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BWL Southern Regional Youth Series Success

Saturday 10 November saw the BWL Southern Regional Youth Series take place at Bullpen Fitness, Worcester.

BWL Southern Regional Youth Series Success

The competition saw 22 Lifters from 4 different clubs across 3 categories take part, including  6 development, 10 Women’s Youth and 6 Men’s Youth.

The Talent Pathway Manager for British Weight Lifting Stuart Martin commented, “It was fantastic to see 10 new lifters taking part and enjoying the sport, the athletes were aged between 8-16 years old and it was brilliant to see parents and spectators in attendance. It was a very positive event which I hope will continue to grow in size”.

The competition saw four new British Record holders:

  • Kiera Richards (u15) – w40kg Category
    • Snatch – 33 (u15 & u17 records)
    • Clean & Jerk – 42 (u15 records)
    • Total – 75kg (u15 records) – matched the u17 standard


  • Charlize Richards (u15) – w59kg category
    • Snatch – 45kg (u15 records)
    • Clean & Jerk – 57kg (u15 records)
    • Total – 102kg (u15 records)


  • Laura Helyar – Women’s 71kg category
    • Clean & Jerk – 80kg
    • Total – 142kg


  • Stefano Cataldi (u15) – m81kg category
    • Snatch – 100kg (u15, u17 records)
    • Clean & Jerk – 127kg (u15, u17, u20 records)
    • Total 227kg (u15, u17, u20 records)



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