Resident Club, Merton Weightlifting Club, recently competed in the South East Regional Championships for the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) which is an opportunity to qualify for the National Championships.

An astonishing 5 out of 7 of the lifters in the club qualified for the National Championships, two achieved British Records – Alana in Bench press, and Emma in Deadlift.

The club lifters that competed were – Fern, Kat, Mahmoud, Nick, Daniel, Emma and Alana.

For Fern, Kat, Mahmoud, Daniel an Nick, it was their first ever formal competition outside of events run by the club which were used as preparation and learning events.

They all look forward to competing again, and by next year Alana will be a registered Doping Control Officer for the organisation too.

A huge congratulations to MWLC and we wish them the best of luck at the National Championships!