A MAJOR junior powerlifting competition takes place at Newbiggin Sports Centre next week.
Competitors from 22 different countries will be taking part in the prestigious European Junior and Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships.
The event, from Tuesday, June 7, to Saturday, June 11, has been organised by Parkhead and Wansbeck Power Sports, based at the Hirst Welfare Centre in Ashington.
Three local lifters will be taking part in the competition.
Andrew Conner, 15, from Stakeford, will be alongside Ashington lads David Johnston and James Duff.
Entry for spectators is free for what will be some amazing lifting from the young athletes.