Andreas Vilberg new assistant coach in Norway

15 June 2014 17:59
Andreas Vilberg
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The head coach of the Norwegian national team, Alexander Stoeckl, will get a new assistant. Andreas Vilberg, who was a member of the coaching staff as a technician so far, was promoted and will now coach the team together with Stoeckl and Magnus Brevig.

"I'm very happy about this. It is really nice that they have confidence in me and that my work so far is appreciated", Vilberg is quoted on Also in his new position, the 28-year-old will still focus on the competition equipment.

With the decision of the association to work with a second assistant coach in the future, Alexander Stoeckl shall get the chance to focus more on working with the top athletes. "Stoeckl will still play an important role in other parts as well, but we want him to have the necessary time to work with the athletes we named to our national team", explains sporting director Clas Brede Brathen.

Another change in coaching staff of he Norwegians affects the position of the physiotherapist where Lars Haugvad replaces Janne Karppinen.

Also from a sporting point of view, the Norwegian team is setting the sights on the upcoming season. Early June the athletes travelled to Austria for a 12-day training camp with jumping sessions in Stams, Innsbruck, Ramsau and Bischofshofen. A final test competition during this camp in Bischofshofen was won by Rune Velta ahead of Tom Hilde and Anders Fannemel.