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British Weight Lifting Announces New Board Member

British Weight Lifting are pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Edmondson as a new Non-Executive Director, who will take up his position with immediate effect.  

British Weight Lifting Announces New Board Member

Philip has an extensive legal background and is currently a Partner and Head of Commercial and Sports Litigation Services at McCormicks Solicitors in Harrogate.

Philip has experience with matters involving: breach of contract, sports disputes (arbitrations, tribunals and FA, Premier League and EFL regulatory matters), insolvency (individual and corporate), partnership disputes, professional negligence (claimant and defendant), HM Land Registry and matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. His particular specialisms are in sports and professional negligence related matters.

Philip is also a keen follower of sport and the fitness industry.

Ashley Metcalfe, CEO of BWL commented:

“I am delighted that Philip has been appointed to our Board.  His legal knowledge and expertise in commercial and sports litigation and regulation will be invaluable as our organisation continues to move forward and our sport continues to grow and engage with a much broader and more diverse customer base.  I look forward to working with him to drive British Weight Lifting forward”.

Philip Edmondson, new Non-Executive Director commented:

“I am excited and honoured to join the team at BWL. Having met the Board I can see we have a great mix of personalities and expertise to help continue to grow and improve the sport and bring it to new audiences”.

Philip has been appointed in line with our Articles for an initial term of four years and replaces David Knaggs, who has retired after five years of service to take up a new role as a magistrate in his hometown. Our Board is now back to its agreed optimal number of 10 and remains compliant in respect of the Code for Sports Governance with appropriate numbers of both the number of independent directors and gender split.


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