It is with mixed emotions that we, the BC Alpine family, bid farewell to our beloved Sports Science expert Andrew Lambert. We are excited about his new opportunities, but we will sure miss the expertise and guidance he has provided for so many years.
"I remember when Andrew first moved to BC and took over the Vancouver Ski Team," said Johnny Crichton, BC Alpine Vice President. "I thought 'oh oh, a ginger' and then I found out he was a Scottish ginger and thought 'we’re screwed'. But man, did he prove me wrong! From time spent working with the powerhouse '89 girls, to helping Canada develop its top-notch dryland program, Andrew “Lambo” Lambert has been instrumental in moving the alpine needle in this country. He has focused continually on his education, growing his knowledge base to better serve our BC and Canadian athletes. I have worked closely with Lambo for over 5 years and have learned so much from him. The guy is a true professional. Andrew has raised the bar for BC Alpine and has had a direct hand in putting many of our skiers on the national team. We can't thank him enough for the huge positive impact he has had on our sport and our athletes during his tour. I wish him all the best and offer a personal thank you for all he's done for us."
In Andrew's own words...
It’s been a really hard decision for me to leave BC Alpine. Family has to come first and my priority is having time to spend with my wife Ally and 3 year old boy, Nate. I have so many great memories with BC Alpine over the years. What I loved about this job was the daily grind with athletes and coaches on the gym floor and the process of planning and problem solving. Through this process everyone learned and got better, myself included. I am proud to see so many of our former BC Ski Team athletes performing on the world stage and I will continue to be a fan as they move forward with their careers.
I’d like to thank the practitioners who have supported our athletes over the years and who formed our IST (Integrated Support Team). Physios, doctors, physiologists, dieticians and various other specialists helped us to form a world-class support team on a modest budget. It is rare for provincial level athletes to get this level of support and I think it showed in the results. BC Alpine has consistently exemplified ‘best practise’ and I have no doubt will continue to do so.
On a personal level, I plan to continue coaching and consulting in the Okanagan and am developing a career in real estate. My sincere thanks and gratitude go out to all of the staff, coaches and athletes at BC Alpine.
Sincerely, Andrew Lambert