British Nordic are pleased to announce the appointment of two further specialist coaches who join our coaching team.


Hans Kristian Stadheim joins British Nordic as Endurance Performance Coach, bringing with him over 12 years of coaching experience in his home country, Norway. He moves over to British Nordic after a season as Head Coach at Team Leaseplan Tigers in Norway and before that coaching the two-time Norwegian Champions in relay, Lyn Ski. He has coached three of the current Norwegian team athletes and was also involved in an Under 23 World Championships gold medal.


Stadheim said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small nation that has the talent to win medals at World Cup and Olympic level. I can’t wait to be part of the journey and help contribute to the development of the athletes. I want to help Great Britain to become a nation to be reckoned with in Cross Country – not only in the build up to PyeongChang, but also as we work towards Beijing 2022.”


The new Sprint Performance Coach comes in the form of Norwegian Jostein Vinjerui, who has already been working with British athlete Andrew Young. Jostein has previously coached the Norwegian Ski Federation’s Regional team, coached three athletes who now ski on the Norwegian National team and helped win two Under 23 World Championship medals. Prior Jostein was the coach of the Icelandic National Team for two seasons.


Jostein said ahead of starting his new role: “I have big aspirations for British Nordic. I know that the athletes are serious and passionate, with the two Andrew’s already world-class skiers. I am delighted to work with Hans Kristian to help develop the team towards PyeongChang and beyond, and also look to help them win medals.”


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