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BWL are excited to announce the Home Nations & UK Armed Forces Cup. A great opportunity for athletes on the pathway squads in England, Scotland & Wales to represent their home nation and battle it out against the best youths, junior and Under 23 athletes in the country along with a UK Armed Forces team with the best from the Navy, Army & RAF athletes.

With youth athletes battling it out on Thursday the 11th of April and the Junior, Under 23 and UKAF athletes stepping onto the platform on Friday the 12th of April at RAF Cosford. BWL would like to thank the Royal Air Force for supporting this event and providing the venue and accommodation necessary to support such an event.

This is the first in what we hope to a long line of Home Nations Cups where medals are won for the best athletes on Sinclair in their class but most importantly, team points are accumulated on Sinclair with trophies awarded the best youth team, junior & under 23 team and overall winner!

With the event taking place at RAF Cosford audience is restricted to essential personnel only with prior agreement, however Grip and Rip will be present to film the action!

England Weight lifting are proud to announce the England team for the Home Nations & UK Armed Forces Cup 2024.

The team comprises of 12 of the top ranked youth athletes and 12 of the top ranked junior and Under 23 athletes split into two teams – The England Lions & The England Roses.

For many this will be their first opportunity to represent England and to be coached by the England pathway team, giving athletes the closest opportunity to practice for future international representation.


Age Group


England Lions

Youth Girls

Elisha Cruikshank

Amelie Pelta

Eliza Pratt

Youth Boys

Edward Skinner

Finlay Brooks

Oscar Smith

Junior & U23 Girls

Erin Friel

Madison Farley

Lottie Absolom

Junior & U23 Boys

Stephen Bestman

Kun-Mo Yang

Silver Ee

England Roses

Youth Girls

Martha Bailey

Annabelle Pettit

Ella Henrey

Youth Boys

Rory Baker

Robbie Simpson

Yuvraj Shergill

Junior & U23 Girls

Rachel Armstrong

Josie Griffiths

Funmi Morgan

Junior & U23 Boys

Josh Hutton

Stefano Cataldi

Finlay Austin

England Reserves


Olivia Purseglove

Junior & U23

Charlize Richards

The coaching teams will be coordinated by Lead Pathway Coach Kristian McPhee with the England Pathway Coaching team & GB Coaches.

England Lions: Head Coach Stewart Cruikshank with Amy Kirby-Saunders

England Roses: Head Coach Andrew Griffiths with Sally Thompson-Taylor


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