Powerlifters in British championship

British Junior Powerlifitng championships.
British Junior Powerlifitng championships.

A GROUP of teenage powerlifters, who train at the Hirst Welfare Centre, competed in the British Junior Powerlifting championships in Solihull, west Midlands.

Three came back as British champions of their weight and age categories.

Ashington’s David Johnston was taking part in his first ever competition, and his success puts him in line for selection to the Great Britain squad.

His next competition could therefore be the European Junior Championships, to be held at Newbiggin Sports Centre, on June 7 to 11.