Powerlifting championship for Newbiggin

Local powerlifter Brian Lee, a divisional, and British champion, and a veteran of international competition, in action.
Local powerlifter Brian Lee, a divisional, and British champion, and a veteran of international competition, in action.
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ASHINGTON’S Hirst Welfare Centre was the venue for a senior powerlifting competition with entries from all parts of northern England taking part.

On the day divisional, English, and British powerlifting records being broken.

The hosts, Parkhead & Wansbeck Power Sports Club, based at the centre ,holds competitions for both junior and senior lifters, such is their standing in the world of powerlifting.

They have now been asked to host the European Sub-Junior and Junior Powerlifting Championships to be held at Newbiggin Sports Centre from June 7 to 12.

The competition has never been help in this country before and is expected to generate huge interest.

The club is now looking for volunteers or sponsors to get involved.

Anyone interested should contact competition director Fred Mackenzie on (01670) 857037 or e-mail frederick575@btinternet.com