The British Weight Lifting Powerlifting performance camp took place at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Tedworth House, Tidworth this week.
British Weight Lifting ran the second performance camp for funded athletes after a successful first endeavour earlier in the year. Alongside the performance camps, British Weight Lifting are working with Help for Heroes’ sports recovery programme, Battle Back, to increase the exposure of injured servicemen and women to IPC Powerlifting. The camp provided a week long opportunity for any interested body within the armed services to be introduced to the sport and find out more information.
It was a great opportunity to dovetail performance training with talent intro sessions throughout the week and integrate any one with an interest in trying the sport into the weeks activities. The program is always looking for new talent after previous identification of Michael Yule, who has been supported by Help for Heroes and is currently on the British Weight Lifting Performance Program, preparing for the IPC Asian Open this November prior to the World Championships next April.
Tom Whittaker the British Weight Lifting ParalympicPerformance Manager said prior to the camp ‘We are extremely grateful for the hospitality and opportunity to work at Tedworth House for the week. The house offers fantastic accessibility, accommodation, catering and a world class gym with access to recovery modalities. The house was chosen after developing a great working relationship with Help for Heroes Lead S&C Coach, Jonpaul Nevin, to provide a world class training environment for funded athletes to get together and train hard on a regular basis. It highlights one area where the London 2012 legacy as had a positive effect. It also gives the program an opportunity to offer opportunities for military personal who are looking to sport to be part of their rehabilitation program to try Powerlifting and enter our talent pathway’.