Benjamin
Fulker

Place of birthFrimley

Age26
Height6' 1"
Weight85kg

Benjamin Fulker made his international debut in December 2019 and went on to feature in all seven Europa Cup races the GB team entered into during the 2019/20 season.

Benji's debut saw him finish 24th in Winterberg but he went on to record a season's best of eighth in Igls just a month later and was again in the top 10 in Altenberg in the very next race.

He won his first international medal when he claimed Europa Cup bronze in Winterberg in November 2020 and has since followed that up with EC bronze in Konigssee in February 2021 and a brace of Intercontinental Cup bronze medals in Igls and Whistler in February and November 2021 respectively.

Benji made his World Cup bow when he finished 12th in Igls in December 2020 and had made a total of three top-tier appearances prior to the start of the 2022/23 season.

Currently an active serviceman, Benji joined the British Skeleton Talent squad via the 2016/17 Discover your Gold talent identification scheme.

He works for the Royal Air Force as a flight operations assistant in Waddington, Lincolnshire and won the silver medal at the Inter Services Skeleton Championships in March, having taken gold a year earlier. 

It was with the RAF that he first experienced skeleton after watching the Winter Olympics and he insists he instantly fell in love with the sport.

Benji’s previous sporting interests include rugby union and athletics, with the 110m hurdles his favoured event on the track. He took up boxing and kickboxing towards the end of his school years and still enjoys the odd sparring session.

BENJAMIN IN HIS OWN WORDS...

  • Nickname: Benji
  • Most likely to be spotted: at the indoor climbing wall 
  • Least likely to be found: shopping
  • Me in three: adventurous, kind, loyal
  • Hero: Stephen Hawking
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd continue my career in the RAF, with the aim of becoming an air traffic controller