The Parkhead Powersports Club powerlifting team were in action recently when they travelled to Moulton College in Northamptonshire to take part in the Great Britain Powerlifting Federation national championships.
Senior lifter Victoria Embleton and four juniors, James Duff, Ryan Strang, Joseph Potts and Jamie Whitehill, all took part along with two novice sub-junior lifters (under 16) Andrew Sharp and Joseph Sherwood, pupils at Ashington High School, competing for the first time.
All the lifters performed superbly and brought home trophies and medals.
Parkhead thanked the Key Fund Foundation and Choices organisation for support to enable the young sportsmen and women to pursue what is a fast growing sport.
The team train at Hirst Welfare Centre in Ashington,and welcome new members, whatever age or ability.
For more information contact senior coach Fred MacKenzie on (01670) 857037.