13 Sep Steven Donovan
Technical Official Stephen Donovan volunteers for both Weightlifting Wales and British Weightlifting. He has recently been selected to officiate at the next IWF event.
This September, Stephen will travel to the European Youth Championships.
Over 6 years ago, Stephen regained he interest in Weightlifting, captured while helping out at a small level competition in Pembrokeshire.
Back in the 1980’s Stephen competed in Weightlifting and trained at the Pembrokeshire Weightlifting club, now known as Strength Academy Wales. He competed in a number of Welsh Championships, British Championships and a few competitions representing Wales, as well as playing Rugby for a local team.
Stephen has officiated in many Welsh and British competitions, throughout all age groups. He has helped greatly at grass root level events and is always fully committed in making the events run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, he does that little bit extra, always arriving first to help set up equipment and leaving last to help clear up.
In-addition to developing Officiating qualifications, Stephen has also attended BWL National Coaching courses up to level 2, to help further develop his knowledge of the sport.
The European Youth Championships is a fantastic opportunity for Stephen to develop as an International Technical Official