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BWL Announces Team for the 2024 European Youth and U15 Championships

British Weight Lifting is delighted to announce the athletes selected to represent Great Britain at the European Youth and U15 Championships to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece from 16 – 21 June 2024.

BWL Announces Team for the 2024 European Youth and U15 Championships

Kristian McPhee, Lead Pathway Coach, shared his enthusiasm for the event: "A strong team of the ten best youth weightlifters in the country travel to Greece next week to showcase their hard work and dedication over the last year. We have some rising stars stepping onto the international stage for the first time and some more experienced youths that are looking to build on previous performances. This is no doubt the strongest European Youth team we have taken since joining BWL and several athletes will be looking for medals and to perform against the strongest on the continent.

The coaching staff will also be a new cohort selected from our pathway coaching team, ensuring we have a strong coach development pathway and that the athletes have plenty of familiarity with the team. With this being the biggest stage through which athletes take their first steps into their international career, we hope for this to be a fantastic experience that will set them up for future success and build the next generation of British Weightlifters."

Our Rising Stars

16 June - U15 49kg: Thomas Duggan

Thomas Duggan will kick off the competition for Great Britain in the Under 15 age group, competing in the 49kg weight category.

17 June - U15 64kg: Ella Henrey

The next day, Ella Henrey will take to the stage in the Under 15 age group, competing in the 64kg weight category.

18 June - Youth 49kg: Elisha Cruikshank

Elisha Cruikshank will represent Great Britain in the Youth 49kg category.

19 June - Youth 55kg: Amelie Pelta and Eliza Pratt; Youth 73kg: Corey Duncan

A busy day for the British team, with Amelie Pelta and Eliza Pratt both competing in the Youth 55kg category.

Corey Duncan will compete in the Youth 73kg category.

20 June - Youth 59kg: Phoebe Davis and Annabelle Pettit

Phoebe Davis and Annabelle Pettit will both lift in the Youth 59kg category.

21 June - Youth 71kg: Maddie Rosher; Youth 76kg: Martha Bailey

On the final day of the championships, Maddie Rosher will compete in the Youth 71kg category, and Martha Bailey will take part in the Youth 76kg category.

The Championships

The European Youth Weightlifting Championships is a key event in the weightlifting calendar, offering a platform for young athletes to compete at the highest level. Hosted in Thessaloniki, a city renowned for its sporting heritage, the event will take place at the iconic White Tower, symbolising strength and resilience.

Supporting Our Athletes

We encourage all fans to follow the competition and support our young athletes as they strive for excellence on the European stage. Updates and results will be shared on our official website and social media channels.

We also want to thank UK Sport and Sport Scotland for their unwavering support, which has been crucial in enabling our athletes to compete at such a high level.


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