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European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships Team Announced

BWL are delighted to announce the team that will be travelling to Albania for the European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships later this month.

European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships Team Announced

Coaches Dave Sawyer and Stuart Martin will lead the team of 8 athletes, which includes 4 juniors and 4 under 23 lifters.

The females in the team are British Senior Champions Fraer Morrow and Emily Campbell, along with British Senior and recently crowned 2017 Junior Champion Laura Hewitt.

The male side of the team consists of Scottish lifter and British Championships bronze medallist Jason Epton, who recently put in an excellent performance in Kosova at the EWF Youth Championships. Welsh lifter Jordan Sakkas will also compete, accompanied by British Championships podium finishers Scoop Callard, Edmon Avetisyan and British junior record holder Chris Murray.

Whilst the competition is the final opportunity for the selected junior athletes to boost their Commonwealth Games 2018 rankings, the European Junior & U23 Championships will be a fantastic and invaluable experience for all athletes and coaches, and BWL are excited to see the team compete on a large European stage.

The European Junior & U23 Weightlifting Championships will take place in Durres, Albania between 15th and 22nd October 2017.

Full team selection:

  • Fraer Morrow – 53kg, U23s
  • Laura Hewitt – 58kg, U23s
  • Emily Campbell – 90kg+, U23s
  • Scoop Callard – 62kg, Junior
  • Chris Murray – 77kg, Junior
  • Edmon Avetisyan – 94kg, U23s
  • Jason Epton – 77kg, Junior
  • Jordan Sakkas – 105kg, Junior


  • Dave Sawyer
  • Stuart Martin


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