Catrin Jones awarded a Cofio Robin Memorial Trust Grant

Catrin Jones awarded a Cofio Robin Memorial Trust Grant

We would like to congratulate Catrin Jones of Bangor Olympic Weightlifting club on receiving the ‘Cofio Robin’ Grant from the The Robin Llyr Evans Memorial Trust. The charity was established in 2018 in memory of Robin Llyr Evans who died aged 20 in Wuhan, China. The aim of the charity is to support¬†individuals under 25 years old to reach excellence in Sports in the Gwynedd and Conwy areas.

There were 36 applicants across 7 different sports and 10 awards were given out in total, with Bangor based junior Weightlifter Catrin Jones,  being one of three athletes to receive the highest award.

Catrin has had an outstanding year; competing at her first senior Commonwealth Games in April 2018 where she hit PB’s, broke Welsh records and placed 11th, she then went on to compete at and place 4th at the World Junior Championships in July 2018, and finished her year off by achieving 4th place at the World University Championships with a bronze medal in the Clean and Jerk.

The Trust commented: “These three have already achieved a great deal on the National and International stage and we look forward to hearing of more success in future.”