The third annual Pembrokeshire School Weightlifting Championships was held at Milford Haven Secondary School last Friday.

Again the competition was listed as an inter-school event, but open to all Pembrokeshire lifters under 17, and for guests to compete in but not medal. 

Overall, there were 34 lifters as seven out of eight secondary schools entered, plus teams from two primary schools. 

Ysgol Bro Gwaun were crowned overall champions for the third straight year, and a number of new Welsh records were achieved.

Daniel Davies was one of the star performers with a snatch of 45kg, clean and jerk of 60kg, and overall total of 105kg.

Charlotte Whalley meanwhile, who currently holds eight Welsh Records, did a clean and jerk of 62kg at under 15 level.

Technical officials and coaches were Steve Donovan, Darren Rogers, Jim Horner, Carl Rees, Neil Taylor, Simon Roach, Chloe Hood, Justin Head, and Louise Hurlow.

Other volunteers were Dan Thomas, Dan Davies, Jack Thomas, Henry Tudor, Jack Bugby, Henry Tudor, Ashleigh Barnikel, Seren Mitchell, Charlotte Whalley, Mena Williams, Henry Tudor.

“In its third year running this event continued to demonstrate high participation rates, in a supportive and friendly environment, with many students gaining personal achievements and confidence in a sport which they enjoy,” said Simon Roach, director at Strength Academy Wales.

“Many thanks to all the Pembrokeshire based volunteers and Justin Head for their hard work organising the event.

“Pembrokeshire Weightlifting is also grateful to JCP Solicitors and JPI for sponsoring this.”

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1 Bro Gwaun 39
2 Milford 32
3 Haverfordwest High 24
4 Henry Tudor 20
5 Preseli 9
6 Castle 8
7 St Davids 5
8 Golden Grove 5
9 Pembroke 5
10 Pembrokeshire College 5
11 Dyffryn Taf 4