Football Australia has confirmed that respected Strength & Conditioning expert Andrew Clark has departed his role with the Socceroos to take up an opportunity in European football with FC Copenhagen.
Clark, who has worked for Football Australia with a core focus on the Socceroos (2018-2022) and Olyroos (2018-2021) since 2018, has commenced his time with one of Denmark’s leading clubs following the Socceroos’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification success against Peru.
Clark said the opportunity to link with an ambitious European outfit is a great opportunity professionally and personally, and explained that the journey with the Socceroos and Olyroos over the past four years have been amongst the most fulfilling opportunities in his life.
“Moving to Denmark and FC Copenhagen is an amazing opportunity for myself,” Clark said.
“The Socceroos journey over the past four years has been incredibly demanding for my family and I, but I leave for FC Copenhagen knowing that we left no stone unturned and ultimately achieved our World Cup qualification goal, as well as our ambition to reach the Olympics with the Olyroos.”
I am so proud of the (Socceroos) team and staff for their unwavering commitment and belief in getting Australia to its sixth World Cup. I would like to thank ‘Arnie’ (Graham Arnold), the staff, players, and Football Australia for their support and the opportunity to represent our great nation.”
Football Australia wishes Clark and his family well in their European adventure, and thanks him for his service to the organisation, Socceroos, and Olyroos over the past four years.
Long-serving Socceroos staff member, Fabian Ehrmann (Senior Sports Scientist), will lead on Socceroos Strength & Conditioning matters until the revised S&C staffing structure for the team is confirmed.