Teams of 18 athletes from each Wales, Scotland and Ireland competed battled against each other in the Celtic Nations last weekend in Bangor.

And five of Pembrokeshire’s most talented weightlifters played key roles ensuring the Welsh national team secured a team win. 

The youngest Welsh team member, Daniel Davies, competing above his age category for this event, was joined two other under 17s from North Wales to make up the Welsh Boys Youth Team.

The Welsh Girls Youth team, again saw representation from Pembrokeshire with Mena Williams and Lotty Whalley, again both competing above their usually age category, joined by a team mate from Cardiff to create the squad of three.

James Hart and Chloe Hood represented the junior teams in the under 20 category.

Daniel Davies broke Welsh and British under 15 records with impressive technique, lifting a snatch of 68kg and clean and jerk of 87kg.

Mena Williams performed exceptionally well gaining personal bests in the snatch with 50kg and 64kg in the clean and jerk.

Demonstrating levels of power and proficiency, Lotty Whalley secured a 53kg snatch and a 70kg clean and jerk.

Impressive lifting by Chloe Hood achieved a 69kg snatch and a huge 90kg clean and jerk.
James Hart demonstrated outstanding character and commitment following a difficult snatch phase, gaining 103kg, and went on to make a personal best in the clean and jerk of 134kg.

The training squad at SAW is now working towards the next event to be Hheld in Haverfordwest on Saturday February 1. This event is called the Weightlifting Wales National Qualifier. 

For more on weightlifting in Pembrokeshire please contact SAW head coach Simon Roach on